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 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3701 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5691 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.5
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
3.6
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
94%
94%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Merck employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
61%

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 129 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Manager1 Salaries
CA$100,985/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Product Manager4 Salaries
CA$126,221/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Territory Associate9 Salaries
CA$65,332/yr
Intern5 Salaries
CA$49,619/yr
Project Manager4 Salaries
CA$87,920/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 4 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 73 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 312 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 255 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 361 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 251 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 61 reviews)
Cons
"Decision making"(in 134 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 133 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

Former Contractor - Quality Compliance Associate

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

Pros

- Great people to work with - Flexible hours - Great cafe and gym - Environment to learn

Cons

- Difficult to grow - Hard to nail down full time if you're contract - No benefits if you're contract. They're fantastic if you're FT

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,172 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.