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Merial Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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José Barella
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Pros
  • company car, great benefits, great coworkers and environment (in 10 reviews)

  • Some of the people were really good to work with and the hours were good (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons, was happy to work here (in 4 reviews)

  • Associate management waits for Senior management before resolving conflict instead of being able to make decisions themselves (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Master Tech I in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - QC Master Tech I in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Campus is small and people are nice. Ever changing environment and so many skills to learn if you want to learn them. Benefits are fantastic. Lots of autonomy as long as you do what you're supposed to do.

    Cons

    I feel often times conflict is handled with kid gloves here. Associate management waits for Senior management before resolving conflict instead of being able to make decisions themselves. Salary is good but isn't as competitive as other pharmaceutical jobs out there.


  2. "Temporary Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merial full-time

    Pros

    After reading over 200 pages of hiring paperwork anyone can obtain useful information about laboratory technology, safety regulations, and laboratory procedures.

    Cons

    They way they treated me left me burning with resentment! This is a place that can cause extreme fear. The laboratories are unorganized. Your fingers, eyes, and lips might burn as you spontaneously try to guess through the work. I literally wasn't given papers to guide me through the lab work. The lab workers switch words around to management. It is clearly every employee for him or herself there. Management informed me that they will resist with everything they have the safety regulation of having a respirator equipment. Numerous temporary agencies will relentlessly call and email you about Merial Select a Sanofi company bought by Boehringer Ingelheim even after treating you so terribly. It is difficult to tell if they like damaging your future in the biology field in the small city of Gainesville Georgia.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare for the unexpected. Don't stay isolated in the office. Question past practices. Do not give vague assignments. Temporary and permanent employees who are confused and frustrated may still do the work, but if it doesn't meet manager expectations, it will only further upset the employees.

  3. "territory manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merial full-time

    Pros

    company car, great benefits, great coworkers and environment

    Cons

    low opportunity for high salary coming out of inside sales program


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Care Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Loganville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Loganville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merial has fantastic benefits, and several in-office perks such as a cafe and gym to keep employees happy. The office is very nice, and easily accessible from most metro Atlanta locations.

    Cons

    Very political, incredibly micromanaged, and little room for success or advancement if you aren't a managerial favorite.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees that might not stand out right away and stop overlooking talent for people who kiss up to management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Merial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good location and easy to get to

    Cons

    does not encourage diversity all the time

    Advice to Management

    diversify


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to advance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package! The healthcare policy, 401k company match excels other companies.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging, few or none advancement opportunities. Low yearly pay raise, even with a great performance review.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable -Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Nicholson, GA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Nicholson, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Look my job. Love the people that I work with.

    Cons

    No cons really - I need additional income.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Merial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation/commission opportunities. Great benefits- insurance, vacation time and 401K matching

    Cons

    High expectations for employees, but overall positive motivational tactics

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TECHNICIAN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best part about working at Merial is the pay is very good and the hours.

    Cons

    The worst part about working at Merial is some of the people you have to work with, this company doesn't care about the employees. The only thing they care about is the product you are producing and making sure it goes out to the customer. You will have to work sometimes 8 to 16 hrs a day, just depends on it the machine is running correctly or if they changed the scheduled.


  10. "Research Biologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Biologist in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Research Biologist in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    insurance, bonus, vacation are all good

    Cons

    annual raises aren't good and its hard to get promoted


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