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Merck Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Good job opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Irvine, Scotland
    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


  2. "Great place to work but insecure"

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

    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.


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    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


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  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic work ethic, great sense of humour, ambitious collection of people, supportive, good marketing, good medical, great training, good remuneration but lower than industry average, got worse as time went on.

    Cons

    Not matched by management, hindered by over-process, too focused on salesforce.com, no wonder they lost focus on vision. Quantitative, not qualitative even though it's what's they preach. Little trust. Demotivated sales force. No rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your people on where you want to go not short term wins...


  6. "MSD"

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    Former Employee - APJ Program Manager in Hoddesdon, East of England, England
    Former Employee - APJ Program Manager in Hoddesdon, East of England, England

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Organization, Good people to work with

    Cons

    Lost its vision, restructures quite offen


  7. "MSD Animal Health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Market leader in UK, great product portfolio, good compensation package

    Cons

    Disorganised, limited career opportunities despite the size of the organisation


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    A long term employer where you can build a career with industry leading products.

    Cons

    Progression can be slow as there is limited turn over (if that's a con!)


  9. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonuses annually

    Cons

    Long hours, too much overtime


  10. "Learning & Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pharmaceutical sector perks - enhanced pension, competitive payer, young MD and great products and people

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and sliming down of teams left a lot of people anxious and stressed. In the end I think there was an element of change fatigue!


  11. "Adina"

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

    Pros

    Experience, salary is very high. Thanks for it

    Cons

    Hi guys , everything were ok. Amazing experience

    Advice to Management

    Such nice place. Love our team, thanks


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