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 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Pfizer scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3442 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3555 reviews)
Pfizer employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Pfizer employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
89%
89%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
91%
91%Albert Bourla
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Pfizer employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Merck salaries averaged CA$12,012 higher than Pfizer.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative7 Salaries
CA$83,145/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$19/hr
Product Manager4 Salaries
CA$123,389/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative2 Salaries
CA$64,859/yr
Intern5 Salaries
CA$24/hr
Project Manager2 Salaries
CA$105,635/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 29 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 28 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 294 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 265 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 217 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 115 reviews)
"Job security"(in 62 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 - Director

I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Benefits, work life balance, growth opportunities, leadership support, engaging work

Cons

Nothing that I can think of right now.

Job Postings

Pfizer has 1,037 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.