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  • CEO
    Rob Davis
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
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  • Headquarters
    Rahway, New Jersey
  • Link
    Merck website
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Sales Representative in Reston, VA
on August 31, 2017
I really enjoyed pharmaceutical sales. The perks and training were amazing and they took great care of their employees. I learned a lot about the medical industry and enjoyed working closely with the Doctors in my territory. I became a trusted resource for them and got to know most of them on a personal level as well. The hardest part of the job was getting past the gate keepers but I quickly learned how to charm them.
Support Associate, Level 3 in West Point, PA
on February 1, 2023
Managers here, have a great chance to advance. Even if they don't deserve it.If you are a Union, production employee, and have a great work ethic, you are screwed. There are soooo many lazy people here. Management has to get the work done, period. Still, Merck provided a great life for my family.
Associate Director in Rahway, NJ
on January 31, 2023
Benefits are great, compensation and mobility, not so much. You can spend years in one role and many are happy with that. Work life balance is variable and highly dependent on your job function.
Clinical Supervisor in West Point, NY
on January 21, 2023
Love it here! Great place to work, benefits wonderful. Management is helpful and supportive. Would recommend the company. Training is more than adequate
Manager in Remote
on January 17, 2023
The pay and benefits are competitive for the industry. They also offer virtual employment. However, the workload is excessive. There is a high employee turnover rate in some departments. Expect to work evenings and on the weekends. If you are on vacation, Merck will still contact you. It does not matter how smart or talented you are; whom you know is what gets you ahead. Management does not provide feedback for projects or care about employee requests or needs. Employees are not treated with respect. The company culture is very toxic and fear-driven. Employees walk on egg shells. Merck does not value employees. There is a lot of backstabbing from other employees and managers. Some co-workers and managers constantly lie to cover their inefficiencies. Some managers who are overseeing global marketing projects do not have business degrees according to their LinkedIn profiles. Job advancement depends on who you know. Employees are overloaded with unnecessary meetings and trainings. For example, the job descriptions in some departments are vague and the company expects new employees to be trained on material not related to their jobs, which is a total waste of time. There is no work life balance. Merck is very bureaucratic, and it is hard for employees to be productive and efficient. The culture is cutthroat, and many employees appear very stressed. Some long meetings are scheduled before and after work hours. The IT department is somewhat disorganized, and it can be difficult to resolve IT issues. I ended up in the hospital because of the excessive work stress. This is by far the worst company that I have ever worked for. I was traumatized by working for Merck.

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