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 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Novartis scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and 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)
4.1
(based on 3737 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3861 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
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
3.5
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
91%
91%Albert Bourla
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
94%
94%Vas Narasimhan
Novartis employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Novartis employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Pfizer has 2,889 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist289 Salaries
$111,370/yr
Director158 Salaries
$186,017/yr
Intern75 Salaries
$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist I64 Salaries
$96,798/yr
Director73 Salaries
$194,484/yr
Associate Director102 Salaries
$159,147/yr

What Employees Say

  • Pfizer had 78 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 279 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 226 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 155 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 148 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 118 reviews)
"Job security"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome Company"Oct 30, 2019

Current Employee - Scientist

I have been working at Pfizer full-time

Pros

Work life balance is great

Cons

As with all pharma companies, there is a lot of bureaucracy.

Current Employee - Research Lab Manager

I have been working at Novartis full-time

Pros

Good environment, compensation, focis of research is for health of population, also work on under-represented populations

Cons

Commute and parking can be a down-side

Job Postings

Pfizer has 167 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.