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Merck Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  • So much passion for the mission that it's difficult to find work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • no work life balance, upper management should have much more outsourced (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Quality and Complaince"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    The perks but they arent offered to contractors

    Cons

    Some of the people are difficult to work with. Its always operations vs. quality


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    "Positive experience. Company is working hard to evolve"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is working hard to change. Yes it will still normally do business the old way, but leadership is working hard to change the culture to make it more inclusive for all generations of employees. They are realizing the need for talent development. You need to remember this is an old company, so change will not be immediate.

    Cons

    Change does not happen quickly, but senior leaders are on track. It is a large company and for the most part, you have to do all your career development. The options are there, but to expect the company to do all the employee development work for you is asking a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the talent development programs and continue to evolve the benefits packages to be comparable to other companies.


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    High pressure work environment


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  5. "IPT Coach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Las Piedras, PR
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Las Piedras, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, benefits (retirement plan 401k)

    Cons

    Possible site closure due to Puerto Rico's financial situation.


  6. "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great focus on continuous improvement across business systems and in employee business resource groups.

    Cons

    There is disparity between the culture in different areas of the company. Some areas are making great strides in culture and should keep up the good work.


  7. "Healh technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large footprint in Healthcare industry, groundbreaking products in pipeline (oncology), invested in digital transformation

    Cons

    Not agile, at times slow processes

    Advice to Management

    Younger / upcoming talent gain needs to quickly and easily gain more exposure to different parts of the business.


  8. "Huge company with lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Too much focus on bureaucracy


  9. "Quality Technician Associate"

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Technician Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Merck is a place where every dream can be achieved if you believe and desire it!"

    Cons

    Merckis a place where every dream can be achieved if you believe and desire it!"


  10. "Job was great with great pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good superiors and solid pay

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult


  11. "negative experience"

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    Current Employee - Medical Affairs
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some great ppl to meet

    Cons

    - ppl means nothing, management only talks that "we care..."
    - a big focus on "selfpresentation"
    - missing concepts on some levels (starting with clusters)



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