MSD Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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4.1
85%
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MSD Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
408 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic team, work life balance is good(in 61 reviews)

  • "Flexible inclusive empowering supportive work environment(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "poor work/life balance, very limited growth possibilities(in 24 reviews)

  • "Slow in making decisions, too many decision making layers, burocracy(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Worked there for more than 15 years and cannot fault them. Really looked after staff and great products

      12 Apr 2021 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good salary, work life balance and products

      Cons

      redundancies in recent years were sad to see

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Terrible Place To Work

      23 Mar 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      big company so lots of moving parts and project initiatives

      Cons

      Lots of intermediaries which means you will start to question what exactly is the point of your role as you will mostly be playing the role of testing and coordination of other people's work, lots of technical debt again because of intermediaries, fraudulent job ads, you might just be hired to fill a role as a third-party resource to audit someone else's work as part of their audit for compliance and not actually find yourself doing the job that was advertised. The company blocks pay, managers are unapproachable, disorganized, and lack communication. IT support is more of a frustration. To find anything you have to hunt for it - complete lack of documentation. Lack of induction. Pay is very low. Lots of rude and unhelpful people. Racist and discriminating atmosphere. Plays games with candidates during interview stage without first securing funding. Makes you work without a contract for lengths of time and have to keep asking for one. Unprofessional environment where you will discover lots of unethical and dishonest practices. Lots of inefficiencies, mismanagement of resources, and excessive use of third-party outsourcing makes one wonder why even bother hiring employees.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic benefits as permanent employee

      28 Apr 2021 - Product Testing Analyst in Cramlington, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits like private health care and annual bonus and salary increase. Controlled working environment

      Cons

      Can be an atmosphere of picking on people within the qc team. Not great career progression opportunities

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent employer, very supportive and people focussed

      7 Apr 2021 - Executive Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible and supportive employer demonstrated during the pandemic!

      Cons

      Very inwardly facing in market and sometimes does not fully leverage its global footprint for development opportunities for employees

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company Overall

      20 Apr 2021 - Clinical Trial Coordinator in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loads of training and support available, lovely staff

      Cons

      There is an increased amount of workload

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work with good progression and benefits

      18 Mar 2021 - Senior Production Technician in Milton Keynes, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great progression opportunities Great benefits Pub on site All staff friendly

      Cons

      Salary isn’t great at all

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company to work for

      11 Mar 2021 - Demand Planner in Hertford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice working culture. Always aiming to be best employer.

      Cons

      Have restructured many departments resulting in too many redundancies

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      No work life balance or progression

      16 Mar 2021 - Clinical Research Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can volunteer for projects and take on extra responsibility

      Cons

      Promotion occurs once a year via a long winded process and not guaranteed. You will have to be working the next role for a long time before being compensated for it or promoted Workload is large and metric heavy

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful company but unsettling annual restructures

      30 Mar 2021 - Executive Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Appreciatively culture Slow pace compared to other big pharma Very kind colleagues

      Cons

      Annual redundancies Regular restructures Culture is nice whilst you are there but each day can be your last in the office

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      peple centric

      12 Feb 2021 - Director, Medical Affairs in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      people and patient cenrtic focus

      Cons

      Highly capable but complex organisation

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