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Overall a great company to work for!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good work / life balance, pay, benefits, and a lot of autonomy. Freedom for working in an office all day and you have a lot of interaction with a variety of people. Every day is different. Of course so much depends on your manager, who can really change the dynamic of your experience.

Cons

Instability in the industry and fear of layoffs. Everything depends on new therapies getting approved and patent expirations. More and more offices seem to be closing their doors to reps / industry lunches so it is getting harder and harder to get time with physicians. Oftentimes you feel as if you are an annoyance at busy practices who have too many reps coming in.

Advice to Management

Be realistic about what it's like to be a rep in the field and what kinds of customer interactions are realistic and beneficial to the physician and their staff.

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  1. Good people to work with...

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    Current Contractor - Quality Auditor II in West Point, PA
    Current Contractor - Quality Auditor II in West Point, PA

    I have been working at Merck as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many good people are working in the company, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper Management, and frequent organization restructuring.


  2. Too Many Lay Offs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Health benefits have declined.

    Cons

    Never know if you are the next to be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    All departments should show acknowledgment. Some departments show favoritism by hiring and promoting friends. What happened to hiring and promoting people who actually have experience and a good reputation?


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