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Merck KGaA Overview

Darmstadt (Germany)
10000+ employees
1668
Company - Public (MRK)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BASF Group, Sanofi-Aventis
We want to develop products and solutions for a better life. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead.
We've been around for almost 350 years, yet the great majority of our shares are still held by the ... Read more

Mission: Our business sectors Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials contribute to shaping how our world lives, works, and plays through next generation advancements in science and technology. From improving electronic devices with smarter materials to generating ultra pure ... Read more

Merck KGaA Reviews

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Merck KGaA CEO Stefan Oschmann
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  • "Great company. Hard to get promoted."

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
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    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is a high priority. There is a Good mix of lab work and office at times. But its a lot more office work then I would like.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get promotion. Work load can very greatly. Will have to help other departments at times do things no part of you job description

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for advancement. Promote from within instead hiring outside people.

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Merck KGaA Interviews

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    Director Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Merck KGaA (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    HR screen, VP phone interview, 2 phone interviews with other strategy directors - None of the interviewers bothers to close the loop or respond for any feedback - poor disorganized unprofessional process!

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioral questions : tell me a situation when ...   Answer Question
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Merck KGaA Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017

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