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Updated 13 January 2019
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MSD Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  • "Little work life balance for employee" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No cons in particular, things are pretty professional" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Pharma"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent conditions and prospects

    Cons

    Limited remuneration terms when promoted


  2. "MSD"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Brinny
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Brinny
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, work on an amazing product, good place to gain experience, fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Management, no communication between management and employees, no permanent contracts

    Advice to Management

    better communication

  3. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexi-time is very handy for staff.

    Cons

    Stressful at month end period.


  4. "Competitive salary and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time

    Pros

    Pension
    Salary very competitive
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be unorganised
    Pension only for permanent staff


  5. "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSD full-time

    Pros

    Bonus, shares, chek-in flexibility, good union, roster day, shft pay.

    Cons

    Overall flexibility change a lot between departments. Part-time or job sharing are difficult to obtain in some areas.
    Loads of new positions open, but it doesn't seem to be easy to shift between roles.

    Advice to Management

    Very experienced people leave because they are refused flexibility such as job sharing or part-time. Give more credit to the quality of the job done and not only the hours worked!

    Give more details on new positions, sometimes it's really hard to understand internally if one could fit for another position. And when someone does, chances they get called for an interview are low.


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Shared services looked down on

    Advice to Management

    Need to retain talent by matching external offers, stop letting good talent walk out the door


  7. "Very Good"

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Cork
    Former Employee - Electrician in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible to work for

    Cons

    working nights is a bit of a killer

    Advice to Management

    connect more

  8. "MSD Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Create benefits and perks
    Friendly and collaborative
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Poor hiring and promotion decisions
    Leadership can create fiefdoms, very political and not a meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Reach out beyond traditional channels to hire top calibre leadership


  9. "V good"

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    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Swords
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Swords

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

    Pros

    Forward driven. Excellent systems and procedures.

    Cons

    Some people too long in roles and not adding value.


  10. "OTC Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I think is the best atmosphere I've worked in. Open doors policy, support in your progress, huge human factor on difficult personal situations, good salary and benefits, managers totally approachable

    Cons

    MD reducing benefits, available by company policy, such work from home

    Advice to Management

    To direct and department manager, keep up the good job. To MD, human factor on your employees reverts in better performance