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Merck Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "sales rep"

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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

    Great benefits 401k, pro medical stock sharing

    Cons

    Commision based is difficult at times to meet quota

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job keep it up


  2. "Great values & company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Innovation Leader in Kenilworth, NJ
    Former Employee - Commercial Innovation Leader in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly ethical, Patient focus, Continued innovation

    Cons

    Slow, silos like most large corporations

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    People, education reimbursement and health benefits

    Cons

    Career paths can be challenging


  4. "Good Company doing important work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, broad opportunities and well respected

    Cons

    Not applicable to me at this time


  5. "Sales"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to advance in your career

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to advance would be great, but not sure what the company can do about that. Times are tough.


  6. "nice place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    good experience getting into the industry

    Cons

    too short of hours, only 36 per week. little overtime


  7. "Operations Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, 12 hour shift, built in OT

    Cons

    poor advancement , poor management, not organized

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, give them a reason to stay.

  8. "Director"

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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

    Good pay, still has a pension

    Cons

    Recurring pattern of layoffs every few years. Organization has been made flatter in recent years resulting in fewer opportunities to advance.


  9. "Senior Tech"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Technician in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Salaries are within the range and sometimes above for this industry.

    Cons

    Very little room for upward movement unless you know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    SLR should take a long look at how the workers use the time they are at the facility and maximize the output.


  10. "Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Statistician in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with Great co-workers

    Cons

    Need a better Health Care plan

    Advice to Management

    None


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