Merck Canada Reviews | Glassdoor

Merck Canada Reviews

18 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.4
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Thomas Cannell
3 Ratings

18 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "no review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great org to work in

    Cons

    no cons that i can think off


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing for a company with such a stature"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Difficult to describe;
    multinational company;
    cross-country opportunities, but would need many many years in the company

    Cons

    Very political, hierarchy (can't talk to senior management), poor pipeline (or if there is a better one, did not communicate accurately), not transparent at all; and a case of groupthink; no concept of career development

    Advice to Management

    transparency, open discussion and support decision making at lower levels


  3. "Difficult times demands more from employees than rewards"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Resources to do job well - cross functional support

    Cons

    stagnant pay. High level of bureaucracy


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Overall Good company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Kirkland, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Kirkland, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for personal development. Great benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for upward or lateral shifts. Employees always expected to deliver more. Some managers are completely unaware of their employees workload. Unstable environment due to severe job cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. Be aware of their workload.


  6. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, a company with vision, well paid and the products are very good. Most doctors are willing to meet with reps and trust their products

    Cons

    More paper work than the field work, too much of materials, some are not very useful in the field and very few of them work

    Advice to Management

    Very good some times it is hypocritical, be practical, do not be business oriented. please keep people who built the company and do not take them when they need you


  7. "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training. Interesting products. Great colleagues at field level.

    Cons

    Too much process. Slow decision making. Very hierarchical.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and customers suggestions. Be more externally focused.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay and company is well respected.

    Cons

    Upper management really changed after buyout of Schering Plough. Wasn't fun anymore.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Culture of arrogance and condescension"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Kirkland, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Kirkland, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Merck Canada full-time

    Pros

    higher salaries and benefits than other industries, as per pharma practices

    Cons

    Very set in their ways, even in the face of embarrassing lawsuits, forced downsizing and empty buildings. The only way to keep a job there is to focus your attention on watching your back, not on actual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Get real about changing the culture. Look where the old ways have gotten you in Canada: investing millions in a pompous block-long campus that is now a cavernous holding station for a few folks who can't leave because they are financially seduced by their eventual retirement packages....


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, in spite of it's management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great to have on your resume.. for 5 - 10 years. Be prepared to live in Montreal and spend. 2-3 years ...try to move into marketing as soon as possible, e.g. product management.

    Cons

    Subliminal racism within the Management ranks of working at Merck Canada.- for 15 years they had NO black, coloured/maletto or East Indian reps in Regional Management Positions.

    Advice to Management

    If you're asking for 110%, then remunerate at the 80th percentile, anything lower is exploitation


  11. "Great company....need to understand politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Well balance career /personal life

    Cons

    Too much time to advance!

    Advice to Management

    What you say in townhallmeetings IS important so pick your words carefully. That way you will not have surprised faces!,


Showing 18 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters