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How We Hire
Job Search, Application &
​​​​​​​Interview Tips
Frequently Asked Questions
 Applicant Notice
The Physician Payment
​​​​​​​Sunshine Act (PPSA)
Job Search, Application & Interview Tips

We recognise that selecting a new employer is a major life changing event. At some point accepting a new job requires a leap of faith and you will probably make your decision based on a “feeling” about whether we can offer you an inspiring environment, stimulating culture, learning, growth and career opportunities.

We take great care in our hiring process to select diverse people who will support us on our mission to discover, develop innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world. Here are some tips to help you navigate through our hiring process and make an informed career decision …

Explore our company & culture …

Before you apply, learn about who we are and make sure we are right for you. It’s important that our mission is in line with your values and that our culture align with yours.
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Corporate Website
Corporate Responsibility

Everyone you speak to in our company is aligned to our core values and mission to save and improve lives. Like any organisation, our culture differs slightly dependent on your manager, team, building, function, division or country you are in. To get a real time peek into our company culture take a look at our Company Social Media Channels:
LinkedIn
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram


Find your perfect career …

We have a diverse set of career opportunities, spread across different functional areas in many countries across the globe. Find a career that inspires you using our job search page.
Search by relevant keywords and filter further to home in on your perfect career based on your interests, background and location. You can also browse by our functional areas or divisions.

To personalize your career search, you can connect your LinkedIn/Social profile or allow us to scan your CV/resume. Our website will then suggest jobs based on your background automatically.


Our available jobs change every day. If you don’t see the right role today, we recommend that you join our Talent Community. We will then update you when a job comes up that fits your preferences.

Apply …


Once you have found a job that inspires you, it’s time to apply. Make sure your CV/resume is up to date, positioned to sell your strengths and achievements, and makes you stand out from the crowd.

Be thoughtful about the position that you are applying for, and make sure that it’s one that not only inspires you, but one that you feel qualified for and could be successful in. As you read through the job advert take note of the main competencies that are required for the role and make sure these are represented on your CV/resume. If there are any qualification questions, be sure to answer all the questions completely and accurately.

There is no perfect layout for a CV/resume, but we do recommend that your main selling points are sold in the first half of the first page of your CV/resume. Think about the person reading the document and what would convince them you are the right fit for the role. Consider keywords that might be used across the industry and try to avoid internal or uncommon acronyms.

Remember, we might search for you using keywords too. Be smart about the keywords you use to make sure your profile will be found.


Once you have completed your application, you will get an email confirming your application has been received. Our Talent Acquisition Advisors will review and get back to you as quickly as possible. The timing can vary dependent on the number of applications we receive for each role and some cases we start to review applications only after the vacancy closing date.

Interview …


You will be contacted by a member of our team who will provide you with all the details of the interview. We will confirm the time, location/video/telephone interview details, as well as who you will be meeting. For an onsite interview, you may need to bring photo identification to access the site. We recommend arriving early so you can get through security and meet your host.

As a company we believe in assessing people using a fair, consistent, structured interview process based on the competencies required for the role. We will ask about prior project work, behavioural and situational questions, your skills and achievements to better understand your capabilities, interests and long-term potential. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you do not initially understand any of the questions.

For some roles we use Assessments to help us gain a better understand of who you are. Typically, these are used for Intern/Graduate, Sales, Manufacturing Operations and Leadership roles. You will be informed if the role you have applied to includes an assessment as part of the process.


Whilst we will ask a lot of questions, the interview process is a two-way process and you should also be assessing us to see if we can offer you the role, environment and development opportunities you are looking for. Have questions prepared to check if we are the right fit for you and your career ambitions.

Offer …


If you get to this stage, we believe you will would be a good fit for the role and bring value to the team and our organisation as you grow in your career. We hope the feeling is mutual!

Your Talent Acquisition Advisor will contact you to discuss the details of your offer and will follow up in writing to confirm. We believe in the concept of “Total Rewards”. Take time to assess the full value of the package including any associated bonuses, health benefits, company pension contributions, wellness programs, onsite facilities, etc. (note that specific benefits may differ dependent on the role, country and local labour legislation).

Once you have expressed your commitment to join us, we will start your onboarding and trigger preparations for Day One.

If you need support to hand in your notice with current employer, your Talent Acquisition Advisor will be happy to offer guidance and advice.

Congratulations, you, are our newest Inventor!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE MISSION & VISION OF THE COMPANY?
Our Mission: To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.
Our Vision: 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.

Learn more

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY?
Our Company: There is a wealth of information on our corporate website or on our corporate responsibility page.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY CULTURE?

Our Culture: Everyone you speak to in our company is aligned to our core values and mission to save and improve lives around the world. Like any organization, our culture differs slightly dependent on your manager, team, building, function, division or country you are in. To get a real time peek into our company culture take a look at our Company Social Media Channels:
LinkedIn
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

YOU HAVE TWO COMPANY NAMES?
We are one company, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA but we operate under two different corporate brand names.  
We are known as Merck in the United States & Canada. We are known as MSD outside the USA, Canada & Puerto Rico.


