Compare GlaxoSmithKline vs AstraZeneca BETA

See how working at GlaxoSmithKline vs. AstraZeneca compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at GlaxoSmithKline vs. AstraZeneca. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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GlaxoSmithKline

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AstraZeneca

Employee Ratings

  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5686 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3246 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.8
AstraZeneca employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.7
AstraZeneca employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
98%
98%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
AstraZeneca employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
81%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 687 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative117 Salaries
$98,210/yr
Investigator131 Salaries
$109,920/yr
Director75 Salaries
$182,108/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist314 Salaries
$85,904/yr
Senior Scientist65 Salaries
$120,027/yr
Director68 Salaries
$180,673/yr

What Employees Say

  • GlaxoSmithKline had 90 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Decision making" was the most mentioned Con at GlaxoSmithKline.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 361 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 251 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 337 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 161 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Decision making"(in 134 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 133 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
"Medimmune"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very good Values and Culture

Cons

Slow Decision Making and lack of matured planning

Current Employee - Business Process Analyst

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

The culture of the company is great, putting employees’ development at the heart of what they do.

Cons

None observed during my tenure.

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 118 more recently posted open jobs than AstraZeneca.