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"Ovearll, good. Lot's of Sr Level turnover"

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Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Was great years ago. Lots of changes over time. SP now Merck. Merck has many postives, but integration is challenging. Learned a lot and was given the opportunity to pursue career tracks in differnent functional areas.

Cons

Many changes in Sr. Level Mgmt meant making and meeting goals challenging. Also, heavily matrixed organization thar required a lot of flexibility on employees part.

Advice to Management

Yikes! Respect by Merck Mgmt of SP employees. Lots of words, but no action. Most SP folks when given the opportunity have elected to take their packages.

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    "Very unappreciated"

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    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Millsboro, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Millsboro, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, for the eastern shore pay is above average,I really wish I had more positive to say on behalf of the company

    Cons

    Very unappreciative site management, continual expectation to do more with less, people, equipment, even basic tools and supplies. Excessive work schedule due to severe under staff conditions. No chance for advancement no matter how hard you work or schooling you complete. School very difficult due to 55-65 hour work weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Please quite treating your most important assets, your people, as liabilities. Give us an opportunity to really show you what we can do, then at least tell us when we have done well and give us the opportunity to advance and grow. Quite the do as I say not as I do attitude, and treat us like adults.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great to Poor Experience..."

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Broomfield, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay- compensation has been greater than other industries at comparable levels and lots of good, smart people working at Merck...trying to do the best they can

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Pharma industry is under significant pressure from Wall Street, Main Street, media, patent expiree, etc...so consolidation, reductions, reduced benefits will continue for foreseeable future...not a stable company or industry for long term career opportunities...the people that succeed are those who play the political game and manage up well...

    Advice to Management

    Good old boy (and gal) club continues - same leadership they just move around who sits in those chairs - you would rather hire an average someone you know for the past 20 years than risk taking a chance on new people with different perspectives and mindsets...only seem to hire people that have similar backgrounds than they do...little or no formal executive development.

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