Compare Novartis vs AstraZeneca BETA

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

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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 3883 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3053 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
94%
94%Vas Narasimhan
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
98%
98%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
AstraZeneca employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
80%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Novartis has 117 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director103 Salaries
$159,506/yr
Director73 Salaries
$194,727/yr
Scientist I64 Salaries
$96,919/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern - Hourly60 Salaries
$21/hr
Director65 Salaries
$182,825/yr
Senior Scientist64 Salaries
$120,500/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 5 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Novartis had 2 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 155 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 148 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 325 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 153 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 41 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Scientist

I have been working at Novartis full-time

Pros

Stability, great culture, good benefits, good learning opportunities, good values

Cons

slow growth can be little more structured

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

AstraZeneca has 234 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.