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"It depends on who you work for and who they work for, that determine your SP experience."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Summit, NJ
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Summit, NJ
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people in your group, direct management tends to very supportive. They focus on potential and upward growth.

Cons

HR. HR is not supportive and only looking out for dollars not people. HR is hard to trust and will not look out for the best interested in of the people they “support.” They only care about showing the CEO how they saved, even if it negatively effects a department or person.

Advice to Management

They need to empower the organization. Stop approving every $5 invoice and start worry about the bigger picture. If they work for you trust them to do the right thing, if you don’t trust them they should not work for you. There are better ways to manage control then taking it all way.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "Merck must truly decide what their customers value and what they are willing to do to satisfy their customers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Lansdale, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Science based company, attempts to do the right thing

    Cons

    Lack of products, Lack of relationships

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions more quickly


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Former Intervet Employee (Lab Tech 2 in production facility)"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Millsboro, DE
    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Millsboro, DE
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were excellent, 8 - 9% company match for 401k
    TON of paid time off, however there is no distinction between sick time and vacation time, 18 days during year 1, 23 days year 2, 28 days year 5, 33 days year 10, and 38 days year 20.
    There is room for growth if you stay long enough.
    Corporate jobs are rarely vacated, leading me to believe that they are pretty good jobs
    They hold some fun functions throughout the year, summer party, Thanksgiving lunch
    The business is closed for a week during Christmas and a week during Summer, although you have to use vacation time for this.

    Cons

    The work was very menial, physical. A lot of scrubbing walls, ceilings, floors, then going back and sanitizing walls, ceilings, floors.
    Dealing with high temps, high humidity environment at times
    Changing clothes several times per day, working in bunnysuits (coveralls with hood and boots, face mask, two pair of gloves, safety glasses, basically no part of body uncovered)
    Not a lot of use of my BS in biology, mostly physical labor.
    High turnover rate in production area (where I worked)
    After rumors about the Intervet being bought out, the company insisted that they were not for sale, then were bought several months later.
    Minimum of 3-5 years before potential for promotion or major pay increase
    Pay was slightly lower than other similar jobs in the area

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to working environments in production

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