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On average, employees at Merck give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Merck employees are Managers submitting an average rating of 4.6 and Administrative Assistants with a rating of 4.5.

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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 180 Merck Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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"I worked with Schering Plough for 9 years before the M&A with Merck in 2009. They are both excellent companies. Their culture, work ethics and uncompromising focus on quality are some of the qualities that endeared me to the company. The company provided employees an opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the growth of the company. With a first class R&D facility and numerous manufacturing plants, the company had an employee strength of over 10,000 in over 60 countries around the globe."
Posted 8 years ago in Kenilworth, NJ
Research Biologist
in San Diego, CA

"Good place to work."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"I liked the many chances for growth and opportunities."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"I disliked being laid off at 48 years old and having to start all over."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find ways to keep some areas of research open while still keeping the company afloat. Do not lay off employees--take less bonus or money at the upper level."

Programmer Analyst

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Great."

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.0
Merck (289)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Vertex Pharmaceuticals (8)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is DPT Laboratories (10)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (5,345)
Systems Analyst
in West Point, PA

"Merck was an awesome place to work with excellent benefits."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Work environment, working with employees from various departments, excellent benefits and opportunity."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Downsized due to Vioxx lawsuit."

Lab Technician
in Rahway, NJ

"Great place."

Content Editor
in Whitehouse Station, NJ

"Good enough!"

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Work ambiance."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Nothing."

Machine Operator
in Wilson, NC

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Had a very positive atmosphere."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Hiring staff."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire more frequently."

Manager
in Durham, NC

"The best place to work."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Nice coworker and the best people for work."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Nothing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve the jobs."

Director of Sales
in Gibbstown, NJ

"They need to decide what they want to be when they grow up."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The rank and file employees."

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

"Be honest and careful."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Too political and petty."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have individuals who understand their business section, not only from their point of view."

Customer Service Representative

"Management needs help and diversity."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The job."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"All of the extra pressures put on by management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Change."

Web Developer

"Good work culture."

Senior Scientist
in San Diego, CA

"Watch your back at Merck."

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

"Watch your back daily."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"The people."

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
in Morristown, NJ

"Great place to work."

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Learned a lot! Was handed a lot of responsibilities."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Had 5 managers in 6 years and I was downsized from my job."

Training Supervisor
in Las Vegas, NV

What do you like about working at Merck?

"The employees were great."

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

"If you don't like to be micro managed then Merck Medco is not for you."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Upper management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not to treat their employees like robots."

Professional Representative
in Milwaukee, WI

What do you like about working at Merck?

"Products."

What don't you like about working at Merck?

"Large company feel."

Senior Professional Representative
in Bel Air, MD

"This industry is shrinking."

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