Merck Serono

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Merck Serono Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
42 Reviews
2.8
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

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    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    flexible, enjoyable, good, fun, light

    Cons

    tough, serious, long, hard, rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Traditional family-owned company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It was a professional experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Merck Serono

    Pros

    It was nice place of competition

    Cons

    The Bad spirit among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act ethically

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Do not work here - ever!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Feltham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Feltham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Free fruit, cheap lunch, cheap massages

    Cons

    Very disorganised, its amazing anything productive or of any value gets done. Extremely hierarchical, process driven with some extremely bad behaviours which are encouraged and rewarded. This company doesn't make anything easy for itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire people to do jobs, let them do the job. Don't allow people to be over-ruled so easily when they have the experience in that area. Review decision making matrices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Dissapointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    nice compensation and benefit at least for people recruited by Serono before the sale to Merck Darmstadt

    Cons

    absolutely no innovation in this company only driven by administration and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please let the place to real entreprenarial people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work was quite varied and challenging. My immediate colleagues were extremely professional in their attitudes and also very skilled in their respective fields. I enjoyed the camaraderie and the desire to do a good job.

    Cons

    The company sometimes lacked a true appreciation of their staff. Claiming for T&E's was a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw away the talent after investing so much; look to retain staff rather than take a short term view. Try to listen to them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Associate Director - Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, Integrated systems, great products and balanced and good quality management system
    Family minimally involved on day to day business and look for a long term company

    Cons

    Lack of possibilities to growth if you are not coming from HQ in Germany, you will be considered a second class employee.
    People coming from Serono merging were tagged as Lazy by "Pure Merck" colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less German "centric". Be open to feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it was a great company, not nowadays.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - KAE in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - KAE in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at Merck Serono full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    it had vision and good managers.not now.

    Cons

    theres is becoming a company with no confidence from its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they must think about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good opportunity to built a great career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Liaison in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Medical Liaison in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Merck Serono full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to increase scientific and business knowledge. The company has a good reputation in the area of pharmaceutical industry. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    The organization of the company could be better. Sometimes they do not give due recognition to employees. Underutilized resources and opportunities. Lack of comunication. The salaries are low. Too much burocratic work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to the necessities of the employees and set more realistic goals. Get more "down earth".

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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