Merck

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Earn Trust Every Day

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

I worked at Merck

Pros

High caliber of business acumen among reps
Great products to sell
Industry recognition as leader
Was financially sound while
Upheld high degree of integrity

Cons

When things went south with a few of SP's products, communication was not forthcoming
Kept on putting off the lay offs - demotivating
overall - it was a great company until about 2008

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be transparent with employees
Be realistic in expectations
Uphold the manager/rep relationship as a professional one.

(they did all of this while I was there - just saying - keep at it!)

No opinion of CEO

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    Okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Research colleagues are bright and hard working. Have not experienced any instances of unethical conduct, backbiting, or attempts to undermine others' efforts.

    Cons

    There is a substantial amount of uncertainty now as the merger is implemented. Management should move as promptly as possible to resolve this uncertainty and provide clear leadership and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As stated above, the faster that the uncertainties over personnel, sites, projects, and the like can be resolved following the merger, the better it will be for all of us.

    No opinion of CEO
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    lost in time

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    Current Employee - Director MRL in Rahway, NJ
    Current Employee - Director MRL in Rahway, NJ

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    many bright people who work very hard; resources available to do great things

    Cons

    Too insular, not enough industry perspective outside of "the Merck world" and too many people still clutching at the laurels of success from many years ago. Merck-lifers who do things the "Merck way" are put in charge of key initiatives while people hired in from other places are shut down if they advocate new ideas. Consequently, things don't really change. Way to much process (especially powerpoint presentations, huge team meetings/committees, etc) that just spin their wheels and waste people's time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look outside of Merck and to outsiders for input; be more open to change; tone done the process stuff so people can get their real jobs done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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