Merck Employee Benefit: 401K Plan | Glassdoor

Merck 401K Plan

Updated Jul 21, 2014

220 employees reported this benefit

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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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  • 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
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    cannot move accounts or take a loan

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

    Still have a good matching program!

  • Feb 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Solutions Architect in Austin, Texas

    Not great but not bad either .75 cents for each dollar saved up to 6%

  • Jan 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, Missouri

    Many companies are no longer offering 401K matches. Merck not only provides a match they all have other saving options

  • Dec 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Rahway, New Jersey

    75% match up to 6%

  • Dec 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Laboratory Technician in West Point, Pennsylvania

    They offerec three percent match to every dollar you saved in this plan, which I think is excellent

  • Dec 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former MES Support in Durham, North Carolina

    They offer a plan and match 75% up to 6% (so 4.5% on a 6% employee contribution) which isn't horrible but many other companies offer better incentives these days. Roth 401k available which is an excellent addition


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