Merck Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 21 Apr 2020

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  1. "Wonderful"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, food, and balance

    Cons

    Upper management is um um

  2. "Okay place to work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP QM Specialist in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and work location.

    Cons

    Upper management seemed disconnected from local plant issues.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company for which to work..."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for a rural area.

    Cons

    Can't believe a word from upper management.

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    "Disappointing: it's about time for the next new plant manager"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Looking for Another in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, gain experience, better than some other manufacturing companies,

    Cons

    Drama, everybody is related! If you're not from the right college, the right click, being supervised by a coach who upper management listens to or dating/sleeping with someone in a position to get you promoted don't count on moving up anytime soon. you can move, but it maybe about the time you have grandkids. Upper management knows it all and knows nothing.

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  5. "Great people, great CEO...upper management 👎🏽"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The focus on science, the passion of the scientist. The desire to really try to stem human suffering with advancements in science. Merck has a long history of pharma development and the current CEO is focused on early drug development. I cannot stress how dedicated the scientist here are.

    Cons

    Upper management should be ashamed of themselves. The lack of communication is appauling. The constant "we don't know yet" or "we are still working that out" sows not only confusion but uncertainty. The lack of promotions...I could go on about this for pages but I'll leave is with "don't expect one" the refrain that I have heard for years is always the same, there is always some reason why they can't or more likely won't. Even when the company does better that expected things are still "right right now." I may sound disgruntled but I actually love working at Merck...it's just frustrating...very frustrating having to deal with upper management.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Chronic Care Sales"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Company, Solid Products, Good People

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't value field sales. Layoffs almost every year

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension plan.

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and field. Misuse of assets, bad business decisions

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  8. "Promotion cycle non existent"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement, excellent benefits, fair market compensation

    Cons

    Seldom to none promotions in our organization. New jobs with same responsibilities as current role get higher title. Upper management keeps moving up increasing the levels between manager and the worker bees.

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  9. "Account Payable TIER I Analyst"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Account Payable TIER I Analyst in San Jose, San Jose
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, good opportunities, pretty new

    Cons

    Salary, organizational structure, upper management

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  10. "Merck (former Schering-Plough)"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    For the most part there are good people that work at Merck. I like the Kenilworth campus and found it to be a great place to work

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in this industry. Timelines created from upper management can be difficult to meet and are not always realistic.

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