Merck KGaA Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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Merck KGaA CEO Stefan Oschmann
Stefan Oschmann
227 Ratings
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  • "too many reorgs resulting into delayed decision making(in 13 reviews)

  • "Many positions require german language skills for full time postions(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and culture, provides great work/life balance

    Cons

    Everything has pros and cons

  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, benefit,work-life balance, training opportunities, collaborate opportunities.

    Cons

    Some long-year employees work minimum while having high salary.

  3. "Lots of pressure"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits with generous 401k match.

    Cons

    Always changing sales strategies to hit targets.

  4. "Great work, great company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jaffrey, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits Great flexability for temps Great coworkers

    Cons

    Some management drama in lower levels Forced overtime requires advanced scheduling

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Depends where you are"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pipeline and copromotes with better companies

    Cons

    Silos, favoritism and toxic management allowed to go unchecked

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Social benefits Globally good company Good job stability.

    Cons

    No development Poor local management Burocracy

  7. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer 

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity offered at all locations

    Cons

    None at this very moment

  8. "Always opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rapid advancement opportunities if you apply yourself

    Cons

    Slightly silo’d company. German focus.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good job but there are issues"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate Scientist in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unique chemistry, overall friendly people, bonus structure being set up, flexible hours. Most days you are able to do different enough tasks to keep the job from becoming boring. Overall safe working culture and involved in helping out the community.

    Cons

    Management doesn't try hard enough to keep good employees from leaving. Compensation is lower than at other sites and companies. Good employee ideas take an incredibly long time to be implemented as management chooses to not make these things a priority. Promotion might occur once in your entire time here unless you move into management.

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  10. "Good Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, good portfolio and good company

    Cons

    slow to make a decision, misalignment at top mgmt.

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