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Technician, Operations

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Current Employee - Technician, Operations in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Technician, Operations in Durham, NC

I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great new facility, Opportunity to learn and grow, pleanty of opportunities to make advancements if you have the skill sets

Cons

Too far away from Raleigh (personally)
Very rigid managerial style, goal to drive results sometimes unrealistic and affect quality of work/life balance

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  1. Gave my heart & soul to the company @ the WP site and was laid off after 20 years of service when I turned 50.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Point, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    "Forbes' Most Admired American Company for 7 years"... 25 years ago. Looks good on the resume to say that you worked at Merck in the past. Pay and benefits acceptable. Severance package was great, but the company has scaled back on it for future severed employees.

    Cons

    George Merck's quote "... medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits" is now largely ignored. It's all about the money and "do it fast Fast FAST". The West Point site used to have a "Pride in Quality" program that promoted quality and doing things right the first time - even sponsored a day in the summertime for the "Q-lympics" with fun & games designed to highlight quality and promote that mindset. That program no longer exists.

    Advice to Management

    Although you profess "an open workplace that is safe for speaking up", listen when employees actually do speak up. Don't lock down employees in their jobs and disallow inter-company transfers to new jobs. Don't force workers to change shifts or go to adjusted work schedules or face layoff. Treat your employees with respect.


  2. Doing more with less

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in West Point, PA

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits including medical and retirement.

    Cons

    3 years into a reorganization with much more to come

    Advice to Management

    Get the reorganization done quickly. You will lose talent.


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