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Merck Canada Inc.
Merck Canada's head office location in Kirkland, QC features reserved parking spaces for electric vehicles

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Merck Canada Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2018):

  • Merck Canada encourages employees to make health and personal wellness a priority through its LIVE IT wellness program, which focuses on fitness, nutrition, stress management and prevention initiatives -- the company also employs a full-time Wellness Lead
  • Merck Canada offers excellent family-friendly benefits, from maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for up to 14 weeks) to the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- employees working at the company's head office can also take advantage of onsite daycare when they return
  • Merck Canada's head office is certified LEED Silver and was designed with employee feedback in mind -- the workplace features a marché-style cafeteria (with subsidized and take-home meals), themed relaxation rooms, and free access to a shared-use fitness facility, with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a number of instructor-led classes such as spinning, yoga and belly dancing
Merck Canada President and Managing Director Chirfi Guindo (right), performing at the company's national sales meeting   ( Photo credit: Andrew Moniatowicz)

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1891
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Merck & Co., Inc.
Major Canadian hiring locations Kirkland QC, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 735
Part-time employees in Canada 55
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)

The Career Directory

Merck Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Merck Canada employees working on a project in the office's innovation room

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Parent company Merck & Co., Inc.
Major Canadian hiring locations Kirkland QC, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Customer Representative, Customer Support Associate Specialist, Customer Support Specialist, Finance Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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