Merck Reviews

Updated 23 May 2020

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3.9
78%
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89%
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
1,218 Ratings
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  • "Upper management seemed disconnected from local plant issues(in 90 reviews)

  • "Not sure why senior management thinks that the solution to every problem is to create a new system with a complex approval process(in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Great leaders Great opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Speed of work and growth can be slower at times, like in many other big orgs.

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    Merck2017-02-26
  2. "MSD ( Cork)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, annual leave benefit, culture, community projects and experience

    Cons

    pay, union and product pipeline is small compared to other biotech companies

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    Merck2020-05-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall not a bad company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, Good training, interesting work area

    Cons

    Most senior managers have been there a long time and expect things to be done as they always have. Too many useless meetings,

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    Merck2019-10-24
  4. "QC Technician"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Quality Technician in Cork

    I worked at Merck for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, good room for advancement

    Cons

    Competitive person to person environment

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    Merck2018-08-07
  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merck part-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with great people.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report about

    Merck2017-08-16
  6. "merck good job opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits and salary. Good opportunity to transition to other roles within the company

    Cons

    management can be distant and seem at times not to know what is going on on the floor

    Merck2017-08-13
  7. "Account Receivable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good environment and good people to work with

    Cons

    Very bad managers and you could not say yuor opinion without being punished

    Merck2017-06-24
  8. "Excellent place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work Good work life balance People are amazing and the management is simply brilliant Projects are good for career progression

    Cons

    Salary is slightly below market rates Pension plan is slightly below other matches

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    Merck2017-06-05
  9. "Former employee"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Team Leader in Rathdrum
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and people. Very flexible working hours.

    Cons

    None. This is a very good company. Only con was made redundant due to site closure.

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    Merck2017-03-02
  10. "QC Microbiology Technician"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    QC Microbiology Technician in Naas

    I have been working at Merck for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Friendly staff

    Cons

    Work load is too great at times

    Merck2016-09-22
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