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Updated Nov 12, 2019

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3.9
80%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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MSD CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
162 Ratings
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great management, great colleagues, good culture, good advancement opportunities if you’re lucky.

    Cons

    Roles and management can change frequently, usually every 12 months.

    MSD2019-11-12
  2. "Not worth your soul"

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Representative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working agreements. Well paid. Good car policy

    Cons

    No trust in employees. Toxic culture. Upper management treat employees like children.

    MSD2019-11-05
  3. "Biggest Restructuring in the history of pharma"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Representative in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good pay -Good colleagues -Good oncology product

    Cons

    -Recent restructuring on primary care ended with 84 jobs being slashed -Annual October restructuring -Lack of new products to promote -Major products either off patent or nearing patent expiry -Management full of second rate managers , directors -IT is a disgrace -Too much bureaucrat

    Advice to Management

    -Do not put all the eggs in Keytruda basket - Do not tell your employees this is the most exciting time to work with MSD & we have the best products pipeline only to get rid of majority of reps few months later.

    MSD2019-10-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Products but high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some genuinely good managers Quality products Flexible environment

    Cons

    Almost an yearly restructure creating insecurity. Number of bully managers

    Advice to Management

    No use creating corporate strategies & buzzwords when people are afraid to speak up.

    MSD2019-09-23
  5. "Was Food"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues/ products /systems

    Cons

    Senior leaders that have been institutionalised and only know one way to do things

    Advice to Management

    Listen to reps and marketers with field experience

    MSD2019-08-31
  6. "Look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Able to gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry. A good entry point for inexperienced representatives

    Cons

    stale products that are almost off patent

    MSD2019-08-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSD full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Regular redundant made each year

    MSD2019-01-20
  8. "Professional Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time

    Pros

    *Good training and good products.

    Cons

    *Boys Club *Lots of politics and bullying allowed to go on. *Made pregnant staff redundant. *Managers need to learn how to adapt and manage different personalities. Some better than others.

    Advice to Management

    See Con's...

    MSD2019-02-25
  9. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is great to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything.

    MSD2019-01-03
  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good systems, processes, policies and procedures

    Cons

    Some systems and procedures are too time intensive

    Advice to Management

    listen to those at the coal face

    MSD2018-10-16
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