Merck Project Manager Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier
29 Ratings
  1. "Highly Organized"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager 

    I have been working at Merck for less than a year

    Pros

    process oriented, highly organized, high focus on details, good pay, good policy for work life balance, remote work

    Cons

    At times, processes and procedures get to be overwhelming

  2. "Merck review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Merck full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good people

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  3. "Negotiate strongly for initial salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, Commitment, Mission, Culture, Location

    Cons

    Benefits behind others in area. Raises do not even keep up with cost of living increases

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  4. "Great company - big company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Global Project Management in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    So many amazingly smart people, willing to share their knowledge. There is a strong focus throughout the company on the ultimate user of our products - the patients. Large size means lots of resources to do many good things, including making treatments for some terrible diseases. CEO Ken Frazier is a truly inspirational leader!

    Cons

    Extensive hiring at Merck Research Labs in 2018 means many departments are fully staffed and promotion has become quite rare. Large size also means the tendency to add multiple (multiple!) layers of governance in pursuit of a perfect decision every time.

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  5. "Great teams!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Project Manager in Rahway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Love the integrated teams in MRL. People care about their studies and patients. Remote work opportunities, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Some Middle Management can be territorial and more intent on developing themselves. Everything is a fire to put out. Process to review and discuss projects is way way over the top. Too cumbersome governance structure. Duplication of program reporting.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "I would never buy or trust this company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager 

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    do very little for your salary. if you work remote, you work 1-2 hours a day tops

    Cons

    they must make a ton of money because they hand it out to people by the boatload who do very little. remote workers are usually out shopping all day or living the life. if you put in 1-2 hours a day nobody asks questions. all these jobs can be condensed into one job for the most part.

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  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, positive work environment, opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth options once you reach mid management level.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice working place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Management Office in Surabaya, East Java
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merck for more than a year

    Pros

    Agile, robust, interactive and challenging workplace

    Cons

    Career path not define clearly

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  9. "Work environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Project Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    A challenging and competitive working environment

    Cons

    Lack of communication between employees

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexibility, people are smart and always willing to help. Everyone is highly educated and down to earth

    Cons

    None- some company politics but usual

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