Merck Employee Benefit: 401K Plan | Glassdoor

Merck 401K Plan

Updated Jul 21, 2014

235 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Eligible Merck employees can participate in a 401(k) plan with some company match; vested immediately.

This information about the 401K Plan benefit at Merck is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Merck. The description here may not reflect the current Merck 401K Plan benefit.

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Employee Comments

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  • Feb 08, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Biotechnician in West Point, Pennsylvania

    They match up to 4% when contributing 6%. This is a very good 401K program through fidelity that you can start 1 month after you begin employment.

  • Dec 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Jose, California

    Company match 3-5%. Vested immediately.

  • Nov 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Branchburg, New Jersey

    Less match as pension plan also comes into picture

  • Oct 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Denver, Colorado

    Top company to work for in terms of all benefits

  • Aug 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Technician in Durham, North Carolina

    A matching 6% contribution is outstanding

  • Jun 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Organic Chemist in Rahway, New Jersey

    Merck provides average 401K plan and limited stocks. However, over the years of restructuring, the benefits are shrinking.

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Representative in Detroit, Michigan

    It adds up over time and free Fidelity counseling

  • Mar 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Finance Manager in Rahway, New Jersey

    Too many offerings creates paralysis. Match is excellent and low fees

  • Mar 02, 2018

    cannot move accounts or take a loan

  • Mar 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Orange, California

    Still have a good matching program!

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