The management have a bad way with dealing with employees in Merck. Merck has a high turnover in staff but Merck still think you should be privileged to work there. It takes a couple of years to be made permanent that’s if you last that long and don’t move onto another company
Bad money, bad management, start off on a contract with no benefits.
Good salaries on offer, but systems are dated and the wheel turns very slowly. The culture (especially among upper management) is very poor and self-promotion is very evident. Silos are rife and there is not a great sense of team, which is a major turn-off. However, in general fellow colleagues are very approachable and pleasant.
Train your managers to mange and engage its not rocket science. No work from home its only for mangement or on case by case. Trust your staff.
Administration (Former Employee) - Carrigtwohill, County Cork - 28 October 2019
My manager had no people skills, she suffered from severe stress and couldn't manage her work load, only communicated by email, could do with some mentoring.Didn't know how to prioritise and didn't believe in work life balance. Very disappointed in my experience there. Some great people looking for a bit of flexability. MERCK need to move with the times. It's all about who you know and if you speak up you're gone. No work from home or proper flexability. Great learning curve makes me appreciate my new role.
Senior Management need to engage with all staff. Train your team leaders. HR unapproachable.
Though the time spent was short, it was very productive. I never imagined i could be trained in such a quick an efficient manner but it was possible and thorough. I took a lot from the experience but unfortunately it did not suit my desire to volunteer as it was a full time position.
Easy to access site that had an abundance of helpful and well established employees.
Friendly and relaxed working environment however not particularly exciting if you desired extra-curricular activities (nights out/team bonding sessions).
Easy to gain experience in different techniques.
Permanency was unattainable when I worked there but things may have changed now, your job was not guaranteed.
typical day very busy, very big workload, company has a high level of staff turnover
on contract with a good number of years with the company with no benefits, company slow to make employees permanent. Company has a high level of employees on contract for up to 7 years.
worked both in cleaning room environment &warehouse
followed Standard Operating Procedures in fast pace environment
with Good Manufacturing Practise ,kept clean work station & finished product had to be top quality & documented all details for traceability
most enjoyable part was knowing the finished product was helping a person improve their life
Typically worked 12hour shifts on a 4 shift cycle. Based mainly in the Syringe department with some crossover to Vial Filling also.
Great experience in keeping with cGMP, clean room environment, aseptic technique, EBR's and much more.
Co-workers were all lovely and made the job that much easier.
Hardest part was the long drive from Dublin.
The most enjoyable part was the people.
Was working on contract through a recruitment company. Didn't feel like I was always included as part of the team, as I was not involved in certain events because I was not with the company. I was the only one on my team like this, so found this quite isolating. Other than that, it was a fine place to work.