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Cut-throat Culture at SP

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Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Merck

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great compensation, benefits, the majority of middle management are highly professional, pipeline is very strong for the US and ex-US (the latter being the growth driver for the company). Merck acquisition will right-size the back-stabbing, shoot-from-the-hip mentality at SGP.

Cons

Senior management is ingrained with the Fred Hassan mentality of take-no-prisoners, push forward without regard for professionalism and treating employees fairly and honestly. However, every executive mgmt leader is gone through the merger .. except one. SGP management absolutely demolished Organon employee morale and good standing.

Advice to Management

Advice to Merck: beware of SGP upper mgmt who thinks they know better than a slow-moving, bureaucratic, over-analytical parent company.

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  1. Change for the better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sales model changed and is driven by customer service and their agenda versus pushing the reach and frequency model of the past. The territories are manageable and business managers have relaxed.

    Cons

    Promotion freeze/new merger with Shering Plough/advancement and transferring territories is difficult especially with the recent downsizing. Blockbuster drugs going off patent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the New Model. Customers are noticing.

  2. Helpful (1)

    The job varies according to which manager you report to

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    Current Employee - Clinical Project Special in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Special in Kenilworth, NJ

    I have been working at Merck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The type of study trials they run are very challenging and interesting. They are top of the market studies and make for very interesting work.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it depends which manager you report to if you will survive or thrive at the company or not. For example, my first six months at the company were promising, but when my manager changed, it was like working for a different company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Managers need better Human Relationship skills, and the job should not be so completely affected depending on who you report too.

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