Compare Merck vs Pfizer BETA

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

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Pfizer

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 5 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3956 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 4509 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
96%
96%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
91%
91%Albert Bourla
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
74%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Merck salaries averaged CA$15,974 higher than Pfizer.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative9 Salaries
CA$96,710/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Product Manager4 Salaries
CA$127,780/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative2 Salaries
CA$67,167/yr
Intern5 Salaries
CA$25/hr
Project Manager2 Salaries
CA$109,394/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 8 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 17 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Pfizer.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 258 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 311 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 241 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 128 reviews)
"Large company"(in 62 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Internship

I have been working at Merck part-time for more than a year

Pros

Very helpful and educational internship

Cons

Hard to land on a contract post education due to restricted openings

"-"Apr 26, 2021

Former Contractor - Project Manager

I worked at Pfizer for more than a year

Pros

Very nice workplace. Liked it.

Cons

Nothing bad to say about them

Advice to Management

Bonne

Job Postings

Pfizer has 482 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.