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  • "Corporate culture was very heavy on process which in the end did little to prevent some really poor decision making on the IT side" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication and leadership" (in 4 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Solid Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time

Pros

Great environment and culture, provides great work/life balance

Cons

Everything has pros and cons

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Vibrant company but neutral outlook"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time

    Pros

    1. A big company with many branches, does a lot of different things
    2. Good branding efforts
    3. Emphasize on R&D
    4. Willingness to listen to employee's ideas

    Cons

    1. Again, bureaucracy. Just like in any typical old companies.
    2. Slow to adapt to changes
    3. Limited cash cows

    Advice to Management

    Need to centralize resource


  2. "Life Sciences Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck KGaA as an intern

    Pros

    Support for the curiosity to learn, encouraging atmosphere and mentors.

    Cons

    Would appreciate a more regular and periodic guidance. Difficult to get response some times from management.

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