Merck Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Ok but not great

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Salaries and good mission

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is terrible. It is time for a scientist to run the company


  2. Vaccine Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck

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

    Pros

    Great products. Vaccines that prevent diseases. Very good manager.

    Cons

    Other reps afraid of you out performing them. Training was terrible.... Tons of information available on vaccines. Reps with experience do not want to share the information they know to help you be successful. They have many great reps but a few can do damage. My area wasn't as bad as I heard as with another district.You need to figure it out on your own. Tons of testing- I took 44 exams in the first few month's.

    Advice to Management

    Do not believe everything you hear. Reps with experience say incorrect things to make themselves look better. They are afraid of you out performing them. I was given information to slow me down on my performance and bad advice. These people put on the best show and management does not ever see what is going on. They hurt business overall.


  3. Experience depends on your manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, access to cutting edge technologies, smart and dedicated coworkers. Clean, well equipped labs. Interesting projects with a clear mission.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is stifling. I sometimes feel as if the company is actively trying to work against me in accomplishing my goals. You'll hit a glass ceiling on the research track quickly without a PhD. Limited opportunities to advance despite management's lip service to the contrary.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people at all levels. Don't let process get in the way of innovation..


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  5. Great company outside of Primary Care

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Merck

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits package, car

    Cons

    Sales force will turn against each other, management turns blind eye.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the sales team in Primary care the way you would want to be treated


  6. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I work with a very desired team on site.

    Cons

    Outlook of company can vary based on the department one works in.


  7. Senior engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Point, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom to make it better

    Cons

    No where to go for advancement

    Advice to Management

    We make medicine for the people the profits will follow...


  8. Associate Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Point, PA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Caliber of employees is high

    Cons

    multiple rounds of lay-offs to meet world class supplier profile


  9. scientist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good, pay, life, research, time

    Cons

    none, none, work, none, none


  10. Good Work Life Balance

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

    I worked at Merck full-time

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Some areas of micromanagement and red tape

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to take ownership and decisions


  11. Fair and Business Minded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sales in Honolulu, HI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy to some degree. Good family balance

    Cons

    Company is very large, clumsy

    Advice to Management

    Left hand, right hand?



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