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Merck Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Good place to work"

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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

    Good pay, benefits, vacation and bounes

    Cons

    Sometimes stress place but overall a good challenge


  2. "Executive Customer Representative"

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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

    Merck has a an excellent culture and product line.

    Cons

    A company this big can be a bit slow to adjust to rapidly changing conditions in the field.

  3. "Great company but constant downsizing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit package. Merck is ethical and has a rich history in pharmaceuticals and developing life changing medicines.

    Cons

    Endless downsizing, no stability. Work/life balance is continually challenged. The industry as a whole is undergoing major changes like the rest of healthcare which is the driver for fewer jobs and much larger territories.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!


  4. "Merck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable company, diverse environment, good benefits

    Cons

    lots of politics, career opportunities largely limited to lateral moves

    Advice to Management

    focus on core work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Affairs Director"

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    Current Employee - Director, Medical Affairs in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director, Medical Affairs in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation
    Great work environment
    Great ethics
    Great science
    Great drugs
    Great benefits
    A lot of tenured employees
    A lot of expertise within the company

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in role, very bureaucratic
    Compliance group too restrictive
    A lot of very tenured employees which makes it difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Vaccines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pipeline and people , trying to intergrate pharma

    Cons

    Top Heavy on the topside


  7. "finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    great company, challenging work environment

    Cons

    many departments and levels of management

  8. "Client Computing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and nice people

    Cons

    Culture was non-corporate, which was different.


  9. "It's a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values. Smart employees.

    Cons

    Big company, moves slowly to make change. Can be hard to move up.


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Strong research
    Well communicated strategy from leadership team
    Treat employees well
    Great benefits package
    Alotof smart people

    Cons

    Salraries may be below market but msde up in other benefits


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