Merck Sharp & Dohme Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Chairman of the Board, President, & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
87 Ratings

Pros
  • Work/life balance and flexible working arrangements (in 13 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and competitive salary (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management seem erratic sometimes with projects being shipped out a lot (in 6 reviews)

  • Therefore job security is not the best feature here (in 5 reviews)

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  1. An organization with high core values.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Barceloneta, PR

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    A high engagement level to associates, leadership and honest communication.

    Cons

    restructuring, outsourcing, work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for delivered what was promised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent place to work. For 25yrs I had a great time.

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    Former Employee - Manufacture Operator in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Manufacture Operator in Barceloneta, PR

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    The people are great and very helpful. I would like to go back.

    Cons

    Working the rotating shift, but I did it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. How Low Can Merck Go

    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company. I was treated very unfairly and had my assignment end, because Merck computer system never was working, and I got blamed for it by one of their employees I had to answer to.

    Cons

    Merck and their employees are not prepared for contractors when they come in to do a project. They sit for months without doing the work they came in for. What a waste of time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your employees that are incompetent and can not do their jobs, because they are not organized. They should also keep their dirty laundry at home where it belongs, and do not take it out on contractors. Give contractors a chance to show you their skills, so they can get into your company instead of making them feel unwelcome and also for them not to consider working at your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It's was a great place to work till they opened the "Innovation Center" in Prague. Limited growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    I chose to work for Merck because of their mission. It's aligns with my values.

    Cons

    There are very little opportunity for growth here. Event management has communicate that there will be more opportunities in their Prague and China offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Work Flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    Great flexible work arrangements for employees

    Cons

    No career advancement and growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    They don't treat contractors well

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in North Wales, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in North Wales, PA

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great on boarding process and thorough training modules. Compensation is great.

    Cons

    They treat contractors like second class citizens when you do just as much work if not more than permanent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Using primarily contract employees allows for too much turnover and employees that aren't dedicated. Departments spend too much time hiring and retraining on a regular basis - there is no knowledge retention within departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Worked as an HSA at Merck for 18 years - wonderful company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good company values and mission statement
    - Great benefits, pension, 401 K plan
    - Ethical

    Cons

    - Unfortunately there have been a lot of nationwide layoffs in the last 3 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. flexible environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    smart people and sufficient research facilities

    Cons

    Too much political in both working and recruiting now adays

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    Worked in a small group and got to know everyone around me fairly well. It was a almost like a family coming into work.

    Cons

    Upper management can be disorganized and don't communicate with other departments. This causes some confusion in terms of who does what.

  11. Great Experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck Sharp & Dohme

    Pros

    Team atmosphere; Nice colleagues; Great company benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance; limited resources

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