MSD Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.9
79%
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97%
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MSD Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
212 Ratings
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  • "Overworked & frustrating, work life balance non-existent(in 16 reviews)

  • "No cons for this company from my side(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, very fun place and happy

    Cons

    None at all is great

  2. "Good people, questionable methods"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Hoddesdon, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Dated processes, quite corporate, few development opportunities within sales

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  3. "Good to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time

    Pros

    Very well organised, good working culture.

    Cons

    Not many! A lot of perks makes it hard to find cons

  4. "Average company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at MSD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay with benefits and wxtras

    Cons

    Very insular and limited progression

  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, good benefits, great culture, good work life balance

    Cons

    Limited career progressing opportunites from what I have seen.

  6. "Great place to work at. Have a good work life balance."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Flexible working

    Cons

    No training's for improvement of career

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company really does look after its people!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends

    I have been working at MSD

    Pros

    Caring, inspiring, good salary and great benefits, open honest culture, inclusive. MSD really is in a class of its own amongst pharmaceutical companies .

    Cons

    None! Just love it here!

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "MSD UK"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diabetes Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products, patient focused, competitive salary, great package, recruit some excellent people, focus on R&D , great work/life balance and the most important of all....ethical.

    Cons

    Slow to change to market challenges, lack of trust and respect between various departments though this culture was being addressed well at my time of leaving.

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  9. "Excellent Learning opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and take on responsibility even as a placement student

    Cons

    Office location in relation to travel links

  10. "Good science, but stagnant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High salary compared to other big pharma, great team, good resources, strong science

    Cons

    Minimal chance for growth and promotion at the old R&D site. New site in London might have netter opportunities

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