Merck Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Principal scientis

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Rahway, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Rahway, NJ

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top quality science and excellent colleagues. Merck is a place where you can really make a difference and improve healthcare

    Cons

    Through constant reorganizations much of the company and especially upper management appears to focus primarily on preserving their jobs, which hurts morale


  2. Biometrician

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

    I worked at Merck

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    too many layers and not very transparent on decision making


  3. Helpful (1)

    Systems Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension, 401k match, ability to work from home a couple of days a week and ability to park inside the building or close to the building.

    Cons

    Instability of positions, constant fear or threat of layoffs can lead to depressing, unengaged, unenthusiastic work environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote team building and engagement activities to foster some sense of concern and well being for the employees that are still there.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Eh....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Lansdale, PA

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Flexible schedule. Seem to care about the well being and safety of their people. Smart people throughout

    Cons

    zero room for advancement. pay raises are a joke. constant state of fear due to layoffs that seem never ending.

    Advice to Management

    spread the wealth. notice people who work hard and actually care. dont just promote those in the "inner circle"


  6. Merck IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gilbertsville, PA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gilbertsville, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about helping others stay healthy. Merck is a large company with many opportunities for highly skilled IT professionals.

    Cons

    Some instability in the management, especially IT. Recent change in direction for the entire IT organization resulted in massive layoffs, but new opportunities were created as a result.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Merck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse, NJ

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Still has good benefits and is a relatively stable company

    Cons

    There is no loyalty remaining at the company. More and more work has been moved Ex-US and external partnerships. Working within the company does not allow you the same opportunities to develop it once did.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many. Health benefits ok but not great. I am struggling to write something positive. There has been some really great people that have worked in Durham but many have left. Future not looking good.

    Cons

    Every 6 months or less some small pro gets eliminated. Good stuff shrinking. Lots of good people left in last 3 years due to toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better. Give perks to front line managers. Treat operations better.


  9. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I have been working at Merck (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    None that I could think about


  10. Helpful (2)

    Associate Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wake Forest, NC

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *smart, reliable individuals
    *challenging environment
    *flexible work schedule

    Cons

    *we are doing more with less
    *company needs to prioritize more
    *too many hours, no work / life balance

    Advice to Management

    *talent is leaving rather quickly, if you want to be top notch, you need to keep top notch


  11. Maintenance Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation plan and insurance.

    Cons

    The company has grown too big and is trying to outsource to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in-house.



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