235 employees reported this benefit
Eligible Merck employees can participate in a 401(k) plan with some company match; vested immediately.
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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.
Company match 3-5%. Vested immediately.
Less match as pension plan also comes into picture
Top company to work for in terms of all benefits
A matching 6% contribution is outstanding
Merck provides average 401K plan and limited stocks. However, over the years of restructuring, the benefits are shrinking.
It adds up over time and free Fidelity counseling
Too many offerings creates paralysis. Match is excellent and low fees
cannot move accounts or take a loan
Still have a good matching program!