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Merck Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Great company!!"

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    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

    Strong culture and history, good mission, truly inventing for life! Great work life balance and compensation package.

    Cons

    Felt stuck in my role would like rotational and growth opportunities. Base salary was low.


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in North Wales, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is global, so there are a lot of different opportunities.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work 60+ hour weeks.

  3. "Merck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Setting unrealistic annual goals for output

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals to target. SMART


  4. "MMD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    A lot smart people, a lot of to learn

    Cons

    Systems too complicated. Too big to navigate


  5. "Get out of it what you can"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours

    some individuals are extremely talented and intelligent

    Cons

    No movement

    Management is average/poor

    seems every department is held up by 3-4 individuals, while 75% do nothing

    Advice to Management

    good scientists do not make good managers


  6. "Solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    large and stable place to work

    Cons

    advancement can at times be difficult


  7. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had great overall benefits

    Cons

    Promotion likely if liked by peers

  8. "Associate Director - Animal Health"

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

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and very good work environment. The company is working very hard to support their employees globally.

    Cons

    Multiple internal and external integrations have caused a few challenges, but the company is finding their direction forward.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Benefits of working in Big Pharma

    Cons

    Big Pharma machine. You are a robot


  10. "Senior Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Working Conditions , Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Communicatio, Long Working Hours

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication


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