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Merck named as top employer by Science magazine

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This is the second year in a row that Merck has been named to the top employer list

Merck has been named as one of the top 20 employers in the biopharmaceutical industry by Science magazine. Merck was ranked 17th among biotechnology and pharma companies worldwide. This is the second year in a row that Merck has been named to the top employer list, improving from its position of number 20 in 2014.

Each year, Science Careers commissions a survey to identify the top employers in the biotechnology and pharma industry and to determine the characteristics that best describe a top employer. This year, the results are based on 5,700 responses to a web-based survey deployed by e-mail.

The 2015 survey included a way for respondents to rank the biggest advantages to working in the biopharma industry. Workers voted ‘innovation’ solidly as #1, followed by ‘working with smart colleagues’ and ‘excellent compensation and benefits’ as a close #2 and #3, respectively.

Merck ranked highly across the categories of social responsibility, having loyal employees, and having a work culture aligned with employees’ values.

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