Merck Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.8
77%
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89%
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
1,219 Ratings
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  • "Upper management seemed disconnected from local plant issues(in 90 reviews)

  • "Not sure why senior management thinks that the solution to every problem is to create a new system with a complex approval process(in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great Workplace"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great Leadership and training Programs

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time with Merck

    Merck2020-04-28
  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Loved working here and it was a great work environment

    Cons

    Unclear expectations sometimes which was confusing

    Merck2020-05-10
  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well, significant opportunity if willing to move to Quebec

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and job instability

    Merck2020-05-04
  4. "Overall rating"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientific Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning new things

    Cons

    Excessive workload No work life balance

    Merck2020-05-12
  5. "Stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Thats all. Cannot think of anything else.

    Cons

    Overt racism and sexism. Morale low. People with degrees with no bedside manners, no class.

    Merck2020-05-25
  6. "Sales rep"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Loved working there Great benefits Great products

    Cons

    Frequent restructures Large organization, hard to stand out

    Merck2020-03-11
  7. "Merck Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly Ethical Standards, Extensive Training Program

    Cons

    Little opportunity for movement unless you will relocate to Montreal, not agile, treated more like a number than a valued employee, weak pipeline in family care products

    Merck2020-03-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but fresques layoffs occur"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, remote work possible

    Cons

    In such a large company restructurings are frequent and often not performance based.

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    Merck2020-02-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No longer a great Co."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Employees with experience and skills

    Cons

    Stressful. People experience restructuring from year to year.

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    Merck2020-01-08
  10. "Merck"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge large pharmaceutical company

    Cons

    Every year always job cuts

    Merck2019-11-25
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