Compare Pfizer vs Novartis BETA

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

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Pfizer scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Novartis scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities 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 5130 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 5623 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
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
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
91%
91%Albert Bourla
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
95%
95%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
76%

Salaries

Pfizer has 3,641 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist355 Salaries
$115,460/yr
Director227 Salaries
$194,361/yr
Intern118 Salaries
$21/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist I71 Salaries
$101,553/yr
Director110 Salaries
$205,044/yr
Associate Director144 Salaries
$168,264/yr

What Employees Say

  • Pfizer had 75 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Pfizer.
  • "Decision making" was the most mentioned Con at Novartis.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 311 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 241 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 175 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 166 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 128 reviews)
"Large company"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 56 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review
"Amazing"Dec 4, 2021

Former Employee - N/A

I worked at Pfizer full-time

Pros

I learned a lot while an intern at this company.

Cons

There are no issues within the company that I faced

"Director"Dec 4, 2021

Former Employee - Director

I worked at Novartis full-time

Pros

Performance oriented culture, great people and teams to work with

Cons

Work life balance in roles

Job Postings

Novartis has 91 more recently posted open jobs than Pfizer.