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Merck Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture needs to be consistent across the organization"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with talented co-workers, flexible work conditions, good retirement benefits (pension plan, 401K)

    Cons

    Inconsistent experience and culture between different departments and divisions


  2. "Long term employee"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director Tech Operations in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Director Tech Operations in West Point, PA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation policy based on industry experience

    Cons

    Many layoffs while there (Left in 2014), lower pay scale than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitively and do not force a fixed percentage of employees to be rated below expectations

  3. "Very innovative company and great message"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding platform to help better lives for patients

    Cons

    Very top heavy org structures


  4. "Decent company"

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

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

    Pros

    Big pharma, decent opportunities, focus on collaboration

    Cons

    Poor management, very competitive, constantly re-structuring


  5. "helicopter pilot"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in West Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in West Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus if company performs well, light duty days, 401K and pension

    Cons

    poor healthcare options, some weekends,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great group of people. Good benefits, pension. Holiday shut down was a plus.

    Cons

    Layoffs, sometime implement "flavor of the week" programs.


  7. "technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    good salary and solid recruiting process

    Cons

    union position. far from major cities

  8. "Analyst IT"

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    Former Employee - Analyst IT in Whitehouse, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst IT in Whitehouse, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, professionalism is very high

    Cons

    Sometimes I did feel like a number, and unheard

    Advice to Management

    Honesty with your team is key, as well as transparency


  9. "Release Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Release Analyst in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Release Analyst in West Point, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, and generally great working environment. I like the company culture.

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs have occurred in the past

    Advice to Management

    I think management has done a good job at West Point.


  10. "Director"

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

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    A strong focus on innovation!

    Cons

    The current product portfolio is beginning to age a bit.


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