Merck Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated 5 Dec 2020

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  1. "Just love it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - really global mindset - equal opportunities employer - very transparent about career progression - located in more then 140+ countries worldwide - innovative

    Cons

    - not too fast decision making - bureaucratic - access to senior management sometimes limited - merger with Schering-Plough left some scars - bad inhouse IT execution

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  2. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations and Supply Chain Professional in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Vacation Benefits Salary Flexible work arrangements Female leadership

    Cons

    Many layers of management Decision making could be more diverse


  3. "good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    good culture, great CEO, leader in diversity

    Cons

    political, and long decision making process

  4. "Great company to establish a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great company, one of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, too many layers, so decision making can be slow

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good science, too much hierarchy"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Principal Scientist in Rahway, NJ

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting science, and all the resources you need to succeed

    Cons

    Decision making is too slow. Management is not transparent and this hurts morale

  6. "Medicine is for the Patient..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Patient focus, quality people and collaborative culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    sometimes the decision making was slow.

  7. "Fast growing innovative oncology business."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Patient focused, bright colleagues, driving innovation to extend life.

    Cons

    Consensus culture, slow decision making, process heavy.

  8. "Excellent company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Very good employee compensation and benefits, exceptional leadership

    Cons

    Inefficient processes and bureaucratic decision making.

  9. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture at work

    Cons

    Slow decision making at times

  10. "Top notch research environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Motivated colleagues * Resources aplenty * Basic research encouraged

    Cons

    *Redundancy in concurrent programs, result of a slow decision making process

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