Compare Merck vs GlaxoSmithKline BETA

See how working at Merck vs. GlaxoSmithKline 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 Merck vs. GlaxoSmithKline. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merck

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GlaxoSmithKline

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3694 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5686 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
94%
94%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Merck employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
61%

Salaries

Merck has 2,358 more total submitted salaries than GlaxoSmithKline.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist276 Salaries
$113,300/yr
Senior Sales Representative123 Salaries
$103,813/yr
Director159 Salaries
$182,364/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Investigator131 Salaries
$109,920/yr
Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative117 Salaries
$98,210/yr
Director75 Salaries
$182,108/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 4 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 73 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 312 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 255 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 361 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 251 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 61 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 134 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 133 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome company"Jan 22, 2021

Current Employee - Associate Director

I have been working at Merck full-time for less than a year

Pros

Relaxed work atmosphere. Good benefits.

Cons

Too relaxed!Old school & slow.

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

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,221 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.