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Merck Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.2 1,068 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier

Kenneth C. Frazier

(392 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with opportunities to work from home in most positions(in 111 reviews)

  • Large Company; good benefits; opportunity to learn new preocesses(in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance was hard due to work overload due to staff reduction(in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management is only concerned with how much product goes out the door(in 40 reviews)

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    Excellent people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) North Wales, PA

    ProsMerck employs very smart, very hard working people.

    Consthere is little chance for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate career pathwyas and better ways of rewarding employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied long time employee

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and learning experiences.

    ConsCompany changing with the times (as is all pharma)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    my experience at Merck has been a good experience, learned thing i never thought I would have learned before.

    Merck/Ess (Current Employee) Durham, NC

    Prosthat you get to network and meet all types of peolpe and learn new things that could take you any were

    Consif you work for a contractor just hope its the right one

    Advice to Senior Managementto have a say so of what the contractors get paid because you get what you pay for

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation and environment are good

    ConsNothing is that bad, everyone can grow

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    Great Company, has a good future, aims to look after employees,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Whitehouse Station, NJ

    ProsFlexibility, job opportunty, work from home, good levels of training, ability to move between roles and parts of the organization. Ability to build new skills

    ConsSalary, does not keep track with outside market for current employees, healthcare and benifits are reducing though still at market norm to low for sector.. Will pay to bring in new talent..

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong, but not stellar

    Specialty Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat Specialty pipeline, still has a positive work environment in most divisions

    ConsUpward mobility is extremely difficult at the moment due to wide industry contraction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, but challenging times.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLot's of opportunity, especially in the West Point region where Manufacturing, Research and Commercial organizations reside. Great people with great diversity. I've always felt Merck is truly patient focused and runs the business accordingly.

    ConsMerck is 'paying' for years of silo'd operation and high cost structure. Going through continued realignment and separations as the company looks to reduce cost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was great!

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee) West Point, PA

    ProsThe company values, compensations and office culture were great. Merck did a great job with employee development and life balancing programs.

    ConsImprovements would be fair employee promotions. It appeared that if they wanted to promote you, they would. If not, they wouldn't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart holding executive level employees more accountable for not reaching company's goals instead of placing the blame on non-executive level employees whom are simply following the directions of upper management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Former Employee) West Point, PA

    ProsMerck is a very solid company. The interview process is very intense. I was interviewed by 2 big group in 2 different site for two full days. It went well.

    ConsSeems very formal with many hierarchy. I was interviewed by many VPs in RA department and in clinical department

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    You get what you put in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work life balance and good pay/benefits

    ConsPolitical culture can be hard to navigate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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