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"A silo environment where people could not interact except through their manager."

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Kenilworth, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Kenilworth, NJ
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The compensation is good (salary, benefits, health care) and the colleagues are smart, hard working and truly want to do the best for the drug industry.

Cons

Lack of direction. Many changes that have slowed the science down--and give a false impression of innovation. No one to take responsibility for decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "Great overall, somewhat limited growth potential for some positions"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, responsive to employment trends, positive culture, strong focus on diversity, great pride in science, very charismatic leaders

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture felt a little stale, lots of adversity between different divisions (research, manufacturing, sales), incredibly, needlessly complex business processes especially re: HR policy/compensation, focus on litigation in recent years led to a lawyer becoming CEO which might seem odd for a pharma, but having interacted with Ken Frazier personally, the man is pretty brilliant. He could be a successful leader for just about any sort of company, I think.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline & increased transparency, focus on science & research


  2. Helpful (1)

    "not what I thought it would be"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money, benefits, and car are all very fair. Some of the drugs are very good. A lot of the reps are great people.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything bad you ever heard about big pharmaceutical companies is true. You will be paid well, but there is not a lot else to be happy about.

    Advice to Management

    I do not know where to start.

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