Merck - Like working with a 2 year contract. Not a place to further your career, but nice people | Glassdoor
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"Like working with a 2 year contract. Not a place to further your career, but nice people"

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Current Employee - Senior Hospital Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Hospital Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Nice people. Always above board interactions.

Cons

Rarely promote people. No longer paying for MBAs. Can't negotiate your salary, even on the way in. 3% merit raises, every year.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "Not a bad place to work (but not great either)..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Flexible work arrangements are good... great work/life balance (but depends on the area you work - not equal across the board)

    Cons

    Limited Mobility - very few opportunities for growth/development. Too reliant on outsourcing, and don't hold outsourced resources accountable for quality work products.

    Advice to Management

    Despite what you think, outsourcing IT is not saving you money... we spend more time redoing what they do then if we did the work ourselves...


  2. "Beware of Corporate Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Almost all salaried employees are entitled to a yearly bonus and salary increase. The culture in the Charlotte, NC Shared Business Services location is young, hip and generally fun. The location on Microsoft Campus comes with perks such as access to free Coca-Cola products and a cafeteria.

    Cons

    Working at a large company such as Merck comes with the risks of dealing with corporate politics. I learned very quickly that it's WHO you know that gets you places, and even that doesn't always help. Some managers were slimy and only looked out for their best interests, while smiling in your face. It is also very difficult to be hired at Merck unless you come in as a contractor, at least in the Charlotte, NC location. It can take a minimum of 1 year as a contractor to be hired permanently. They almost always promote from within the organization. Advancement also seems to be very limited unless you are willing to relocate to a different location.

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