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  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at MSD get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at MSD?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at MSD recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at MSD?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at MSD?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People are paid market rates

    Does MSD pay market rates?

    People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at MSD get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People get sick pay

    Does MSD pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how MSD is doing?

    People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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How MSD ranks

MSD ranks joint 2nd to work for in manufacturer employers

  1. 2= CSM Machinery
    8.6
  2. 2= MSD
    8.6
  3. 4= Canon
    8.5

MSD job reviews

  • Best thing

    Flexible time.

    Worst thing

    No pension or healthcare.

    8.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Not travelling during commuting hours, good salary, sick pay and paid holidays

    Worst thing

    Shifts, attitude,

    7.0

    Employee, March 2021

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MSD research, develop and manufacture pharmaceuticals, vaccines and other health care services.

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How are people paid?

An annual salary 100% of people report they get paid an annual salary

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