Merck Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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  1. "Great company with a great mission."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Finest professional colleagues that I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    The company's bureaucracy is burdensome and frustrating.

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    Merck2020-05-06
  2. "Great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good management and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and agility

    Merck2020-05-28
  3. "Employee"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 

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

    Pros

    The benefits, flexibility and coworkers,

    Cons

    Amount of work, no replacement when employees leave and changes almost every week to keep up with.

    Merck2020-05-24
  4. "Very good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that truly cares about employees.

    Cons

    I did not have any negative things to state.

    Merck2020-05-14
  5. "Medicine is for the Patient..."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Patient focus, quality people and collaborative culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    sometimes the decision making was slow.

    Merck2020-05-14
  6. "Could be great one day"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses, benefits, pay, stock options

    Cons

    Lack of organization and structure, antiquated systems, so much in house work put on traveling CRAs, management has no clue on how to improve things regardless of what they say.

    Merck2020-05-28
  7. "Merck exemplifies innovation and collaboration of top scientists and management leaders."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top scientific pedigree coming out of graduate schools

    Cons

    Lots of egos need to work on listening skills, collaboration, and humility.

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    Merck2020-05-12
  8. "Fast growing innovative oncology business."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Patient focused, bright colleagues, driving innovation to extend life.

    Cons

    Consensus culture, slow decision making, process heavy.

    Merck2020-05-07
  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    So many talented and amazing people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of growth leads to limited upward opportunity

    Merck2020-05-04
  10. "One of the few companies with a pension plan!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits package at Merck is very competitive.

    Cons

    This is a very large company and at times it can’t get out of its own way.

    Merck2020-04-30
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