Merck Reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2021

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Merck Chief Executive Officer and President Rob Davis
Rob Davis
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "work-life balance, good benefits, more learning opportunities(in 319 reviews)

  • "Everything is good benefits and pay(in 258 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management seemed disconnected from local plant issues(in 89 reviews)

  • "sometimes the decision making was slow(in 62 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good conditions

      Sep 6, 2021 - Territory Sales Representative in Northam
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dry a. Epting of new ideas

      Cons

      Slow to make the change

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 18, 2021 - Brand Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunities, training, interesting projects

      Cons

      Internal compliance and procedures can be hard to navigate

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jan 1, 2021 - Customet Service in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work place happy people

      Cons

      No growth For my future ambitions

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Declining culture and lack of vision

      Dec 22, 2020 - Office Worker for Merck Healthcare in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      small company and culture used to be motivating

      Cons

      structural changes and lack of vision from leadership, has left employees without motivation to continue working. customer focus is getting diluted by big talk and less walk. inexperienced people leading senior roles and people who pretend to like the big bosses are rewarded.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Intern

      Aug 20, 2020 - Intern in North Ryde
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot during internship

      Cons

      No exit interview for full time position

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Jun 1, 2020 - Senior Brand Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Higher purpose of making life better through invention Interesting development opportunities Strong people focus

      Cons

      Can be bureaucratic, slow and highly regulated

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Big let down and disappointment

      Nov 5, 2019 - Customer Service in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Won't know as all the team leader/supervisor did was complain how much work there was.

      Cons

      Once a month you'll get a plate of cheese with crackers and a couple of beers. That's all, literally that's all you'll get whereas majority other companies have Friday drinks or at least put in 50% effort when it comes to celebrating their employees. Depressing and unrewarding working environment. Systems are old and out dated. Things that can be done in 15 minutes take an hour because of how outdated the systems are. Employee's seem to be disposable. Management and supervisors complain from 9-5. Unfriendly environment, not welcoming at all. Hardly saw anyone have lunch together. No one really speaks to anyone unless they're complaining or talking badly about another employee. Too much work and little salary. Supervisor was very dramatic about their day to day activities and unorganised. No official trainers or training material. No company induction, no task specific induction, and no at work support.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Regulatory Affairs

      Jun 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it is really good place

      Cons

      nothing con about the place

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok experience

      Sep 22, 2015 - Brand Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work schedule, nice offices, caring leadership and reasonable enough pay/benefits. bascially, good working conditions.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, impatience for results, micromanagement, aversion to innovation, conservative - all the things you consider of big pharma - risk aversion but reasonably secure role and wage. Needed to play along to get ahead - fit the Merck mold and you will be fine - dont rock the boat

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Dynamic company focussed on future pipelines

      Sep 14, 2014 - Associate Director in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family orientated, can work from home or office. Good opportunities to work in cross-functional Interactive teams and develop experience in other areas outside of own expertise. Optional Health Insurance subsidy.

      Cons

      Being a US based company, all conduits lead back to New Jersey. There are times when the experience of teams, outside of the U.S., are not considered for regional roles

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