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Merck Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "Laboratory technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good work conditions. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes long travel time to work.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your most valuable asset.

    Merck2019-01-12
  2. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability for long term employees, especially in a growth area.

    Cons

    Process and admin heavy, can be burdensome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive to customer needs, faster too.

    Merck2019-05-24
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Leadership stifles innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Well known and respected brand

    Cons

    The company isn't innovative any more. This is because leadership is top heavy and used to doing things that don't work any more

    Advice to Management

    Restructure and get rid of your top management

    Merck2019-03-17
  4. "Field faces annual cuts; little room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Those who survive the annual cuts make decent money and work hard.

    Cons

    Annual cuts create stress and job-insecurity. If you have aspirations beyond a field position, you'll have to relocate to Montreal. There is no room for advancement if you live anywhere else in Canada

    Merck2019-02-15
  5. "My Time at Merck"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great career development resources, great sales training, great salary, benefits etc.

    Cons

    Yearly restructuring of sales team for last 7 consecutive years. Frequent change in senior leadership. Only one small product launch in primary care in last 7 years! Head office based in Qc. Limited opportunity for non-Qc based career development.

    Advice to Management

    Consider remote work opportunities to provide greater opportunity for employees living outside of Qc. Pipeline for primary care division!

    Merck2019-01-25
  6. "Senior Sales Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Merck

      Pros

      Best flex position ever createc

      Cons

      Took away the flex positions

      Advice to Management

      Bring flex back

      Merck2019-01-25
    • "volitile"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Merck full-time

      Pros

      good training. good management support

      Cons

      poor product pipeline. job loss due to drugs not making it to market

      Merck2019-01-15
    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Merck for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good benefits and competitive salary

      Cons

      Uncertain future and thin pipeline

      Merck2018-11-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Director"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Merck

        Pros

        Good pay and decent benefits

        Cons

        Management doesn't set the model for others. Lack of redpect create conflicts between employees.

        Merck2018-10-06
      • "Senior mngt churn"

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        Former Employee - Director in Montreal, QC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

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        Cons

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        Merck2018-05-04
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