Compare Merck vs Pfizer BETA

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

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Pfizer

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 5 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Pfizer scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3972 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 4529 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
96%
96%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
91%
91%Albert Bourla
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
74%

Salaries

Pfizer has 207 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist411 Salaries
$86,269/yr
Director175 Salaries
$185,717/yr
Sales Representative186 Salaries
$106,463/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Associate Scientist707 Salaries
$78,043/yr
Director184 Salaries
$188,847/yr
Sales Representative121 Salaries
$107,334/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 8 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 17 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Pfizer.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 258 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 311 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 241 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 128 reviews)
"Large company"(in 62 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Vice President

I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Dedicated staff, working in true teams

Cons

Comes with the usual issues with working for a very large company

"Great"May 14, 2021

Current Employee - Engineer

I have been working at Pfizer full-time

Pros

The Culture and Benefits are great

Cons

Cant think of cons right now

Job Postings

Pfizer has 233 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.