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Good People, Good Compensation, Career progression limited

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Former Employee - Medical Representative  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Medical Representative in London, England (UK)

I worked at Merck full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Well looked after. A very warm friendly culture. Compensation and benefits are good. Management decisions seem sound and in touch with the needs of the business. Keep your head down and you can find yourself on a good salary very quickly.

Cons

Maybe a little to warm and comfortable for those looking for a fast paced career. Career progression opportunities are very limited. Getting into head office roles from the field is tough. Support for further qualifications is seemingly non existent (MBA etc).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe a graduate fast track type programme is needed to attract and retain high calibre graduates.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great science on the ground

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    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very talented people working in the labs, among the smartest in the world. Very well run company logistically, things got done quickly and with very few mistakes. Hard working but enjoyable working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited by your education level.
    Appeared the politics were in play much more at senior levels
    At the time senior scientific management did not communicate effectively their strategy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fair - but as of all pharma firm, heavily regulated

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to acquire knowledge related to the pharma industry

    Cons

    Heavily regulated with staffs that are not prone to think outside of the box

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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