Less than four months after completing its acquisition of Cambridge-based Acceleron Pharma Inc., Merck & Company Inc. is laying off 170 former Acceleron... — read more
Thoughts? Any Merck layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
When Merck buys a company, what usually happens to employees who are part of the acquired business? I know some layoffs are inevitable, but I'm asking if Merck usually guts the new company or if it keeps most of the employees on, other than any... — read more
MERCK GLOBALLY GOT RID OF VENDORS SUPPORTING PMO IN JUNE 2021. MERCK IS BREACHING RFP INTERNAL POLICIES SINCE NO RFP WAS ISSUED TO OTHER VENDORS. CIO AND VPs DECIDED TO GO WITH EY WITHOUT INFORMING BY WRITTEN NEITHER COMMUNICATING TO ANY VEDNDORS... — read more
So I was speaking to a few of my colleagues and one of them mentioned being prepared when layoffs come around sometime in August. I have not heard anything about this and then I see in a thread that another person stated it will happen in August. Is... — read more
I'm thinking of transferring since I received a nice offer with a decent pay bump but I'm old enough and have enough experience to know that there are other things that are just as important as money when changing a job. And my guess is that here I... — read more
This thread is for info about potential Merck Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
While other companies are laying off it seems we are safe for now. At least I haven’t heard anything, other than some inconsequential rumblings here and there. But then again, you never know with this company. The last round we had certainly caught... — read more
What's our next step? What needs to be done?
Do you know how many people work here and how many at the HQ at Kenilworth?
The CIO left the company abruptly a few weeks ago. Does anyone know why?
I'm thinking paying $2.7 billion for the company will result in at least some layoffs for Merck employees to make up for some of that money. I personally don't think there will be a lot of consolidation layoffs, which means that everybody will be... — read more
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
This is a master thread about Merck Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
1000! Or More? What do you think? I am just guessing.
I usually don't give much credence to rumors, but now I've heard so many about more layoffs occurring before the end of the year (and from different sources) that I'm convinced something big is coming. November seems to be mentioned the most as... — read more
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
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
If there are Merck Layoffs in 2019 what departments and positions will be affected the most?
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
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
Yep, that was communicated to us.
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
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
About 2000 to be laid off. The news will go public soon.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
I worked at Merck for more them 3.5 decades when my position was outsourced. I was able to keep my job with the company who took over my responsibilities, at a slightly reduced salary . After working for the new company for 2 years they were... — read more
I know things have been worse but I kind of have a feeling that we may be hit with a large layoff round again in Q2. I have not verifiable info or insider info here - I just have that gut feeling that tells me that they are ready to pull the trigger... — read more
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.
If you are in a support job in the US for Merck, you will loose your job come mid Q1 in 2017. HR, AP, AR, OTC etc... you are doomed. Charlotte GFS location will shut down entirely come Q1. All jobs to be sent to a new call center in Costa Rica or... — read more
More consolidation in the sector means fewer jobs. Looks like several mergers or takeovers coming...which means...
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