HOW DO I FIND JOBS THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?
The best way to find up to date information about our available jobs is directly through our company careers page.  


Here you will find a helpful search bar where you can search by relevant keywords. You can then filter further to home in on your next perfect job based on your interests, background and location. Alternatively, you can browse by our functional areas or divisions.

Our company careers page has an option to connect to your LinkedIn profile and based on your profile we can make personalized recommendations to you about potentially suitable roles.


CAN YOU UPDATE ME WHEN SUITABLE ROLES COME UP?

Want to let us tell you when a suitable vacancy becomes available? Then take the opportunity to join our Talent Community.   Let us know who you are and what types of roles you are interested in, and we will send you an update when something becomes available.

DO I NEED TO CREATE A PROFILE IN ORDER TO APPLY?
Yes, to apply for a job on our website, you will need to create a profile first. We take your privacy very seriously and this allows us to comply with data privacy legislation making sure your details are held securely. Your profile also gives us a way to contact you if another role we think fits your interests becomes available.

DO I NEED TO APPLY ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED?

Yes, to be considered for a role you must submit your resume electronically for that specific job. You will receive a notification once your application is completed.

IF I DON’T CURRENTLY SEE A JOB I AM INTERESTED IN POSTED, CAN I STILL CREATE A PROFILE?
Yes! Once your profile is created you can then apply more quickly for other jobs in the future. By creating a profile, uploading your resume/CV or sharing your interests, we will have the opportunity to find your profile and contact you in case we think something suits your background.


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?
After you apply, you will receive an email confirming your application has been received. If your experience is a close match to what we are looking for, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will review your resume/CV and contact you regarding next steps.
If your experience does not align with the core requirements of the role, we will let you know as soon as possible.


I WAS NOT SELECTED FOR THE ROLE I APPLIED FOR. CAN I STILL APPLY AND BE CONSIDERED FOR OTHER ROLES?
Of course! Each role comes with a unique set of skillset requirements, competencies and qualifications. If you are not selected for one role, we would still encourage you to apply for other roles that fit your experience and career ambitions.

DOES MSD PROVIDE VISA SPONSORSHIP?
We actively encourage people from different backgrounds and nationalities to apply for roles to further enrich our diverse organization. Please note that we are also bound by local labor regulations which may differ by country. This may mean any decision on visa sponsorship may be influenced by the level or nature of the role, your citizenship / work permit status and local labor legislation.
You should let your Talent Acquisition Advisor know about any work permit requirements as early as possible in the recruitment process. Where legally allowed we indicate whether we could offer visa sponsorship for each role on the job description page.


DOES MSD PROVIDE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE?
This depends on the role. We recommend that you let your Talent Acquisition Advisor know of any relocation assistance that you might need. We usually indicate whether we offer relocation assistance is potentially offered on the job description page.

I THINK A FRAUDULENT SOURCE IS OFFERING ME A JOB, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Unfortunately, we are aware of third parties that pretend to represent our company offering unauthorized employment opportunities. Please be cautious and try to validate if the person communicating with you is a real company representative.

Our Company will never ask for money as part of our recruitment process and will never make a job offer without a formal interview.

We may contact a candidate via text to schedule an interview; however, that text will always be accompanied by a corresponding email from our Company's domains (example@merck.com or example@msd.com). 

We may perform preliminary, candidate screening calls via telephone.  Our Company does not interview candidates online using Google Hangout, AOL instant messenger or any other chat service, for work-from-home positions.

Our Company does not mail, electronically send, or wire any payments to prospective job candidates for them to purchase equipment for employment with us.
Applicant Notice

Our Company will never ask for money as part of our recruitment process and will never make a job offer without a formal interview.

We may contact a candidate via text to schedule an interview; however, that text will always be accompanied by a corresponding email from our Company's domains (example@merck.com or example@msd.com). 

We may perform preliminary, candidate screening calls via telephone.  Our Company does not interview candidates online using Google Hangout, AOL instant messenger or any other chat service, for work-from-home positions.

Our Company does not mail, electronically send, or wire any payments to prospective job candidates for them to purchase equipment for employment with us.
The Physican Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA)

The PPSA requires our company to report payments made to reimburse interview-related expenses for candidates who are US-licensed physicians. Physicians covered by the PPSA include Doctors of Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Dental Surgery, Podiatry, Optometry and Chiropractic Medicine who are licensed to practice in one or more states in the U.S. This information will be reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CMS online database website. For more information, click here. 
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This careers website is intended for Residents of Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. 
Residents in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico, please visit our
Merck Careers page.  
Information on this site is for the purpose of presenting career opportunities at our organisation and give our audience a view of our culture, diversity and growth opportunities.
Our Company is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.