Compare Merck vs Celgene BETA

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

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Celgene

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Celgene scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3591 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 420 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Merck employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Celgene employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
93%
93%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 41% higher than Celgene employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Celgene Ceo Mark J. Alles
52%
52%Mark J. Alles
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Merck employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Celgene employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than Celgene employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
53%

Salaries

Merck has 76 more total submitted salaries than Celgene.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Clinical Trial Coordinator2 Salaries
CA$57,976/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Representative1 Salaries
CA$77,188/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Therapeutic Development Specialist1 Salaries
CA$125,735/yr
Internship1 Salaries
CA$46,223/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Merck.
  • "Stock options" was the most mentioned Pro at Celgene.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Celgene.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 307 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 254 reviews)
Pros
"Stock options"(in 41 reviews)
"Great company"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 31 reviews)
"Big pharma"(in 16 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Workplace"Apr 28, 2020

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Merck full-time

Pros

Great Leadership and training Programs

Cons

I enjoyed my time with Merck

Current Employee - Internship

I have been working at Celgene full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great work environment, flexible hours, and a lot of opportunities to move up within the organization

Cons

There is a stagnant mentality that you have to pay your dues within the industry to move up, which inherently undervalues your external dynamic experiences and soft skills.

Advice to Management

Value your employees' overall experiences and talents.

Job Postings

Merck has 1,092 more recently posted open jobs than Celgene.