Merck is a global Healthcare company that focuses on innovation and scientific excellence to deliver vaccines, medicines, and animal health products that can help millions around the world.
How to Get Hired
We asked Merck & Co., Inc for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Merck's hiring process includes an introduction to Merck's mission and vision beginning with our external website (www.merck.com/careers). Using behaviorally-based techniques, interviews provide additional opportunities to discuss Merck's expectations regarding collaboration, delivering on commitments, ethical behavior. A prospective employee who is highly collaborative, passionate for the job they’re applying for, solid communication skills (not just the ability to express ideas but the ability to listen to others effectively), and adaptable (able to adapt to new situations and grow with the business) will be a great fit for Merck.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective talent can provide strong examples of leadership, customer focus, innovation, cross-functional collaborations and delivered business results. People managers can stand out by having a legacy of developing people and diverse teams. You can also leave a positive impression by researching Merck to know about our products and pipeline as well as the individuals with whom you will interview.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We seek diverse, career entry point, experienced and executive level talent in the R&D, Commercial and Manufacturing areas of Oncology, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, Vaccines and Animal Health. Some specific focus to include Biologics, Biology, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trial Operations, Quality, Sales and Marketing, Outcomes Research/Statistics and Medical Affairs.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We encourage prospective talent to engage with us on social media by connecting with our corporate social channels: Merck Invents on Facebook and @Merck on Twitter, and follow Merck Careers on Twitter and Instagram (via @MerckImInspired), Facebook (via @merckcareers) and LinkedIn (via @merck). The best place to find out more about Merck and our employment offerings is to go to www.merck.com/careers. Candidates can gather insights into our talent programs, diversity commitment, business areas and explore what’s possible at Merck. Our “Apply Now” section provides the entry point for searching and applying to available job opportunities and all visitors are welcome to join our talent community in order to stay abreast of opportunities and career-related events.