Merck Serono Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Merck Serono President and Managing Director Paris Panayiotopoulos
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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck Serono

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

    Pros

    excellent work environment, relaxed, good location, easy going bosses

    Cons

    too slow decision making, poor parking arrangment, very slow hiring process, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Inject energy in the work space


  2. KAM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck Serono

    Pros

    Good benefits and manager support

    Cons

    Limited product base and payer coverage


  3. great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in East Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Specialist in East Windsor, NJ

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    flexible, enjoyable, good, fun, light

    Cons

    tough, serious, long, hard, rough

    Advice to Management

    great


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  5. Great working environment!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and professional development opportunities.
    A lot of motivated and talented people working toward the common goal of bringing medical solutions to patients, especially in the area of rare diseases.
    Good human resources management, truly care about people

    Cons

    Just like every large corporate, a bit heavy in politics and processes
    Some people have been there and spoiled for too long...
    Restructuration in 2011-2013 was a bit hectic


  6. Manager

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

    I have been working at Merck Serono

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

    Pros

    A very great company that motivate and work on its employee

    Cons

    Nothing actualy till now but it might be that my manager is far away from me


  7. i have 6 years experience in pharma

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    Current Employee - Medical Representative in Jhelum (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Medical Representative in Jhelum (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Merck Serono

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ethical company and growing company

    Cons

    no not any thing for righting

    Advice to Management

    all ready ethical management


  8. Marketing manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck Serono

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are driven and the training is very structured

    Cons

    Demanding job but good career prospect


  9. Very disapointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary although blocked for the last year

    Cons

    Low level of sciences and very poor management with no vision
    "administrative " company with a lack of innovative initiative
    sine Serono has been acquired by Merck Darmstadt

    Advice to Management

    please resign to let the stage to people with entrepreneurial background


  10. Disappointed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Darmstadt (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Darmstadt (Germany)

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    And no more !
    I cannot find anything else as an advantage to work there

    Cons

    Be prepared to jump in a back hole
    Most of the scientists are mediocre and are executing management decision
    They are not willing to get and keep talent as they are too demanding and more difficult to manage and prefer let them go
    Many decisions are purely based on politics, state of the art science is not driving any decision
    Management is not inspiring at all and is here to dictate what to do and at the end is not even able to take any good decisions

    I worked there for 18 months and I've never seen a pharm company behaving that way in the decision process

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees !!!! Respect and value their feedback
    Hire better managers
    Find a way to retain talents


  11. Helpful (1)

    Traditional family-owned company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Stable working environment
    Good working conditions

    Cons

    Little innovation seen in the company
    Not willing to take risks
    Too self-confident, little sense of what is going on outside the company
    Big supply chain issues



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