MSD Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
18 Reviews

3.6
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MSD Pharmaceuticals Managing Director Kumarapuram Gopalakrishnan Ananthakrishnan
Kumarapuram Gopalakrishnan Ananthakrishnan
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  1.  

    Innovative science driven products, good values offset by poor accountability and cross functional collaboration locally

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovative science driven products, good values

    Cons

    poor accountability and cross functional collaboration locally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start operating with values like the US entities operate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Respect Human space , Employee empowerment , Premium salary payer among Egyptian Market.
    Career advancement is better now , Good company image in the market.
    Options of internal transfer among ME subsidiaries.

    Cons

    Low incentive schemes compared to peer companies.
    Too much change ( Structure , management , Systems applied).
    Extremely crippling governance measures.
    Very low flexibility for creativity.
    Opportunities are mainly available for head office employees regardless offsite employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop seeing one side of the story , and the system needs to be reliable before relying on its results !

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Company in transition. Going through a global major restructure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation, variety of products, reasonable pipeline, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Major restructure therefore moral quite low, weak leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant re-structuring having adverse effect on productivity and staff morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company in its segment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good money payers
    MNC culture of doing business with ethics and integrity

    Cons

    Huge size of organisation
    Career opportunities limited
    Growth is stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring transparency in operations

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I worked at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training. Good structure for people new to the industry, however, like all big organisations can be hard of you don't fit into the company mould, even if you are good and getting good results.

    Cons

    As with any company, the qualities, skills and attributes of managers can impact on your engagement and morale in the company. Limited opportunities and you have to wait for a very long time before opportunities arise.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but needs more drive on business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment
    Respect to employees
    Strong brands
    Support from global team
    Work and lifetime balance

    Cons

    Lack of business drive
    Bureaucracy
    Focused in short term
    Do not support strong brands properly
    Change route frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great salary structure, excellent work culture,

    Cons

    gud place to work, no serious cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ethical, regulated and progressive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great product pipeline, good working environment, fairly competitive employee benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to certain markets such as South Africa due to company policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility and balance between world wide company standards and on how business is done in new markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a typical multinational with decent benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LSS Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - LSS Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    decent benefits and package
    high standards of work and good experience to be gained
    great lean six sigma focus
    good reputation

    Cons

    poor career planning in manufacturing
    no job rotation possibilities
    flexibility and overtime are expected when job pressure requires. this affects work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the shopfloor. what happened to the transformation jam?

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A very ethical company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSD Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful managers. Nothing gets un-noticed.

    Cons

    Salaries can be better !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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