Worked in sales for 9 years promoting drugs either 1st or 2nd within each class represented. Training was extensive and excellent and training by team members was helpful. The manager makes or breaks the job when selling for this company. My first manager was very good and allowed each rep latitude to sell according to their style and quickly rewarded reps that increased sales. The second manager expected reps to sell like he did in the past, often interrupting during conversations with Drs and requiring reps to use outdated and in my opinion, ineffective sales "techniques". Great company to work for if you have a good manager, if you get a bad one take your skills to another company, you're usually getting a promotion since Merck reps are highly regarded by industry competitors.
Great products, pay and benefits
Management expectations, job security