Merck taught me invaluable life lessons. I grew both as a person and as a developer, all while gaining life-long friends. The support of all colleagues as I learned new technologies and adapted to corporate frameworks was astounding!
Great research products, well received, innovative management.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 15 July 2016
My years with Merck were probably the best years of my career. Within 2 years I my work was acknowledged and was promoted into the Head Office in Montreal, where I was usually given every new challenge that came up. As such, I developed vast industry knowledge and a variety of skills. As Sales Trainer, I developed training material that was used for several years later. Many "firsts" as whenever there was a new position, I got selected for the job.
great company to work for. great work/life balance. competitive salaries & benefits. the people here are polite, helpful and believe in team building. always encouraged to apply and grow with the company. managers are always available to speak with/suggestions, problem trouble shooting.
Senior, Clinical Research Project Manager (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 November 2015
This was my first job in Clinical Research. This was my goal as I obtained my Master`s degree in Pharmacology. I reported to the Director of the department. The entire department of Clinical Research inspired me and reassured me of my career direction. My Director provided me with the autonomy and trust that allowed me to grow and develop leadership skills that proved to be of the essence in my career to date.
Merck is largely a primary care organization and buts up internal barriers to getting things done quickly in the interest of customer value. Speed does not have to mean unethical nor wrong and the evolving competitive landscape requires adaptation which is more troublesome in a large organization.
I did learn a lot in Merck It is a great company to work for It add to my knowledge & develop my skills in the best way. I held a CRA position with Merck as part time in addition to my product specialist job where I conduct phase 3 & 4 trials.
Quality Control clerk (Former Employee) – Kirkland – 19 August 2013
I worked in the Quality Control dept. of a pharmaceutical company. It was very interesting to say the least and I learnt a lot about medication and their expiration dates. Everything was checked and the database was updated frequently because of the Quality system that existed. I replaced the secretary and reported to the Director bringing her up to date on the running of the dept.
Although lunch was 30 mins there was cafeteria on site where lunch could be purchased and it was reasonably priced. I like the people and made friends with the lab technician who overseered the fabrication of medication. It was quite interesting that medication was brought to a special place in the building where it was stored and labeled for verification test after it expired.
Worked early hours and cafeteria was great to buy lunch