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 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • GlaxoSmithKline scored higher in 1 area: Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3601 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5432 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
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
3.5
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
93%
93%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
88%
88%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
60%

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 125 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Architect1 Salaries
A$145,854/yr
Regulatory Affairs Specialist1 Salaries
A$77,815/yr
Senior Product Manager1 Salaries
A$171,401/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Manufacturing8 Salaries
A$4,962/mo
Quality4 Salaries
A$4,956/mo
Project Manager2 Salaries
A$147,525/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 5 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 70 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 307 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 254 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 352 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 249 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 130 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 129 reviews)
Featured Review
"Intern"20 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Intern

I have been working at Merck full-time

Pros

Learned a lot during internship

Cons

No exit interview for full time position

Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

Pros

Great people Inviting culture Supportive managers

Cons

Details orientation can block fast movement

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 930 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.