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Merck has changed

From someone who has seen it firsthand, the company has changed. If you’re not in it you don’t know. Everything about the company has changed. At one point the safety and integrity of the customer meant everything. Now it’s all about the shareholders... read more
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Merck / Separation / Timing

Am I off here – it’s my understanding that we are adding 60 days to 12/4 – this effectively makes 2/4/2018 the actual separation day – also, the target SIP will be affected and we get to keep the benefits until the date? Am I off here or are you all... read more
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Merckie's Guide For Layoffs

Howgh Merckees, I have been through a number of large downsizing cycles and here are some pearls of wisdom from a pink-slip veteran (retiring for good on 1/1/2019): Relax, breathe in, get mentally ready. You will need to be calm and collected over... read more
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Get out while you still can

I've survived so many reorgs and layoffs, left on my own last year. And, have to tell you, the grass is greener. Merck forgot about science long time ago, now it's just about bottom line. All to make shareholders happy. This company is just a shadow... read more
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Why is it always the sales that gets cut?

Seriously, why? Every single time it's the same thing. Merck wants to save costs because revenues are down, so the company kicks a bunch of sales reps to the curb. Do they forget who it is that actually MAKES money for the company? It's not the... read more
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This is becoming unbearable

This company is changing, that’s for sure, but not for the better. Merck used to be a great company once, but they lost their way and their moral compass long time ago. Oh, that sweet talk about their great vision and company philosophy, but in... read more
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Not surprised by layoffs

Really not surprised by fiolettsk.rus, Merck has been going downhill for a while now. Something like this was to be expected. Instead of helping their reps, Merck has been looking for ways to undermined us, I guess so we would quit ourselves? The... read more
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Merck Layoffs 2018

Do you know if large layoffs job cuts are planned for this and next year? What are your thoughts, I am especially interested in Kenilworth.
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Perpetual Layoffs Merck

Merck has been laying off for what - a decade now? Any chance they get to boot people from the payroll will be pursued aggressively. I laugh when people talk about layoffs at Merck - Merck is in a perpetual state of layoffs, it never ends. Sad part... read more
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Merck Layoffs incoming?

So, who here thinks that the announced drop in profits due to the cyber attack will be compensated by layoffs? It would not be the first time to use quick cost saving techniques to placate shareholders... read more
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Merck Layoffs 2017

I never knew that executives can be so sneaky and will lie so much? Is that normal? They do tell you one thing and then to hit you with something else - the mood is pretty bad here in Kenilworth.
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More consolidation=fewer jobs

More consolidation in the sector means fewer jobs. Looks like several mergers or takeovers coming...which means...
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No more loyalty...

For 25 years I had long term insurance through Merck and now in 2 months they are going to up the premiums by 95.5% And I always thought they were a great company to work for. Times are changing and companies don't care anymore. Get smart and... read more
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Merck is cutting 300 jobs - New Jersey and PA

It's official, Merck is laying off 300 people at three sites in NJ and PA, Kenilworth, Rahway and North Wales. My wife works in NW facility, she hasn't got any notification yet.
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150 job cuts in Pennsylvania - again

This is horrible, they just announced 150 new job cuts in Sumneytown Pike. No one here knows more than it is effective in mid September. Does anyone have more information? Who is going to be affected? Are they cutting jobs just in North Wales campus?
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400 Job Cuts at Merck R&D (July 2014)

Things are spiraling out of control, now the more folks are cut in R&D, the more we will suffer down the road - Merck executives forgot (or never know) how this game is played Merck Cutting Drug Research Jobs at Three East-Coast Sites Pharma giant... read more
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Merck Layoffs 2016

What is the likelihood of Merck layoffs in Kenilworth in 2016? Please let me know if you have any information.
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2016 Layoffs at Merck May be Reality

I hear yet another reorg is in the works - if you've been with Merck long enough you know they are always trying to change something, so I'd be really surprised if we were to have a quiet 2016
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ridiculous business model that is not sustainable

They keep shrinking the workforce through attrition and job eliminations and do not back-fill. The people that remain are doing 2 or 3 different roles and have 2-3 times the workload. I left due to the 60 hour weeks, they have a ridiculous business... read more
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The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end for us was Vioxx. COMET was another mistake. By now we know that the four horsemen of the apocalypse rode in with the merger. Ken was (for sure) a failure as head of GHH (never remotely approached planned projections for... read more
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30 Plus Years of Service

Things happened in 2014 people who had given their life 30 plus years was let go. No loyalty to its employees its all about numbers at Merck. Move on while you can.
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Severance Pay Changes 2015

Have you hard about potential changes to severance pay packages in 2015? I hear that they will be limiting packages to maximum three months, not sure what happens with legacy Merck folks. Any thoughts?
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How about 2015 layoffs?

I guess, 2014 is choppy already, but strategically, what is Merck going to do next year?
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Target '15 was a bogus goal set by Ken Frazier

Target 15 was a slick way of guaranteeing Ken Frazier's stay until 2015 at which time Ken and Willie can be fully evaluated to reveal that they are not qualified for their positions and are both overpaid hustlers.
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Ken Frazier and Willie Deese simply aren't qualified

Considering that Willie Deese has no manufacturing experience, what makes him qualified to be the Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division. Ken Frazier has no science experience or education nor business background. What... read more
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Merck careers

So here we are second quarter 2014 laying of good people because Ken Frazier says we need to downsize, yet a search Merck careers for West Point will yield 58 positions for hire, and if you check Agile 1 there are a host of contract positions... read more
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R&D Layoffs at Merck

I'll start with saying that I used to work for Merck, however I work for a (fierce) competitor right now. I work in R&D and I wanted to see if layoffs affected Mercks' R&D functions. We are going through a major round of R&D cutting right now and if... read more
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Whitehouse Station, NJ Move

Is this cancelled permanently? There was a lot of media coverage regarding the move, yet media folks failed to locate anyone who is willing to talk in front of the camera. Merck is always a poor communicator, and I am not chasing this info on the... read more
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Cuts at North Wales, PA

I spent over 14 years with Merck and was let go. The process was handled fairly and I knew I was on the chopping block. Merck downsizes all the time and you'll know if your time will come soon - stay assured, nobody gets surprised even though some... read more
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RIF / Merck West Point

Well, this is a bit old but here it goes anyway... Five hundred folks working for us in Lower Gwynedd got layoff notices back in November 2013. Again, I am not aware of any layoffs in 2014 as I left a few years ago but some of my buddies stayed so I... read more
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Hiring and Promises

Marck managers want hear that you are going to want to stay forever loyal to Merck, this is super tuper important to the middle mgrs, not sure about execs. Look around, many folks are around for a decade or more, most of the promotions go to folks... read more
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