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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. Helpful (3)

    "Merck Management is the issue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good ethics, you go nowhere and very unfair pay.

    Cons

    Merck does not promote in place. That means "The next Moron" gets the job simply because its their turn. This leads to very incompetent management, nobody cares because they do not last long before the next moron takes over.

    Advice to Management

    Choose management by skill and not because its "their turn" promote employees on performance and not politics.


  2. "Sr Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, growth curve, people are very helpful and nice

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder, pay, not attractive for younger workforce

    Advice to Management

    Try to attract younger talent and pay according to industry standards


  3. "Good company and benefits - hard for talented to thrive in politically charged environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Noble cause;
    Courageous Leader (CEO)
    Great benefits
    Diverse experiences

    Cons

    Politically charged environment;
    Nepotism
    Culture corruption


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  5. "One of my favorite jobs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great products to sell. Enjoyed my customers and the other people I worked with

    Cons

    Very conservative company that folllow many rules on compliance

    Advice to Management

    N:a


  6. "full-time employee basic impressions of experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    nice facilities, good remote working policy

    Cons

    wish that leadership would consider how to encourage & reward innovation


  7. "Finance Director Comtroller Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People - Pride in Products

    Cons

    Lack of consistent approach to accuracy

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to Legacy Merck Finance People


  8. "Good Benefits, Good Salary, Lacking Good Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    -Good Salary
    -Excellent Benefits
    -Large organization with many opportunities

    Cons

    -Management does not always value employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Merck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Director in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Director in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with great products in many different lines of therapy. Superb workforce in all areas. Extremely structured and .

    Cons

    Adopted the strategy of downsizing and outsourcing many areas and manufacturing sites. Lost very talented resources and the ones remaining at a corporate level will not have the experience of real life manufacturing environment.
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    Advice to Management

    Cautious with the downsizing strategy. This may hurt the company in the long run.


  10. "Merck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good people, with good science

    Cons

    Worldwide changes affecting its business

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Professional Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great platform for pharmaceutical sales skills

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth in sales career

    Advice to Management

    You have a great sales force, but you need to do more to show them how you value them when they are delivering sales results (meaningful salary increases, stock options, etc.)



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