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Merck KGaA Reviews

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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4.0
82%
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94%
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Merck KGaA CEO Stefan Oschmann
Stefan Oschmann
192 Ratings
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  • "Low product pipeline new products needed(in 15 reviews)

  • "Many positions require german language skills for full time postions(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great family friendly organisation"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Feltham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are valued for their contribution not their presenteeism. Super flexible and family friendly Opportunities to work in various departments and gain a broad scope of experiences

    Cons

    Systems are a bit worn out!

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    Merck KGaA2019-12-17
  2. "Industrial Placement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement Student 

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good research and work experience

    Cons

    Not much direction for students

    Merck KGaA2020-02-15
  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced work, good team

    Cons

    Underpaid, sometimes too much work

    Merck KGaA2019-12-30
  4. ".."

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    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner 

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

    Pros

    Good career progression; lateral movements possible

    Cons

    Low pay and long working hours

    Merck KGaA2019-11-10
  5. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some talented and good people there

    Cons

    Lack of pipeline, toxicity means watching your back

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    Merck KGaA2019-10-25
  6. "nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Placement 

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, supportive supervisors, nice building atmosphere

    Cons

    Lab conditions could have been better

    Merck KGaA2019-10-05
  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - R&D Placement Student 

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone very friendly and encouraging

    Cons

    Location is remote and no easily accessible without a car

    Merck KGaA2019-08-13
  8. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck KGaA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, felt looked after by company

    Cons

    Management were unclear with reorganisation and goals moving forward

    Merck KGaA2019-08-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Previous employee working in R and D"

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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Chilworth, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work with mixture of interactions with academia and industry.

    Cons

    Slow company to adopt change

    Merck KGaA2019-07-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company that care"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck KGaA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice work/life balance with a lot of initiative to create innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Management changed strategy without consistency and too frequently!

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    Merck KGaA2019-07-18

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