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

  • Novartis scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 5796 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 4440 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
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
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
95%
95%Vas Narasimhan
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
94%
94%Pascal Soriot
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
80%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, AstraZeneca salaries averaged $2,235 higher than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director149 Salaries
$171,040/yr
Director112 Salaries
$207,151/yr
Scientist I71 Salaries
$103,126/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Director91 Salaries
$169,863/yr
Director92 Salaries
$194,201/yr
Senior Scientist109 Salaries
$123,956/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 6 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Novartis had 24 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 238 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 201 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 511 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 207 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Decision making"(in 69 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 53 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 49 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 45 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Scientist

I have been working at Novartis full-time

Pros

Good benefit. Nice colleagues. Good working place.

Cons

Nothing to complain for now...

Current Employee - Systems Analyst

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

Open Communication, Transparency, Lots of room for growth in your career

Cons

Growth opportunities are sometimes staunched by department if there's no available head count.

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 385 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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