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Take a job from here if you can't find work elsewhere...
Manufacturing Technician I (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDJanuary 30, 2017
If you are offered a position with this company turn it down and save your mental health.

The lack of professionalism is outstanding at this company, from the labs right down to HR.

Management is more concerned about their personal approval from the CEO and higher ups in the company than managing their own employees.

If you offer information that could improve any of the processes at the company your idea will get shot down before it can even leave the ground.

If you have a problem with a coworker or manager its best to not even say anything at all because feeling like you will be retaliated against for speaking up about issues isn't worth it.

Its also not the most diverse place to work at as well...
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Nice Place to work
Document Control Specialist 1 (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDJanuary 19, 2017
Very good place to work. I had nice and friendly colleagues to work with. All of them were very helpful and nice to work with.
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Stay away!
RAII (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDJuly 13, 2016
It will be a dead end of your career - great technology in the hands of small minded greedy corporate idiots who have no business in science
Pros
Good technology
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Not a good place to work. stay where you are. It is worse here
Project Accountant (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDOctober 20, 2015
The accounting department is a mess. The director of accounting (CFO) shows up from time to time, but throughout it seems that no one is in control, yet you are being watch by every other employee. There is a little lady that has a lot of control and she is not an accountant. You are at her mercy if you know your job or appear to know more than her.
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No Autonomy, No Growth
past employee (Former Employee) –  GaithersburgApril 28, 2015
Before even considering to apply to this company, do your homework! You need to know that the company culture is one of intimidation and false accusations. There is no opportunity for advancement and if you plan to resign and "they" like you, then and only then will they think of a counter offer. Promotions are limited but they tend to hire from the outside, because they can fool outsiders better than those who already know about the issues within the organization. The HR department is a nightmare with not one person qualified in it, including the director, or better yet the former director. That is why they are looking for one, once again. A big sign should say "BEWARE, ALL IS NOT WHAT IS APPEARS".
Pros
the people in the life science positions are very talented and great to work with.
Cons
Executive Management and the HR department are terrible.
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Validation Engineer
Validation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDApril 7, 2014
• Executed Operational Qualification and prepared summary reports on Agilent and Alliance HPLCs using Waters Millennium32. Included the qualification of HPLC dual UV detectors, photo diode array detectors, binary and quaternary gradient HPLC pumps
• Act as a liaison between various groups such as Quality Assurance , Quality Control and Critical reagent
• Developed Risk assessment and summarized mitigation methods
• Author ITR’s and SOP’s for day to day testing
• Validate Assays that passed in QC back in R&D prior to release Design and execute experiments and analyze the resulting data in support of assay Development projects on MSD’s platform
• Provide descriptive statistical analysis via tables, graphs and other tools for summarizing research results
• Actively participating in customization and validation of the eDMSwith FDA regulations and 21CFR
• Maintained a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
• Analyzed the test scripts to check if it has covered the minimum functionalities, which need to be in compliance with 21 CFR
• Documented all the aspects of Systems validation lifecycle in accordance with the FDA regulations, Particularly 21 CFR Part 11 including Validation Plan and Protocol, Installation Qualification (IQ), Operation Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualification (PQ)
• Coordinated with System Analyst, Project Manager and Business Analyst to setup the pre validation and Validation environment to execute the scripts
• Perform Computer System Validation in both GAMP-4
• Carry out design review after performing the risk assessment to write up design
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• Perform code review to complete
• Perform the performance monitoring for 2 lab systems.
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Not a lot of opportunity for advancement
Manufacturing Tech. II (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDJuly 19, 2013
Upon hiring I was told that my position would quickly turn into a supervisory position (which is why I wanted this job). After almost 4 years the carrot was still just being dangled in front of my nose. The management is a very separated from the daily life of the average worker and therefore never seemed to understand issues or concerns that people presented them with. The other employees were by far the best part of this job. There are a lot of hard-working people that hold out hope that one day MSD will follow through on their promises. However, it is easy to see that after about a year on the job people start to realize that nothing is quite as it seemed during the interview process.
Pros
Great co-workers, benefits
Cons
False career promises, minimal incentives
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