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Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Key account manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Advisor in Rochdale, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    An excellent employer with extremely high standards which is an absolute necessity within the market of healthcare and pharmaceuticals .

    Cons

    Intractable hours bear no relation to actual hours if you do your job properly .particularly and adhere to continual learning necessary for specialist product representation .

    Advice to Management

    Manage staff , not their jobs .

    Merck2018-10-26
  2. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Hours are ok and weekends off

    Cons

    Where do I start here

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff a bit more

    Merck2019-04-17
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Worst. Job. Ever"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Cramlington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    It was a job. I got paid

    Cons

    Long hours, forced overtime, unnecessarily stressful work due to poor company strategy and management failings, excessive "Merck-speak", a slow mamoth of a company rapidly approaching extinction, with a poor drug pipeline, a history of separations and no respect for its staff.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

    Merck2018-05-31
  4. "Experience as Real Estate Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good exposure, steep learning curve and a diverse team committed to succeed for the same goal which is to "invent for life". Diverse in the team makes working there a good place to grow and collaborate.

    Cons

    It's hard to get decisions made and employees have less autonomy.

    Merck2018-04-26
  5. "Industrial Placement Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with the ability to learn a lot

    Cons

    Not great pay for placement students

    Merck2018-04-24
  6. "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Merck

      Pros

      salary good bonus little flexible hours free buffet good social life

      Cons

      no cons nothing major not at all

      Merck2018-03-30
    • "Merck"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Merck full-time

      Pros

      Great portfolio, financially strong and a very large structure

      Cons

      Greater complexity within departments and between departments and sometimes poor colloboration

      Merck2018-02-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good job opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Irvine, Scotland
      Recommends

      I have been working at Merck full-time

      Pros

      Good starting salary. Opportunities to move within the company and different sites.

      Cons

      Shift work and nothing else

      Advice to Management

      Create harmonisation between departments

      Merck2017-06-10
    • "Great place to work but insecure"

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      Former Employee - Secretary in Hoddesdon, East of England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Merck

      Pros

      The people are lovely, salary and benefits pretty good, leaders who care.

      Cons

      Too many redundancies and restructures, feeling of insecurity in your job.

      Merck2017-03-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Be careful"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Merck full-time

      Pros

      Good talented individuals and professional ways of working.

      Cons

      Senior leadership is aloof and led by arrogant CPO. Discrimination in favour of ethnic minorities.

      Advice to Management

      Get a new CPO who works to company values.

      Merck2017-03-19
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