Topics regarding layoffs at Merck

Topics regarding layoffs at Merck

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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 

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| 2007 views | | 2 replies (last July 20, 2022)
Post ID: @OP+1d3elpBe

Is it just a rumor?

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 

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Post ID: @OP+1b8S5tVR

How is Merck culture?

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 

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Post ID: @OP+18zLgeZA

All quiet on the front

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 

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Post ID: @OP+17TvvEDJ

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 

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| 3246 views | | 2 replies (last August 18, 2021)
Post ID: @OP+125CT2cd

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 

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| 3506 views | | 4 replies (last October 30, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+YRwOpHp

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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Post ID: @OP+UYcVOks

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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| 4805 views | | 5 replies (last October 30, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+PT8JXoc

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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| 4002 views | | 4 replies (last October 22, 2017)
Post ID: @OP+PQWmcZn

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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| 3767 views | | 2 replies (last September 10, 2018)
Post ID: @OP+PQdrUyO

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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| 2844 views | | 2 replies (last October 24, 2017)
Post ID: @OP+PQ5V24R

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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| 2780 views | | 2 replies (last October 20, 2017)
Post ID: @OP+PQ07r3X

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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| 1975 views | | 2 replies (last October 23, 2017)
Post ID: @OP+PQ6XZwi

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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| 2649 views | | 1 reply (October 21, 2017)
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