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Former Employee - Senior Scientist in West Point, PA
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in West Point, PA

I worked at Merck full-time (more than 3 years)

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

Pros

This is a large scale pharmaceutical company that can provide may career paths. As an employee you will have the opportunity to engage and explore different areas of the business.

Cons

Like most large companies there are areas of the company that are not as progressive/functional as others. I was a full-time employee with Merck for 4 years and in this time I experienced career progress which took me across divisions (MRL to MMD) and gave me the opportunity to interact with many functional areas. During my time at Merck I witnessed the degradation of Company values and a shift if focusing on the best products for patients to efficiency and a it is "good enough" mindset.

Advice to Management

I would encourage the leadership of the company to engage the workforce (employee level) more to get a true sense of how the organization is functioning. In my experience, there are elements of middle management that are unwilling to make a strong stance in the name of quality and are more focused on checking boxes. The culture of the organization has taken a rapid decline and I have witnessed these affects to the day-to-day business and carrying out of tasks. After much effort to counter such environmental changes I respectfully resigned from the organization.

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    Good company, but troubled future

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    Former Employee - Director in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Director in West Point, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good scientists, good pay, good benefits,

    Cons

    challenging management changes, difficulties in the clinic have made morale low, several re-organizations in the past years have resulted in decreased productivity.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that they select a model and stick with it for a while. I hope that they encourage taking risks and not ask people to follow in line without discussion.

  2. Principal Scientist

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Rahway, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Rahway, NJ

    I worked at Merck full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility

    Good Work Life Balance and Services

    Cons

    few opportunities to advance
    Salaries are not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Stay engaged

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