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"Fantastic co-workers and interesting job...but...."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

great co-workers, challenging, interesting work

Cons

constant upheaval in organization - I had 4 managers in 4 years
company seems unable to stick to a course of action long enough to effect any positive change
Insane amount of work with ever shrinking resources
Employee development is stagnant
Salaries are lowest in the area compared to other pharma

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. Helpful (1)

    "2O+ year career at Merck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented people
    Rewarding work
    Strong core values
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Too much Sr. Management turnover, especially in MRL
    Inconsistent career development and training
    Significant levels of dissatisfaction among employees

    Advice to Management

    Drive employee empowerment / decision-making further down into org structure
    Revamp the forced-curve performance evaluation / compensation system


  2. "Use interns and not hire - DON'T WASTE TIME"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Whitehouse, NJ
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Whitehouse, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck as an intern

    Pros

    Lazy managers who dont know anything.

    Cons

    make interns work more than full time employees expect a lot...while most of the employees waste time and resources, Unfair selection process for job offers.

    Advice to Management

    no introduction to basics and expect too much - when deliver excellent results the interns who are chosen are chosen based on(1) need to fill China employee and(2) service because those slots need to be filled. Some interns dont even speak English well.

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