What is Merck?

You know what is Merck but maybe you'll be curious to find out also  that Merck is a leading science and technology company, active not only in Healthcare but also inLife Science and Performance Materials. Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. Our ideas are everywhere: from cancer therapies and laboratory tools to the display of your smartphone or the effect pigment coating of your car. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead.


  • Our story (in short) and evolution

We've been around for 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668. Since then, we have become a truly global company, with almost 53,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. In 2017, we invested a total of € 2.1 billion in research and development.

In Italy we are present with more than one thousand employees and we operate in all the three sectors Healthcare, Life Science andPerformance Materials. We are located in Roma, Guidonia Montecelio (RM), Modugno (BA), Colleretto Giacosa (TO)and Milano.


  • Understanding Merck’s workplace values and beliefs

Working at Merck goes far beyond just having a job to make ends meet. With a job at Merck, you have exciting new possibilities to follow your curiosity wherever it takes you. At Merck you can either explore a map full of exciting avenues or create a whole new path for yourself. In our diverse organization we encourage career moves between businesses. We entrust people with responsibilities early in their career and back them in taking calculated risks. And because we know that your life and priorities may change, we support you in making the right choices for yourself as well as your career.


  • Recently Grad? Here you can kick-start your career since the very beginning!

Fresh perspectives and new ideas are at the core of Merck’s success. That’s why we offer young people multiple ways of starting their career with us. Whether you’re looking for first-time practical experience or a foot in the door to the science and technology world, at Merck you will find lots of support and exciting development opportunities on a professional as well as on a personal level.With all this in mind, a career at Merck can be an ongoing journey of personal discovery.

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