Merck & Co., Inc.

24,933 2.5 Kenilworth, New Jersey

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Merck's Vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines and animal health products. We are committed to being the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future.
Merck's Mission is to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.

military culture

Merck's Global Talent Acquisition and Global Diversity & Inclusion organizations partnered with an external Veteran partner in The Value of a Veteran to conduct a webinar for various levels of employees. The online webinar was 90 minutes in length and was attended by approximately seventy-five (75) HR professionals, recruiters/sourcing specialists and hiring managers.

It may not sound like it, but an “Anti-Submarine Warfare Control System Level II Technician” could be a great asset to your team. But you’ll never know until you learn how to make sense of “foreign” job titles and cryptic job codes on the typical military resume. More proactively, you want to develop a crosswalk between your most common open positions and the military skill set so you can better source the correct talent. After attending this session you will be able to understand military jargon and make the connection to civilian job skills. This session will provide you with tools and techniques to be able to:

Translate the veteran’s Military Occupational Code
Understand military grades and ranks and how they relate to managerial experience and salary expectations
Develop a crosswalk between your hiring needs and military skill sets
Ask great questions that will more directly help you determine the service member’s transferable skills
Avoid a lawsuit (also known as “questions you should never ask a veteran during the hiring process”)

In 2020, Merck will again partner with The Value of a Veteran to conduct a webinar titled "Helping Military Members Transition to the Civilian Workplace".

military spouse recruitment and hiring

Merck conducted a new self-id campaign in conjunction with National Military Spouse
Appreciation Day in both May 2018 and May 2019 which resulted in the increase in employees from five (5) to twenty-nine (29) in both the US and Puerto Rico.
Merck also has an affiliation with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP).
Merck works with nearby military bases, family readiness offices and transition assistance programs.
Merck participates in career fairs for military spouses.

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program
  • Mentorship program

civilian credential support

We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialPipefitters apprenticeship program in Elkton, Virginia as part of the Veterans Administrations webpage.

senior leadership

The current Executive Sponsor of the Veterans Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) is a Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in Merck's Research Laboratories.
Another senior level self-identified Veteran is currently Vice President, Drug Safety in Merck's Research Laboratories.
A third senior level self-identified Veteran is currently Vice President, Service Delivery/Management in Merck's Information Technology Global Support Function.
Merck also has twelve (12) other self-identified Veteran Executive Directors in its Executive Level Managers job group covering its Manufacturing Division, Legal function and Global Marketing.

Transitioning out of the military and looking for a job? The Military Times Job Board has listings from companies looking to hire vets.