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Merck Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  • So much passion for the mission that it's difficult to find work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • no work life balance, upper management should have much more outsourced (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Great company but changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great people, structured, good processes in place, strong teams that work together. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Changing environment. Not sure if it will be for good or bad... Pay is somewhat low for industry


  2. "Quality and Complaince"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    The perks but they arent offered to contractors

    Cons

    Some of the people are difficult to work with. Its always operations vs. quality


  3. "Student Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Merck as an intern

    Pros

    Very well connected, offers many opportunities

    Cons

    Large company, healthcare-related work comes with lots of barriers


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    "IPT Coach"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Las Piedras, PR
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Las Piedras, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, benefits (retirement plan 401k)

    Cons

    Possible site closure due to Puerto Rico's financial situation.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    High pressure work environment


  7. "Getting better"

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

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

    Pros

    Great focus on continuous improvement across business systems and in employee business resource groups.

    Cons

    There is disparity between the culture in different areas of the company. Some areas are making great strides in culture and should keep up the good work.


  8. "Healh technology"

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

    Pros

    Large footprint in Healthcare industry, groundbreaking products in pipeline (oncology), invested in digital transformation

    Cons

    Not agile, at times slow processes

    Advice to Management

    Younger / upcoming talent gain needs to quickly and easily gain more exposure to different parts of the business.


  9. "Huge company with lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Too much focus on bureaucracy


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Lansdale, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Merck as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere. Accomplished colleagues. Great Mentoring.

    Cons

    It was a good experience. Can't think of cons.


  11. "Job was great with great pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good superiors and solid pay

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult



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