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Merck Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  • "Overall risk averse, work life balance in certain function" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't value field sales" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Pharmaceutical Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, ethical and morally driven. Wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    very larger company so it takes time to make changes.


  2. "Long Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Respected Fortune 500 company and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Women were traditionally paid less in my early years and it was accepted as normal

  3. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Research environment is the best

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive in the industry


  4. "Global Marketing Specialist Co-op"

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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

    Everyone is so inclined to help you grow. You’re continuously exposed to cross-functional projects and are given amazing opportunities day in and day out.

    Cons

    Headquarters are in Madison, NJ.


  5. "Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Place and people friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Not so much in terms growth opportunities. Everything goes to Prague!!

    Advice to Management

    More career planning needed for employees


  6. "Process Improvement Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and perks

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons


  7. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific work/family balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Reorganizations are frequent but if you live in a metropolitan area, it is easy to find another position

  8. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and career development opportunities are above average

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and develop current employees


  9. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for the industry

    Cons

    Poor management and sales structure


  10. "Exhausted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good
    Diversity is supported

    Cons

    The work pace is fast and furious - rarely a break even on vacation

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say work/life balance is an employee benefit - enable it


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