Compare GlaxoSmithKline vs AstraZeneca BETA

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

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AstraZeneca

Employee Ratings

  • GlaxoSmithKline scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4955 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2816 reviews)
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
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
96%
96%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than GlaxoSmithKline 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 GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
AstraZeneca employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 740 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist44 Salaries
£37,241/yr
General Manager47 Salaries
£70,519/yr
Industrial Placement Student24 Salaries
£18,529/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist36 Salaries
£44,632/yr
Business Analyst6 Salaries
£46,452/yr
Associate Director17 Salaries
£77,157/yr

What Employees Say

  • GlaxoSmithKline had 83 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 9 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 318 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 233 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 309 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 121 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 117 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 112 reviews)
"No cons"(in 53 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Brand Manager

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great culture. Very team oriented and gender balanced. Great offices and facilities.

Cons

Sometimes not quick enough off the pace versus similar sized competitors.

Current Employee - Process Operator

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

Pros

Large company with benefits too offer, still growing,

Cons

The same as any big company; No personal management. Employee attributes and progress are recorded by people who you will never see.

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 487 more recently posted open jobs than GlaxoSmithKline.