100k Jobs Mission Employer Profile: Merck

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Merck has a long history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, their researchers have helped find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Their scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics.

On its company site, Merck states that it believes in operating openly, honestly and with the highest degree of ethics and integrity. This includes:

  • Making sure that the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations globally.
  • Continually reinforcing their overall commitment to ethical business practices and behavior, at every level of the company, through the Merck Office of Ethics and their company's code of conduct.
  • Safeguarding individual privacy expectations through their global privacy program.

The people who use, recommend or prescribe their products have placed their trust in them. No matter how strong our reputation, they believe they must re-earn that trust every day by practicing the values and standards that have guided them for more than 100 years.

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Pride, respect and a greater sense of purpose are just some of the traits that drew you to the military. As you transition to civilian life, those traits combined with the discipline, teamwork and leadership skills you've earned can continue to impact the lives of people in ways that truly matter – through a career with Merck.

They offer numerous resources – including their Veterans Roundtable, an employee network designed to help you adjust to corporate life, make your transition smooth and your work-life rewarding.

With their military-friendly policies, they've received accolades from several organizations such as GI Jobs, Military Times Edge, and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

In 2010, Merck received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

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