The worst is the high deductible for health benefits. Other than that, most other benefits are fairly competitive.
I am a contractor and many benefits are not given to contractors. For the employers, there are many benefits.
Benefits at Merck are average. Be wary of the wording. They (somewhat insultingly) advertise their 401k matching like so: "$0.75 for every $1, up to 6%. Guess what. That's 4.5%. The commuting compensation (paying for monthly passes for the bus or train) may not get fully covered depending on your commute length.
The medical insurance pays $100%
401k company match, Pension, health, dental, vision insurance, charitable contribution match, 40 hours of volunteer time/year, company shut down for Christmas-New Years
As a contractor, you will not get any benefit other than the salary.
Merck gives employees a payed week per year to donate your time for volunteer work! They will also mach your donations to certain charities.
food is really good and cheap, co-workers are super nice, mentors are so friendly,m you ask anyting you don't understand, evryone here is nice, knowledgeable, and love to help
Great 401k, Pension, stock options, insurance. Less vacation starting out.
great benefits, 401K match, pension, reasonable costs for health, dental, vision coverage. All kinds of optional insurances available.
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