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"Good People, Good Compensation, Career progression limited"

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Former Employee - Medical Representative in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Medical Representative in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Well looked after. A very warm friendly culture. Compensation and benefits are good. Management decisions seem sound and in touch with the needs of the business. Keep your head down and you can find yourself on a good salary very quickly.

Cons

Maybe a little to warm and comfortable for those looking for a fast paced career. Career progression opportunities are very limited. Getting into head office roles from the field is tough. Support for further qualifications is seemingly non existent (MBA etc).

Advice to Management

Maybe a graduate fast track type programme is needed to attract and retain high calibre graduates.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "Great science on the ground"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented people working in the labs, among the smartest in the world. Very well run company logistically, things got done quickly and with very few mistakes. Hard working but enjoyable working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited by your education level.
    Appeared the politics were in play much more at senior levels
    At the time senior scientific management did not communicate effectively their strategy.


  2. "Fair - but as of all pharma firm, heavily regulated"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to acquire knowledge related to the pharma industry

    Cons

    Heavily regulated with staffs that are not prone to think outside of the box

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