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Merck Reviews

Updated 19 July, 2018
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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Competetive salary and bonus. Benefits. Built in support network from head office.

    Cons

    Competetive work environment. Access issues with clients.


  2. "Senior mngt churn"

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

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

    Pros

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    Cons

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  3. "Key account manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products. Very employee focused. Excellent benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Not very flexible.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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....


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