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"Good Company with Opportunity to Growth but slow salary growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Specialist in West Point, PA
Current Employee - Senior Specialist in West Point, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work life balance, opportunity to adjust working schedule to family needs, great opportunities for development and challenging work. Good benefits. Solid salary and bonus.

Cons

Union shop. Shop floor employees unwilling to change and resistant to continuous improvement because they want to keep old processes and excessive overtime.
Company performance has been good last could of years but annual raises minimal due to company benchmarking and knowing they don't need to pay employees more. Non-aligned, cascading company strategy.

Advice to Management

Expect more from the shop floor, align around a single strategy, get waste and complexity of out our processes.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "Heading the right direction and will continue to be a major player in the industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits and management, great people to work with

    Cons

    pipeline of products slow to launch vs competion

    Advice to Management

    invest in innovation faster


  2. "Not the same company it was 10-15 years ago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Statistician in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, talented & dedicated employees, flexible work arrangements, good benefits
    If the job doesn't get outsourced it can be very satisfying - interesting projects, exciting to be involved in developing new medicines & vaccines

    Cons

    Upper management strategy is increasingly to outsource research, focus is all on cutting costs
    Used to be a place to make a lifelong career, but management has lost its long-term commitment to the employees

    Advice to Management

    Speak the truth to upper management about the risks of pushing knowledge out of the company to save money - the quality of the product & science will suffer.

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