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Merck Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Can include more medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Merck review"

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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

    Opportunities to learn, cross-train, and develop skills

    Cons

    Many company and departmental reorganizations

  3. "none"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and work culture

    Cons

    limited office space. Top heavy management


  4. "First year at Merck"

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    Current Employee - Executive Hospital Sales Representative in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Executive Hospital Sales Representative in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people not a lot of fat. Pension, high level of customer respect. Many tenure professionals. Seem to do there best to price products appropriately.

    Cons

    Technology is dated, pay is not as good as other companies. Bonus structure. Vehicle choice, Complicated rules, expense reporting is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Improve the technology simplify reporting


  5. "Executive Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent CEO
    Commitment to putting patients first
    Honesty from management from the CEO down

    Cons

    Always battling to grow revenue, but patent expiries are too impactful.
    Lack of top line growth spurs cost cutting measures (and the fat was trimmed years ago).

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on 2019 and the looming retirement benefit changes that could impact retention of key talent.


  6. "a great company where you can learn a lot"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in West Point, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a great company with high demand in terms of science and collaborative personality

    Cons

    work harder to keep up with everyone else


  7. "Associate Director"

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

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful Company with a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Focus on Employees versus outsourcing changed too frequently.

  8. "Business Development"

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

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Diversity concept is well adopted in many areas.

    Cons

    Organization reform was a bit frequently, long term operation unit strategy may be impacted.


  9. "Merck (former Schering-Plough)"

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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

    For the most part there are good people that work at Merck. I like the Kenilworth campus and found it to be a great place to work

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in this industry. Timelines created from upper management can be difficult to meet and are not always realistic.

    Advice to Management

    I was happy to see the role Kenneth Frazier took in distancing himself from the White House and their offensive and clumsy response to the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have no other comments about or to management.


  10. "Merck"

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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

    Flexibility, fast paced, diverse work place

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance within


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