Merck

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Overall, a good company to work for.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Merck

Pros

Collegial atmosphere (excepting a few bad apples), easy access to management

Cons

You need to negotiate your salary/perks/grade while joining. Once you are in, moving up is not easy. Feedback and things to do to get to the next step, from management, are hard to come by.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More clarity on integration

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Worked at SP for 7 years - it was a good place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Excellent pay
    Holiday Shut Down
    Decent learning experience
    Tuition Reimbursment - they paid for my masters degree.
    Good people to work with
    Strong desire to succeed part of culture

    Cons

    Pressure to succeed extremely high
    Expectation of being available at all hours of the day and night.
    Work life balance - near impossible to raise a family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow it down a little bit. The job can still get done without working at 2 am from home. It's not worth risking family and health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Chaos, but Good Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Services Analyst in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Services Analyst in West Point, PA

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Use of newer technologies
    Educated workforce
    Good pay

    Cons

    Lack of leadership; Mismanagement
    Matrix organizational structure with no leadership leads to chaos on projects; no one is in charge so many try to take charge and workers are pulled in many different, conflicting directions
    Lack of communication
    Inability to effectively manage or implement change; goals are only the goals of senior management, not emplooyees. Management is ineffective in obtaining buy-in from employees.
    Lack of cooperation among staff; limited sharing of information
    Lack of shared vision (and lack of communication/promotion of corporate goals)
    Functions at each step of system life cycle are centralized but workers receive no training
    Very limited sharing of information among workers; contractors are constantly brought in but are not given background information required to do their jobs. Workers are afraid of being laid off so they hold onto information in an effort to become indispensable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication from senior management to employees
    Foster common goals
    Provide management training to managers and project leaders

    Disapproves of CEO
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