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Average Rating
(based on 161 Merck Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.2
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"I've only been working at Merck for short amount of time but I've had good experiences with the company. Everyone I meet has been really nice and has acted professionally. I can tell that this company cares about providing products to people in need and supports a strong message in helping people."
Posted 5 years ago in West Point, PA
Medical Writer
in Rahway, NJ

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Minimal supervision and some basic guidance, they expect you to know how to do the basics."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Sometimes it takes a long time for them to get back to you."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Lack of communication giving us direction or clear management decisions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better communication and leadership when making decisions and better guidance."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Merck Employee
in Norristown, PA

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The company has a great mission in discovery and development of vaccine, biologics, and other medicines."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be well read and informed about the area of expertise; be honest."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Staff Biologist
in West Point, PA

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The benefits and the paycheck that I receive are what I like."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know how to play the office politics game, and you'll succeed."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"The management style and overall culture are not very good."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make sure that management was more effective at managing their workers."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Vendor Manager
in Whitehouse Station, NJ

What do you like about working at Merck?

"I had just returned from 10 years on the west coast and I was able to land this job in 6 weeks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand the constrains going into the environment and expect how they might impact you."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"The owners of the company were openly feuding and it was difficult if not impossible to get anything done. They were also living off the cash flow - their financial position is weak."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Their personal problems of the owners need to be resolved.They also had only 1 customer and a sales staff not incented to extend the client base"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Engineer
in West Point, MS

What do you like about working at Merck?

"I like the fact that Merck has flexible hours and great benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would tell them to ask about the details of moving up the corporate ladder."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"The people here are very dry and they do not have personalities. There is no work and life balance, it is all work. I wish I had more hands on experiences instead of just paper work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would hire more people instead of laying off thousands."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Test Lead
in Boston, MA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
C++ Contractor
in Franklin Lakes, NJ

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The overall organization and professionalism were outstanding, I learned a lot about C++ and UNIX back end and javascript front end web development."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know what you are doing or you will be found out. Have a good attitude, be willing to work long hours when needed. Dress well and have excellent communication skills."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Not being an employee. I would have liked the chance to stay there after my two year contract expired."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To keep up the good work. I have little or no problems with management."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Document Operations Specialist
in Ambler, PA

What do you like about working at Merck?

"I really like that ClinForce is all about meeting the needs of Merck. Customer focused outsourced partner is what they are and do."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and bring what you know to the table. It's important the interviewer sees the real you."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"I don't really like the insurance coverage, planning and implementation of strategy SOPs... there aren't any."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen and support what you can to bring about more organization."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Merck Employee
in West Point, PA

"Perfect company to grow my skills."

Work Setting 3.5 / 5 Support You Get 4.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.6 / 5
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Merck Employee
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5
Communications Specialist
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Primary Care Sales Representative
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Associate Marketing Manager
in West Point, PA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Director of Client Services
in Wilkes Barre, PA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Senior Financial Analyst

"Merck tried really hard to incorporate SP folks; but major culture clash."

Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
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