Merck Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Merck

Black November

I worked at Merck for 10 years...November has become known as Black November in Merck culture...which due to this has become a very toxic and backstabbing environment. Thankfully I have left ,and encourage all the latest slashes to stay positive... —  read more 

Progress on layoffs at Merck?

Well it just got ugly. Durham site layoff of 125+ FTEs in production. This does not include contractors. We know it has started, do we have more info on what else has been hit? What is next on the chopping block? It's really hard to concentrate... —  read more 

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Major cuts coming to Merck

Merck is restructuring manufacturing and supply network, which means major layoffs will be coming our way in those areas. Just look at the money that's being put aside for "restructuring costs," which nearly always means severances. $500 million just... —  read more 

Animal Health

I know some sales folks were let go, but it was a small cut. What you need to realize that layoffs in companies as large as MSD are fairly normal - in such a large organization you'll always have a group or two that needs trimming due to business... —  read more 

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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 

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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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 the layoffs, 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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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 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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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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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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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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