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Compensation & Benefits

Our people are critical to our mission of saving and improving lives around the world. Because our people are our greatest asset, we empower and support them in their professional and personal lives.

We recognize our people's importance by providing a career experience like no other that supports them with a valuable suite of compensation and benefit programs and resources to support their professional achievement and personal well-being. Together, we call these "Total Rewards."
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Total Rewards include financial rewards, health, and insurance benefits, professional development opportunities and personal well-being programs for a balanced lifestyle.

Our philosophy behind these programs is rooted on our deep appreciation for life and respect for people. To this end, we work to create an environment of mutual respect, inclusion, and accountability. We reward commitment and performance and are responsive to the needs of our employees and their families.

Rewards & recognition


Our compensation programs are designed using a pay-for-performance approach and recognize and reward employees for their accomplishments and the value they bring to the company. The programs target different aspects of individual and company performance and are monitored to ensure that they are competitive with those of other companies—and appropriate to the markets in which we compete for talent.

Financial, health, & personal well-being


Our company’s health and wellness, retirement, and insurance programs draw from best practices to ensure quality, competitive value, protection from significant financial hardship, and access to tools and resources to support employees and their family members at all stages of their career.  With our Total Rewards and programs, we offer a career experience like no other.  

Additional benefits for you

Offering on-site services that support an inviting work environment where employees can thrive is another component of our company’s Total Rewards proposition.

At the majority of company sites, including the company headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J., U.S., employees have the option of making an appointment to see a healthcare professional on site—and usually on the day they need to for such services as immunizations, biometric screenings and treatment for minor aches and pains. The vast majority of sites globally are tobacco-free and many encourage healthy behaviors by having on-site fitness centers, walking trails, and well-lit stairways.
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At many of our sites, we also offer services such as cafeterias, child care, dry cleaning, automobile services, and other amenities. In the U.S., our employees have the option of banking through our company’s Employees Federal Credit Union, which offers competitive interest rates on savings accounts and lending.

For those who need flexibility, our company offers a global Flexible Work Arrangement Policy that allows employees to work remotely or on a different work schedule that best fits their needs.
We are committed to protecting our employees and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
​​​​​​​Learn more below about our Total Rewards that support our employees.

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This careers website is intended for Residents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. Residents in other markets, please visit our MSD Careers page. Information on this site is for the purpose of presenting career opportunities at our organization and give our audience a view of our culture, diversity and growth opportunities. Our Company is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.