Working at Merck: Company Overview and Reviews

2469 reviews
Merck Ratings
Average rating of 2469 reviews on Indeed
3.9Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
Kenilworth, New Jersey
More than $10B (USD)
Health Care

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Overall Reviews at Merck

Senior Database Administrator | Madison, NJ | Dec 26, 2019
Excellent place to work.
Excellent place to work. Of all the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical companies i have worked at in my thirty year career this is far and away the best of them.
Director | Kenilworth, NJ | Mar 24, 2020
Greate Company
Great company to work for, able to learn a great deal about the pharmaceutical industry due to the numerous interactions you will have with various departments. Every work day is different and has it’s own unique challenges.
Senior Representative | United States | Jan 23, 2020
Pipeline not great
Vaccines and Oncology are the only things left. Most of their products went generic. The number of sales force reductions they have had more than 60% cut in jobs.
Project Manager | Las Piedras, PR | Feb 12, 2020
fun place to work. collaborative environment
Working environment makes hard work looks simple. Resources at the same level of knowledge and leader on top of the activities to ensure compliance with project dates.
Scientific Technician | Boston, MA | Nov 6, 2019
A very good company/workplace
A very good company/workplace . Management is flexible to let you design and work on your projects. No hard deadlines A lot of learning experience can be gained while working on different projects All the scientist are very knowledgeable and provide guidance if and when required.
Primary Care Physician | Cape Girardeau, MO | Oct 22, 2019
Leading Healthcare Company
Merck generally develops first in class, ground breaking products like Januvia and Keytruda. The company culture is very conservative and requires very ethical conduct by it's sales representatives. Increasing limited access to health care professionals and pricing pressure/managed care limitations are making the job tougher.
ProsFlexible schedule, independence, opportunity for good compensation
ConsCompanies are cutting jobs all the time
Lead Technician | Durham, NC | Jan 6, 2020
Productive, fun and focuses on the well being of employees.
A typical day at work consists of overseeing the execution of operations. Providing support and guidance to each department. Ensuring each department is set up for success. The workplace culture is focused on safety first. Safety first being the culture has taught me how to think of as many possible situations to prevent injury to operators during processing. The hardest part of the job is responding to unplanned production critical situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I have a voice or opinion concerning the well being of the company.
Vice President | Kenilworth, NJ | Nov 14, 2019
I enjoyed my time at Merck
The people are smart, driven, and focused on doing their best. Ken Frazier is an excellent CEO and has provided a clear vision for Merck's future. I enjoyed my time there.
Learning Specialist (High Performance Organization) | Arecibo, PR | Feb 6, 2020
Empresa en via de desarrollo empresarial. Aptos al desarrollo del empleado. Enfocados hacia mejora continua.
Account Manager | West Point, PA | Feb 3, 2020
Productive and fun environment
Reasonable ability to move up and succeed. Great place to grow and prosper along with others in the oncology field. Fair amount of autonomy across regions.

Questions And Answers about Merck

What would you suggest Merck management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 16, 2017
Start hiring their good contractors and lift the strict two year stipulation.
Answered Jun 8, 2019
Promote a culture of cross-functional learning and employee development
Answered Mar 1, 2019
Is it possible to get a permanent job at Merck without any degrees, but have alot of manufacturing experience?
Asked Dec 15, 2016
Yes, I'm an specialist in merck and I'm undergraduate but it's rare I know and they're asking me to finish University to get promoted
Answered Oct 11, 2019
They rarely hire contractors
Answered Jun 8, 2019
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Merck a better place to work?
Asked Jun 14, 2017
The first thing get input from the staff. Review the exit interviews of the staff that left. Bring in new Management. Listen to the staff.
Answered Mar 28, 2020
Toxic enviroment to work at
Answered Nov 20, 2019
Does Merck allow for some positions to work remotely? Or does Merck as a whole allow you to work from home as an option if needed?
Asked Jan 10, 2017
Yes, Merck allows its employees to work remotely and even from their house.
Answered Jan 14, 2019
Yes, if I have computer work I am allowed to work from home when sick or when there is inclement weather.
Answered Jan 7, 2018
What advice would you give the CEO of Merck about how to improve it?
Asked Jan 11, 2018
Produce medicines which are safe for consumers with fewer side effects
Answered Mar 16, 2019
Focus on making sure that the employees are being looked after and taken care of.
Answered Nov 24, 2018