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Merck Overview

Kenilworth, NJ (US)
10000+ employees
1891
Company - Public (MRK)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
A Career of Purpose and Growth

Our People save lives. We believe that innovation occurs when diverse people openly share diverse ideas. Diverse ideas accelerate our capacity to INVENT together and unlock sciences greatest discoveries. We maintain a ... Read more

Mission: Vision

To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are committed to be the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and are dedicated to providing leading ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19: Hiring is continuing so we can ensure patients have access to life-saving medicines. Learn more about how we are protecting you and our employees during the hiring process.

  • Our company remains focused on protecting the safety of its employees and their families, while assuring that our medicines and vaccines reach the people who need them. Read the 7 ways we’re supporting #COVID19 relief efforts.

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Merck – Why Work With Us?


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Our Purpose: Inventing for Life 

For more than a century, Merck has been Inventing For Life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. 

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Our People: Invent, Impact, Inspire 

Our Invention is driven by our People, and our People innovate best when they can bring their authentic selves to work. We celebrate our Peoples individuality by fostering a culture of inclusion, creating an environment of inspiration. In an era of constant change, we encourage people to learn and grow, confident that our contributions will lead to a better world. 

Invent with Us

This site is intended for residents of the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. Merck & Co., Inc. headquartered in Kenilworth, NJ USA, is also known as MSD outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Our Divisions:

There are no set career paths at Merck/MSD. We support you in owning your own personal development and encourage our People to seek new experiences that challenge us to grow, learn and lead. We have 5 divisions offering endless opportunities for growth: 

Research & Development: We aspire to be the premier research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our research laboratories are truly state of the art research facilities, enabling our people to discover and invent. In both small and large molecule research, our scientists collaborate on the “next big breakthroughs” in medicine, bringing hope to patients worldwide.

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Manufacturing & Supply: Our Manufacturing and Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractor suppliers and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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Human Health: Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers and patients.

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Animal Health: Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals, committed to the customers we serve and support. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply.  

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Global Support Functions: Our Global Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Global Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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This site is intended for residents of the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. Merck & Co., Inc. headquartered in Kenilworth, NJ USA, is also known as MSD outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Corporate Responsibility and Values

Our Responsibilities

At Merck, we care about impact – the impact we make on our employees, those we serve, and the environment; for this reason we hold ourselves to a high standard - one that puts patients first, respects our employees, pushes for scientific excellence, drives for efficiency in our resource usage, strives to reduce our value chain impacts, and innovates to reduce the environmental impacts of our products, packaging, buildings, and equipment.

How will you use your 40 hours?

Each year, every employee at Merck is given the opportunity to dedicate 40 hours of their work time to participate in community activities. Through this work we have the opportunity to engage in team building, give back to society, and remain connected to our local communities.

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy is an important component of our company’s commitment to corporate responsibility and is a visible demonstration of our efforts to improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in communities where we have a presence. Through our philanthropic programs, we demonstrate our commitment to address critical health needs around the world, collaborate with other organizations to better our impact, optimize our effectiveness, and leverage cash and product donations as well as our corporate and individual capabilities and expertise.

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Our Culture

Our Purpose, to save and improve lives, is in the DNA of every person at Merck. We never compromise in our integrity and values and know that everything we do adds value to the lives or the people and animals we seek to protect.

We encourage our People to bring their authentic selves to work in an inclusive environment, where we celebrate diversity and the positive impact it can have on the way that we think and innovate. We promote a transparent, authentic leadership style which encourages our People to embrace new innovative ways of working. In an era where change is constant, we aspire to create a culture where our People are constantly learning through experiences that enable them to grow personally and professionally. Together we are Inventing For Life.

This site is intended for residents of the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. Merck & Co., Inc. headquartered in Kenilworth, NJ USA, is also known as MSD outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Merck, diversity and inclusion are not just words - they are the reason we are able to deliver on our promise of Inventing for Life. And so, we foster a globally- and locally- diverse workforce of employees from different backgrounds, perspectives and cultures, who can freely bring their fresh points of view to our company and our vision. Since we exist to discover and innovate to save and improve lives, wherever needs arise, we must reflect the world we wish to help.

But diversity is only half of the story. Inclusion is just as essential. Inclusion means a sense of belonging, and when our employees know they are crucial to our mission as a company, not only will they thrive, our company will, too. 

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This site is intended for residents of the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. Merck & Co., Inc. headquartered in Kenilworth, NJ USA, is also known as MSD outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Student Opportunities

Graduate, Internship & Co-op Opportunities:

It is our goal to build a better future for our community and our company – for that reason we choose to invest in our future leaders of Healthcare. Each year we offer over 800 internships, graduate and co-op opportunities across the world. Our programs offer early career talents the chance to learn new skills and develop in a variety of fields.

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Merck Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Merck (Saint-Étienne, Loire, Rhone-Alpes (France)) in October 2018.

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    It was smooth, nice and difficult at the same time. In general I had a good feeling because the interviewer was nice and helped me when I did not know the correct answer in order to continue and not to make me feel bad or something.

    Interview Questions

    • Why there is a lot of events in the nature that take the form of a natural distribution?   1 Answer
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Merck Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2020
  • Best Places to Work for LBGTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work Corporate Equality Index, 2020
  • The Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2020
  • Bloomberg 2020 Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2020
  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly®, 2019
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