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"Schering Plough exit statement\"

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Current Employee - Field Sales in South Bend, IN
Current Employee - Field Sales in South Bend, IN
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Indepence, good pay, co workers, benefits.

Cons

Biased perfomance measures, unrealistic goals, self serving top management, environment of fear.

Advice to Management

Try honesty and integrity for a change. Put client needs and goals before company stock price. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Other Employee Reviews for Merck

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not same Merck anymore. It's WHO you know who can protect your position. Employee is just a number, dispensable."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great severance package. Fair in compensation.

    Cons

    Low morale. Sad to watch people suck up to managers to protect their jobs or rate them high during differentiation. It's all about profit. Employee is now just a number unless you're a scientist who discover a new drug then you're safe inside the lab.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from employees to rate the managers and fire managers who do not even know how to manage or coach employees. Keep the excellent workers not the ones who are so good at kissing up, they can't focus on their own job. For goodness sake, let HR do their job in protecting employees' interests and not use them to see how you can fire or use something against the employee. That's not the way you clean up during merger.


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    "Would not recommend Pharma Sales at Merck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Merck offers a very competitive salary and competition package. I had the opportunity to work for several excellent Managers. Merck has some premier products and an excellent image in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Cons

    Currently in flux after the merger of Merck and Schering Plough. I expect that more job cuts will occur in 2010 to meet the new job model. Speaking of which, they continue to figure out what sales model to follow. The newest model they have still needs tweaked in my opinion. Pharmaceutical sales process/strategy is very outdated across the industry. Professional development is not stressed and unless you are willing to spend time at corporate, there is very little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the sales force you have within your organization that is successful -- vaccine sales. Take positives from that model and develop a model for the tablet side. Stop burdening the reps with conference calls, training etc. Let them sell! Give them the tools they need. Even with the newest model, you have a long way to go. If you want to be an industry leader, break the mold and do something different. No one else is.


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