Compare Merck vs AstraZeneca BETA

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

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AstraZeneca

Employee Ratings

  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3600 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3113 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
3.9
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
93%
93%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
98%
98%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
AstraZeneca employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Positive Business Outlook
82%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Merck has 10 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Product Manager4 Salaries
CA$126,406/yr
Representative1 Salaries
CA$77,923/yr
Manager1 Salaries
CA$101,133/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager2 Salaries
CA$126,172/yr
Executive Assistant2 Salaries
CA$72,431/yr
Clinical Development Associate Manager2 Salaries
CA$104,121/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 24 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 97 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 307 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 254 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 331 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 157 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
"Medimmune"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review
"Quality"Nov 30, 2020

Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst

I worked at Merck full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great place to work in. Amazing people

Cons

Work can be a lot sometimes but overall ok

"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

AstraZeneca has 777 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.