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"Excellent place to work...figure out how to get what you need."

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Current Employee - Associate Scientist
Current Employee - Associate Scientist
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Brilliant scientists, great benefits, lots of paid time off, flexibility, encourage and reward hard work and development, perfect opportunity to combine the mental work with physical work. Raises and promotions can be earned!

Cons

There is some politics in promotions: don't want newer people jumping more tenured employees, but if one works hard, gains knowledge, and gets outside of the comfort zone, it will happen. Raises and promotions are not given, they are earned.

Advice to Management

Keep the promising employees by rewarding them BEFORE they look elsewhere!

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. "The ever-shrinking company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work-life balance, decent pay. Pretty flexible on remote and irregular work arrangements. I've had some great co-workers and managers, and have met some really great people.

    Cons

    Headcount reductions are a regular occurrence, lots of bureaucracy and back stabbing to get ahead, lack of transparency when dealing with employees. Upper management take care of each other creating the perception of insularity.


  2. "Excellent group of professionals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well-structured company with good benefits. There are lots of talented resources, professionals and role models. As global company there is an opportunity for employees to interact and collaborate with people all around the world.

    Cons

    The company is shrinking at an accelerated rate and as a result the workload has increased in some departments. This has promoted an exodus of personnel which doesn't help the situation much.

    Advice to Management

    The company recognizes that some departments are running to the bone, something that apparently was a calculated risk. This has come at a high price to those running the business at the low and mid levels. I've seen, unfortunately, the morale shifting south. I'd suggest to not ignore the consequences of the calculated risk, it has real negative effect on people's life at work.

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