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Kenilworth, NJ
10000+ employees
1891
Company - Public (MRK)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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We come from many backgrounds and do different things, but we all strive to deliver on the same promise: finding new ways to create a healthier future.

This is the common goal that unites and guides us at Merck. Uncompromising dedication to the people who ... Read more

Mission: Improving Life – We embrace our quest to tackle health challenges for people throughout the world.

Ethics & Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  • "Turning from a science driven company to a people driven one"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in West Point, PA
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    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training/learning opportunities (rotation program is awesome), especailly for new grads. You can easily find experts in that field if you want to learn things. Colleagues are in general nice and helpful. Competitive compensation, pension plan (rare in the industry nowadays), educational assistance (only $5250/year though), paid paternity leave (dads as well), flexible working hours etc.

    Cons

    Culture going downhill quickly. Science used to the top priority but not anymore. A lot of managers are scientifically mediocre while senior/experienced scientists have no direct report. Can you believe R&D directors only hold a bachelor degree? Career opportunities are fairly limited.

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Merck Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of several interviews with team members and executive management in addition to giving a 15-20 minute scientific presentation. Although you will be given the opportunity to present on any science topic you choose, be sure to keep it relevant to the disease area of the role you are interviewing for. Doing this will help convey your communication style within that particular disease are. Because this role is team-based, be sure to speak about your soft skills including: emotional intelligence, team building skills, project management, collaborating and working through challenges.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this disease area?   1 Answer
    • What do you know about our pipeline of drug compounds?   1 Answer
    • How do you work in teams and how do you handle communicating with different types of individuals?   1 Answer
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Merck Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
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