Merck KGaA Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Merck KGaA CEO Stefan Oschmann
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373 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lovely people, great working environment(in 47 reviews)

  • "Good company with nice environment(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Slow decision making is bit draining(in 16 reviews)

  • "Since Merck is located in Darmstadt, it is not the most exciting city to live in(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An awesome company to work for

      Apr 14, 2021 - Senior Scientist in Lenexa, KS
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great work environment and company values.

      Cons

      Some of the systems are still in the integration process, so the transactions among sites are still a bit complicated.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Benefits and Motivated Management with Growing Pains (Quality Control)

      Nov 13, 2020 - Associate Quality Control Scientist in Sheboygan Falls, WI
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      Pros

      The Benefits are amazing and the pay is really good for their Sheboyan site. Everyone is really hard working and super dedicated to their work and continually improving the department Management is also dedicated to trying to help people grow and develope Emphasis is 1) Safety 2) Quality 3) Through put

      Cons

      The Sheboygan site has been around for a long time and used to be more catalogue driven with the departments having more freedom in their operations. Now the company is servicing industrial customers rather than its catalogue and this has resulted in some growing pains. It occurs too often that the ghost of a previous practice has to be addressed or that something got locked into change-control and can't be addressed. At worst though this is a frustration and not a detriment to the work being done. Opportunities for development can be an issue as the only way to climb the ladder is to go into management. Because the plant is 24-hr, work/life balance readily suffers.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Politics

      Apr 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Merck is the same as every other large company.

      Cons

      Merck is distracts employees with the politics of the day.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, care about their employees

      Mar 22, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Tempe, AZ
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      Pros

      Diversity, benefits, working environment and great co-workers

      Cons

      Salaries are not always current

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good job

      Mar 15, 2021 - Operator 
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      Pros

      Good pay, no formal schooling needed

      Cons

      Friends and family promotion environment

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good entry level job

      Mar 2, 2021 - Gas Technician in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Pay is okay for entry level. Good schedule, you work 3 days in a row one week and then 4 days in row the next.

      Cons

      Don't be contractor...do your best to get hired on directly with the company.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ambitious technology focused company

      Jan 21, 2021 - R&D Director in Branchburg, NJ
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      Pros

      Good prospects for development. Ambitious plans for growth. Takes care of people.

      Cons

      Grown too quickly recently and become too bureaucratic and slow. Aggressive growth plans are not followed up with investment.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fine place to work

      Mar 7, 2021 - Director of Business Development in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Stable yet trying to change to keep relevant

      Cons

      Slow pace, and unclear messaging from management

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Started off great...but lost work/life balance and work culture too focused on pleasing clients.

      Nov 10, 2020 - Quality Specialist in Rockville, MD
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      Pros

      Some coworkers made it enjoyable to come to work everyday. The benefits (time off and health) are better than other companies in the area. Free coffee and free company branded merchandise is nice too.

      Cons

      Pay is below average for the area. For a company of this size and supposed success, one would think they would at least be in the 50th percentile or above for salary expectations for the area, but sadly are not. The work culture is too focused on pleasing clients and tend to overlook/disregard employee satisfaction or happiness in the workplace until it’s too late. Most departments are overworked and are understaffed (due to turnover).

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company to work for!

      Jan 14, 2021 - Information Specialist in Rochester, NY
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      Pros

      excellent benefits, great colleagues, collaborative atmosphere

      Cons

      none that I can think of

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