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"Worked at SP for 7 years - it was a good place"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenilworth, NJ
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent pay
Holiday Shut Down
Decent learning experience
Tuition Reimbursment - they paid for my masters degree.
Good people to work with
Strong desire to succeed part of culture

Cons

Pressure to succeed extremely high
Expectation of being available at all hours of the day and night.
Work life balance - near impossible to raise a family

Advice to Management

Slow it down a little bit. The job can still get done without working at 2 am from home. It's not worth risking family and health

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance until you get laid off"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture of understanding work/life balance.
    Good benefits.
    You know what is expected of you.

    Cons

    Layoffs every year, makes it tough for planning your future.
    FDA warnings pretty often, fire drills with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make a commitment to your employees and they will make a commitment to you.


  2. "Chaos, but Good Work Life Balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Services Analyst in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Services Analyst in West Point, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Use of newer technologies
    Educated workforce
    Good pay

    Cons

    Lack of leadership; Mismanagement
    Matrix organizational structure with no leadership leads to chaos on projects; no one is in charge so many try to take charge and workers are pulled in many different, conflicting directions
    Lack of communication
    Inability to effectively manage or implement change; goals are only the goals of senior management, not emplooyees. Management is ineffective in obtaining buy-in from employees.
    Lack of cooperation among staff; limited sharing of information
    Lack of shared vision (and lack of communication/promotion of corporate goals)
    Functions at each step of system life cycle are centralized but workers receive no training
    Very limited sharing of information among workers; contractors are constantly brought in but are not given background information required to do their jobs. Workers are afraid of being laid off so they hold onto information in an effort to become indispensable.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication from senior management to employees
    Foster common goals
    Provide management training to managers and project leaders

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