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Merck Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2020

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3.8
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
1,177 Ratings
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  1. "Very good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Coordinator in Kirkland, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, respectful, great location and office. No regrets in taking this position.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report

    Merck2019-11-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but fresques layoffs occur"

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    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
  3. "No longer a great Co."

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    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
  4. "Merck"

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    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
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bare bone company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good established products. Big pharmaceutical company

    Cons

    Merck is no longer sees value in primary care. Annual cuts with no job security. No new products other than oncology

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    Merck2019-12-24
  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Gym on site is great

    Cons

    Long processes often times happen

    Merck2019-09-15
  7. "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.

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    Merck2019-05-24
  8. 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

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    Merck2019-03-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "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
  10. "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.

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    Merck2019-01-25

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