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Merck Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Medical Affairs Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Medical Affairs in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director, Medical Affairs in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation
    Great work environment
    Great ethics
    Great science
    Great drugs
    Great benefits
    A lot of tenured employees
    A lot of expertise within the company

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in role, very bureaucratic
    Compliance group too restrictive
    A lot of very tenured employees which makes it difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "I love working for Merck!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Merck is very inclusive and cares about work life balance.

    Cons

    Working in Boston area can be difficult at times

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative employees with a great work ethic.

    Cons

    No negatives at this point in time.


  4. "finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    great company, challenging work environment

    Cons

    many departments and levels of management


  5. "Client Computing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and nice people

    Cons

    Culture was non-corporate, which was different.


  6. "It's a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great values. Smart employees.

    Cons

    Big company, moves slowly to make change. Can be hard to move up.


  7. "Merck"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Excellent desire to develop their employees

    Cons

    Lots of corporate bureaucracy.

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good people and lots of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Management constantly in flux and there is a lot of turnover


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Strong research
    Well communicated strategy from leadership team
    Treat employees well
    Great benefits package
    Alotof smart people

    Cons

    Salraries may be below market but msde up in other benefits


  10. "Recommended company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture, fosters work-life balance, learning by osmosis

    Cons

    At times, some roles can be very demanding, leaving no opportunity to work on employee development

    Advice to Management

    Site leadership can be extraordinary, however, some individuals are placed (with no choice) in roles where they are less likely to succeed


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