Compare GlaxoSmithKline vs AstraZeneca BETA

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

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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 5399 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3093 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.8
AstraZeneca employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.6
AstraZeneca employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
88%
88%Emma Walmsley
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
98%
98%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
AstraZeneca employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
60%
Positive Business Outlook
82%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 122 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Territory Associate8 Salaries
CA$65,000/yr
Intern4 Salaries
CA$50,690/yr
Project Manager4 Salaries
CA$87,219/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Clinical Development Associate Manager2 Salaries
CA$103,139/yr
Global Study Leader2 Salaries
CA$115,062/yr
Project Manager2 Salaries
CA$124,982/yr

What Employees Say

  • GlaxoSmithKline had 91 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at GlaxoSmithKline.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 351 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 247 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 331 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 156 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 130 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 128 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
"Medimmune"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"Nov 23, 2020

Former Employee - Pharmacy Sales Manager

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

Pros

Company has nice organizational culture

Cons

Slow in decision making. Not agile

Advice to Management

Improve agility and quick decision making

"Great company"Sep 30, 2020

Current Employee - Clinical Operations

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

Great pipeline, wonderful culture, good development

Cons

Fast speed, some areas need further development

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 117 more recently posted open jobs than AstraZeneca.