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 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • GlaxoSmithKline scored higher in 2 areas: Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
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)
3.9
(based on 4994 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
91%
91%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 111 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Architect1 Salaries
A$144,576/yr
Research Associate1 Salaries
A$116,633/yr
Systems Analyst1 Salaries
A$91,653/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Manufacturing8 Salaries
A$4,919/mo
Analyst1 Salaries
A$119,365/yr
Data Administrator2 Salaries
A$5,557/mo

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 10 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 60 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 294 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 322 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 235 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 121 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 118 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

"Love it"29 Apr 2020

Current Employee - QA Manager

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

Pros

Great culture, teamwork , support

Cons

It's closing down its operation in Sydney

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,222 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.