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Merck Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Experience as Real Estate Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time (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.


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    "Worst. Job. Ever"

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

    I have been working at Merck full-time (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.

  3. "Industrial Placement Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary good
    bonus little
    flexible hours
    free buffet
    good social life

    Cons

    no cons
    nothing major
    not at all


  5. "Merck"

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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

    Great portfolio, financially strong and a very large structure

    Cons

    Greater complexity within departments and between departments and sometimes poor colloboration


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  9. "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...


  10. "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


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