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Merck Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2017
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. "MARKETING MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Focus on patients & people.

    Cons

    Large organization and may move slowly.


  2. "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. New building is open concept (Montreal). There is an onsite gym with classes during the day. Onsite cafeteria.

    Cons

    (Merck Canada) Very difficult to to integrate into established teams; newcomers often looked down upon and, in some cases, even ostracized. Take good notes because no processes are written down.
    Still a heavy paper-based company; surprising that, in this day and age, we still need to run around the building to get signatures!
    They joined the social media world this year where other pharmas have been in it awhile. Workloads are overwhelming and overtime is expected (not verbalized). Compliance group is ridiculed and disorganized.

    Very disappointed with Merck Canada. I honestly thought it would be as progressive as Abbvie or Pfizer since it ranks up there as a top pharma.

    Advice to Management

    Digitize! Develop proper onboarding training for employees new to Merck. Insular culture must be discouraged and reprimanded.


  3. "MSL"

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    Current Employee - MSL
    Current Employee - MSL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting job, reputable company, strong values and ethics

    Cons

    work life balance, compensation, internal processes

    Advice to Management

    improbe compensation and internal processes


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  5. "CTO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a great future in solar energy

    Cons

    Small company, start-up. As a result, high-pace environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. All of the hard work will pay off


  6. "Financial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analysis Manager
    Former Employee - Financial Analysis Manager

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great finance community with exceptional talents
    Worldwide business presents

    Cons

    Changing Industrial landscape
    Rounds of M&A disrupting morals


  7. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great benefits

    Cons

    Struggled with reputation after Vioxx recall


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    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairness, very ethical company! Smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes too bureaucratic, promotions are unpredictable: one can't guess many times why that person was picked!.

    Advice to Management

    Trying to rejuvenate the company by hiring "teen" professionals might not be the best strategy....


  9. "Overall Good company!"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Kirkland, QC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Kirkland, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for personal development. Great benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for upward or lateral shifts. Employees always expected to deliver more. Some managers are completely unaware of their employees workload. Unstable environment due to severe job cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. Be aware of their workload.


  10. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, a company with vision, well paid and the products are very good. Most doctors are willing to meet with reps and trust their products

    Cons

    More paper work than the field work, too much of materials, some are not very useful in the field and very few of them work

    Advice to Management

    Very good some times it is hypocritical, be practical, do not be business oriented. please keep people who built the company and do not take them when they need you


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Merck is a very good company to work with and to learn about the pharmaceutical industry and business in general. The company is very fair, pays well and treats their employees well. Work experience is well regarded in the industry and Merck employees can easily find promotions from within the organization and within the industry.

    Cons

    As with any large international corporation there are politics and impediments to promotion. But for the most part employees are treated well and have opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right things and continue to be corporately responsible.


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