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Merck Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2020

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3.8
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
1,167 Ratings
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Medical Affairs 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and culture

    Cons

    Improvements in the following areas: Resourcing, career opportunities

    Merck2019-12-17
  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. "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 8 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
  4. 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 10 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
  5. "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 a year

    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
  6. "Industrial Placement Student"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  7. "Review"

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    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
  8. "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
  9. 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
  10. "Great place to work but insecure"

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    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
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