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Lady deludedmom Associate Director
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January 1970

female leadership positions are few

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
9 hours
6 paid / 6 unpaid
No
There are areas that are very flexible
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Madam Pickles Scientist
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January 1970

Salary and benefits are just ok.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
7 hours or fewer
None taken
No
Yes
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Lady Mercury
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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
9 hours
None taken
No
Yes
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Lady wyakin
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January 1970

Gender politics coming into play varies by department and management, and is difficult to prove. I'd be more worried about overall office politics than any kind of discrimination based on gender. From what I understand, maternity leave is a joke. You can get paid for some of it if you have Aflac and don't sign up for it when you're already pregnant (it cannot be a 'pre-existing condition').

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
As long as you don't expect special treatment for being a woman.
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Lady bigduke Sales Rep, Human Health
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January 1970

There are many women working here, but could use more women in upper management positions. Good maternity leave and benefits, including childcare discounts and back up babysitter options.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady nancy
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January 1970

Make yourself known

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
8 hours
None taken
No
It depends what dept, non lab areas I believe are better,
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Lady workerbee
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January 1970

Have confidence in yourself. Focus on strategy and networking. You will always get the work done, but it's the relationships that matter for your future.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
10 hours
None taken
Yes
Maybe.
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Lady Zinger
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January 1970

Get involved in the Merck Women's Network, network up, find a sponsor, connect with a mentor, do things that might scare you, be on the offensive when it comes to career development (i.e., don't wait for someone to come to you for opportunities); ask for what you want.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
Maybe.
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Lady Kattanon337 Sr specialist, Finance
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January 1970

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Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$20k-$50k
8 hours
8 paid / 18 unpaid
Yes
Maybe.
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Lady surveysays9
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January 1970

There is certainly opportunity to prove yourself as a woman. A lot of women are in high positions. Relationships are important.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
10 hours
6 paid / 6 unpaid
No
Maybe.

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Women Review Merck & Co., Inc. for Culture, Pay and Gender Equality | Fairygodboss

Free, anonymous reviews of Merck & Co., Inc. by female employees, including pay, hours, maternity leave, flextime, and company culture

3.4 stars, based on 25 reviews Company Website Lady deludedmom Madam Pickles Lady Mercury Lady wyakin Lady bigduke Lady nancy Lady workerbee Lady Zinger Lady Kattanon337 Lady surveysays9