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Merck Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • So much passion for the mission that it's difficult to find work-life balance (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and diverse learning enviornment

    Cons

    Difficult management policies in terms of contract to full time employee transfer.


  2. "Analysts"

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    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to work with

    Cons

    It is too busy for me, I can not handle the big load jobs


  3. "Merck, it's a great place to work"

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    Former Intern - Process Operations Engineering Coop in Lansdale, PA
    Former Intern - Process Operations Engineering Coop in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment and exposure to entirety of process

    Cons

    The only cons were that people in other departments would sometimes dump work on us.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


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  5. "validation engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Merck as a contractor

    Pros

    the work environment is very open and work timings are flexible.

    Cons

    no work life balance, upper management should have much more outsourced


  6. "Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tech in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well organized great company with lots of opportunity. Management listens to employees and works to insure satisfaction.

    Cons

    I have nothing in this category


  7. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Merck is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited


  8. "Associate Director, shared Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merck gives you the opportunity to develop and grow

    Cons

    as any other company we have few problmes but nothing big


  9. "Excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Intern in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Intern in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The directors and executives I worked with were so knowledgeable and kind. They welcomed my input and were always available to answer any questions I had. They treated the interns like gold. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    Cons

    It is highly scientific so it takes a while to get used to the technical terms.


  10. "technical writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Miami Lakes, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great learning experience with every team player

    Cons

    technology was not very advanced at this site


  11. "Finance Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Focused on high science and innovation
    - High caliber employees and management.
    - Highly ethical and professional environment
    - Competitive compensation and benefits.
    - Very inclusive

    Cons

    - In process of downsizing and/or outsourcing certain functions
    - Highly competitive market
    - Highly bureaucratic
    - Not supportive of employees over 50



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