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Merck Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Director, Discovery"

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    Current Employee - Director, Discovery
    Current Employee - Director, Discovery
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad team, capabilities and confidence
    Organizationally astute to capabilities and impact - technology welcomed rather than seen as a threat
    Encouragement to grow group's responsibilities and impact.

    Cons

    Large company with bureaucratic overhead that comes with it.
    Scientific inertia and arrogance
    Organization developed too many layers - losing site of where the golden eggs come from

    Advice to Management

    If the team keeps losing, you sack the manager not the players: i.e. institutional / strategic errors are executive errors not operational.


  2. "company review positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, good salaries, flexible work arrangements made Merck a great place to work

    Cons

    lots of meetings needed to travel to

  3. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Too political and infighting among groups


  4. "Merck & Co. Inc./MSD good place to be a part of"

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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

    They are a very good company to work for and like that under the present CEO the company has seen this pharmaceutical company really move forward in so many positive ways.
    The benefits are still in par with the rest of the Pharma Industry so not really much to sneeze about.

    Cons

    They are a very good company to work for and like any other company in corporate America they have all the bureaucracy and red tape that slows them in getting things done quicker or faster. They reach their goals/mark although one would like to see it sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  5. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, and friendly supervisors and co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay, and the call volume can get really high.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Quality Assurance"

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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 environment to work
    Culture is great
    Great community service

    Cons

    Management
    Not enough room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Understand employee moral


  7. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Special Program that allow you to develop your skills sets (training, etc.)

    Cons

    Trust in Senior Leadership, reducing benefits

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff

  8. "awesome"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All is good, nice work culture and ready to help colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing is perfect.You have to move on with your work and be patient 24 7

    Advice to Management

    Be cool


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rahway, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rahway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    large multinational pharma, diverse opportunities, New York metro locations

    Cons

    limited growth potential, constantly under growth constraint operating conditions


  10. "My experience as an employee for 25 years."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Kenilworth, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent!!! It is also located in convienant locations across NJ!

    Cons

    The consistant restructuring in all areas of the company leaves everyone feeling insecure to the point of loosing motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees as your shareholders and you will have even greater success.


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