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"Merck - an opinion"

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Current Employee - Medical Writer in Phila, PA
Current Employee - Medical Writer in Phila, PA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedules, well known company.

Cons

Current environment surrounding pharmaceutical companies, especially Merck. The company is so big that there's a rather sterile, impersonal feel to working here. Morale is not good at the moment, but I think that the same is true of the entire pharmaceutical industry these days.

Advice to Management

Management needs to know that the communication in this company needs to be improved. We are too silo-ed; frequently one hand does not know what the other hand is doing. Many people were laid off recently, yet the company helicopter still flies between the facilities to bring execs to meetings. Why not just video conference?

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "The leadership challenge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Director in North Wales, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The histrory, purpose and the mission of the company and the chan ce to work with smart and ethical people

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and slow decision making.
    Weak leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than the plan to win, focus on the plan to be competitive, get close to reality
    Manage the execution, not just focus on the statement of vision
    Be pragmatic - Show by example
    Top heavy - despite titles people and not able to make decisions
    Still too many layers - The head of US Operations is 3 steps from Dick Clark


  2. "Schering-Plough has no plan for your career growth -you are on your own."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable job.
    Good life work balance.
    Good for a few years until you get your first promotion then you should absolutely move on.

    Cons

    If you wish to be FORCED to become mediocre is the right place for you! Absolutely no incentive to perform as performance is based on who turn it is.
    Do not promote career growth and transfer within the companies
    Company, managers and HR does not recognize education and new skill set obtained while at Schering-Plough.

    Advice to Management

    Performance is based on actual performance... not political performance whcih brings NO added value to the company. Performance as nothing to do with tenure (how long you've been at the company). Why are there so many layers of management?


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