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Women's Job Satisfaction

(5=very satisfied)
35%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
52%would recommend
to other women
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    Lady Mercury

    I've been with the company for a little over 5 years. Generally I enjoy working here, the salary is very good for the area I live in. However I recently found out that the department I work in has hired males and females at different starting salaries a few years ago (men have higher salaries than their counterpart women with same education, background, age and experience). For the most part (salary excluded) I believe women are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Most of the few females that are in leadership roles are there based on connections they have (family members in higher positions) and not based on merit or leadership skills. Others are clearly put in leadership roles because they are easily manipulated by the higher management and fail to have a strong personality that protects the interests of their own team.

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    Lady Smurfalicious ScientistDiscovery Research

    I have worked here for over 20 years.. There is a great deal of diversity in the technical staff. This is in contrast to management, that is white-male dominated. Increasingly,I find myself as the only woman at a meeting or on a team. I never thought that it would make me uncomfortable, but it does. There is not a supportive environment of women leaders to serve as mentors. This is the result of women leaving the organization, both voluntarily and involuntarily. The voluntary departures are most disturbing. The This lack of diversity has been noted by company leadership. There are initiatives that are trying to address this, but they are reactionary and I fear are not taken seriously.

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    Lady ITgirl Sr. SpecialistIT

    I've worked at Merck for over 10 years now. I've consistently been told, since the beginning, by colleagues that Merck was never this way before--its gotten progressively worse. I work in IT, so there is probably 1 woman to every 10-12 men, and there are very few women in management roles. Merger, downsizing, and outsourcing have all taken their toll. Peter Pan syndrome is rampant, and a good many of IT leaders have been put into people management roles they are not well-suited for. A colleague recently said 'we are a rudderless ship' of our smaller organization and I would have to agree.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits

  • Median / Consensus
  • 3

    PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

  • 6

    Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • 18

    Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • ?

    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

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How do women feel about working at Merck & Co., Inc.? 35% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 52% would recommend Merck & Co., Inc. to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.5 out of 5. What are the benefits at Merck & Co., Inc.? Merck & Co., Inc. offers 6 weeks of paid maternity leave, 18 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Merck & Co., Inc. employees.

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