Merck

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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)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    High quality peers, too much change / unit time to be effective

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    Former Employee - Associate Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Principal Scientist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Peers are very high quality scientifically and as colleagues.

    Cons

    Constant change in policies and organization results in low morale and inability to take projects to completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability and respect to employees will result in greater productivity and a better pipeline.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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