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Merck Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Merck"

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    Current Employee - Member Service Representative in Rahway, NJ
    Current Employee - Member Service Representative in Rahway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits, vacation time, and has a good sick day policy. I am proud of the many efforts to uphold the “Be well” motto.

    Cons

    Certain departments never offer career advancement until someone retires or dies. Other departments require relocation and may offer unstable jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the employees who possess a strong work ethic and fire those who don’t.


  2. "Field sales"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall excellent Company. Good for the world generally good to employees

    Cons

    Field Culture currently micromanaged with negative overtone. Less fairness with incentives - less motivating incentives with exception of we are tracking you and you want to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives, more trust , less fear. People work better for individuals who support them and make them stronger- not through fear of job loss.

  3. "Laboratory Operations, Quality"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician I in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician I in West Point, PA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a very good job, worked on your own under guidance of supervision.
    Protect the potency and efficacy of vaccines

    Cons

    You got rotated out after 3-4 years into another laboratory, it was good for skills, but if you liked an area it was hard to leave

    Advice to Management

    Management is wonderful, they listen to you and we have meetings to
    make improvements on a continuing basis


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized leadership, all who follow the strategies from the marketing team.
    Messaging is precise and well thought out.
    Representatives are very well versed in disease state and competitive knowledge.
    Most of the sales people are highly experienced and tenured sales people.

    Cons

    opportunities are not "performance" based but on the subjectivity of the management team. Sales awards for stacked rank performance may not happen if you do not spend time checking non sales specific boxes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course with keeping a well structured marketing message. I loved the marketing team.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck part-time

    Pros

    compensation, flexibility, business owner mind set

    Cons

    culture, job advancement options, management


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merck is a good company and a great place to work. The focus is on doing the right thing for the patients. People are respectful and professional

    Cons

    Salaries are not always the highest (compared to other big pharma companies) but the benefits package is comprehensive. Make sure you take advantage.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merck is a good company to work for and has an excellent future powered by their investment in biotech products. The focus on research is fantastic and the current leadership of Ken and Roger is just fabulous. They are visionaries and have a fantastic moral compass. They also care a lot about the employees and do their best to keep up the engagement.

    Cons

    A bit top down and too many senior level folks get involved in the details which sometimes leads to a lack of development of next generation leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Delagate and trust people that work for you.

  8. "Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Global organization - opportunities

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations every 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Value sales performance from reps


  9. "Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local in the Central Florida area

    Cons

    I can not move out of the city of Orlando


  10. "Senior Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Kenilworth, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Merck cares about the employee and their safety.

    Cons

    Across the pharmaceutical industry, there are many pressures and regulations forcing changes in order to survive. This is not company specific.


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