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
Topics regarding layoffs at Merck
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
It's official, Merck is laying off 300 people at three sites in NJ and PA, Kenilworth, Rahway and North Wales. My wife works in NW facility, she hasn't got any notification yet.
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?
Things are spiraling out of control, now the more folks are cut in R&D, the more we will suffer down the road - Merck executives forgot (or never know) how this game is played Merck Cutting Drug Research Jobs at Three East-Coast Sites Pharma giant... — read more
First they eliminate your office, move you into a cube, than say no more assigned seating... You lost a place to sit you lost your monitor, you lost all access to supplies, no more cafeteria, Merck converts a warehouse puts some glass up, paint the... — read more
What is the likelihood of Merck layoffs in Kenilworth in 2016? Please let me know if you have any information.
I hear yet another reorg is in the works - if you've been with Merck long enough you know they are always trying to change something, so I'd be really surprised if we were to have a quiet 2016
They keep shrinking the workforce through attrition and job eliminations and do not back-fill. The people that remain are doing 2 or 3 different roles and have 2-3 times the workload. I left due to the 60 hour weeks, they have a ridiculous business... — read more
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
Things happened in 2014 people who had given their life 30 plus years was let go. No loyalty to its employees its all about numbers at Merck. Move on while you can.
Have you hard about potential changes to severance pay packages in 2015? I hear that they will be limiting packages to maximum three months, not sure what happens with legacy Merck folks. Any thoughts?
I guess, 2014 is choppy already, but strategically, what is Merck going to do next year?
So here we are second quarter 2014 laying of good people because Ken Frazier says we need to downsize, yet a search Merck careers for West Point will yield 58 positions for hire, and if you check Agile 1 there are a host of contract positions... — read more
Any news about possible redundancies here in UK?
I'll start with saying that I used to work for Merck, however I work for a (fierce) competitor right now. I work in R&D and I wanted to see if layoffs affected Mercks' R&D functions. We are going through a major round of R&D cutting right now and if... — read more
Is this cancelled permanently? There was a lot of media coverage regarding the move, yet media folks failed to locate anyone who is willing to talk in front of the camera. Merck is always a poor communicator, and I am not chasing this info on the... — read more
I spent over 14 years with Merck and was let go. The process was handled fairly and I knew I was on the chopping block. Merck downsizes all the time and you'll know if your time will come soon - stay assured, nobody gets surprised even though some... — read more
Well, this is a bit old but here it goes anyway... Five hundred folks working for us in Lower Gwynedd got layoff notices back in November 2013. Again, I am not aware of any layoffs in 2014 as I left a few years ago but some of my buddies stayed so I... — read more