Compare Merck vs AstraZeneca BETA

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

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AstraZeneca

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3463 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2852 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
91%
91%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
96%
96%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
AstraZeneca employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
75%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.

Salaries

AstraZeneca has 28 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Architect1 Salaries
A$144,576/yr
Systems Analyst1 Salaries
A$91,653/yr
Senior Product Manager1 Salaries
A$169,899/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Electrical Engineer1 Salaries
A$103,853/yr
IT Professional1 Salaries
A$151,126/yr
Project Manager1 Salaries
A$130,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 19 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 94 more reviews than AstraZeneca 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 AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 294 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 313 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 151 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 114 reviews)
"No cons"(in 55 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager

I have been working at Merck full-time

Pros

Higher purpose of making life better through invention Interesting development opportunities Strong people focus

Cons

Can be bureaucratic, slow and highly regulated

Current Employee - Sales Representative

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

Pros

Multinational company and I want to have more experience

Cons

Hard work and it cost a lot

Advice to Management

I will do my best

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 1,684 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.