Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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How would you describe the corporate culture?
Our company is a family-owned business, proud to have improved lives all over the world for almost 350 years. But we’re equally as proud of the way we go about doing that. We’re committed to making great things happen, but we’re equally committed to our integrity, and our values. We know that long-term growth is more important than short-term gain, and to achieve that we need to provide an environment where everyone can be the best they can be. Have a look at our Mission and Values.
Do you offer global programs?
Depending on your location you have the possibility to pursue a graduate program after your studies. In these programs you will support global projects and you have the chance to go abroad for several months.
Which areas offer Graduate/Trainee Programs?
Depending on the possibilities at every location we offer our Future Leaders Program, trainee positions in Inhouse Consulting, Controlling and Finance. Here you can find more information about our Trainee Programs.
What entry options do you offer graduates?
Depending on the possibilities of every location we offer direct hiring, Graduate/Trainee Programs, PhD and post doc positions. Click here for more information.
What are the main selection criteria?
The selection criteria and possibilities differ from country to country.
To enter our company as a student at our headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany (for an internship or as a working student) you should be advanced at your studies (4th semester). Furthermore we presume a good command of English and experiences with Microsoft Office.

What backgrounds do you look for in particular?
We are mainly looking for scientists, business experts as well as people who can offer a combination of the two areas. Have a look at our "career opportunities" for more information.
Where can I find out about job opportunities?
In our Job Center. Search by different criteria, like location, functional area, keywords. All the roles matching your criteria will appear.
Can I send an unsolicited application?
In case you don’t find a position to apply for, you may submit your profile and create a job posting alert that will inform you when a new position fitting your preferences has been posted. Moreover recruiters may contact you in case they find fitting positions.. Registering in our Job Center should take not more then 15 minutes.
How can I apply best?
If you wish to apply to one of our current job vacancies, please visit our job center and apply online. We do not accept any other form of application
Are there any restrictions concerning the attachments to the online application?
You can upload up several attachments, one after the other, and up to 5 MB of data.
I'm interested in several roles or locations. Is one application enough?
Our Job Center allows you to apply for several roles at the same time. In addition to your basic profile information you need to add further details and attachments for the specific role.
Is it possible to meet representatives of the company at events?
Yes. Here you can read which events we are attending.
What do I need to know about the virtual assessment center?
  • What tools are used?
    Any combination of work styles and preferences questionnaires, competency-based assessments, or digital interviews.
  • Will I be able to see my ratings on the assessments?
    No. Your ratings on each component of the assessment will be kept in strict confidentiality with our hiring team. But you will get your own detailed candidate feedback report, after you finished the assessment. It will provide you with an overview of your own strengths and behavioral tendencies, which can be useful for your own personal development.
  • Who has to take the tools or assessments?
    We ask candidates to take a specific combination of assessment tools depending on the functional area and level of the position they are applying for.
  • What happens if I don’t want to take the assessments?
    Individuals who would like to be considered for employment at our company must complete the assessment process.  Those who do not finish the assessment, in its entirety, will not be able to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Why are these tools being used?
    To identify top talent for today and the future, ensure consistency across applicants, and to promote diversity by using tools that are scientifically proven to do so.
  • How should I dress for the Video-Based Case Study?
    We recommend that you dress exactly as you would if you were meeting for a traditional face-to-face interview with us.
  • What if I lose the connection during the interview?
    Don´t panic. Please feel free to contact the support ( in case of any technical questions.
  • A candidate has applied for multiple jobs. Does the candidate have to do the VAC more than once?
    Depending on the positions different components of the Virtual Assessment Center are chosen. The candidate does not need to go through the same Virtual Assessment twice, but he/she may need to take an extra component for another job.
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Publication of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
There are two different, unaffiliated companies that use the name MERCK. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates this website, uses the firm name “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,” in the United States and Canada, and also uses “EMD Serono” in biopharma, “MilliporeSigma” in life science and “EMD Performance Materials” in materials business. The other company, Merck & Co., Inc. holds the rights in the trademark MERCK in the United States and Canada. Merck & Co. is not affiliated with or related to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which owns the MERCK trademark in all other countries of the world.   To reflect such fact and to avoid any confusion, certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publications on this website have been substituted or modified, such as by referring to “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany” instead of “Merck” standing alone.  Publications on this webpage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical versions accessible outside the United States and Canada.


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