Compare Merck vs GlaxoSmithKline BETA

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

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GlaxoSmithKline

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3517 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5142 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.3
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 6% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
87%
87%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
59%

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 102 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Manager1 Salaries
CA$100,472/yr
Product Manager4 Salaries
CA$125,580/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Territory Associate7 Salaries
CA$65,190/yr
Project Manager4 Salaries
CA$87,474/yr
Intern4 Salaries
CA$50,838/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 11 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 64 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 297 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 247 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 328 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 236 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 123 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 122 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

"Great company"Sep 21, 2020

Former Employee - Operational Quality

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

Pros

I loved working for GSK. They have a great culture and above average pay.

Cons

None that I can think of

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 653 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.