Compare GlaxoSmithKline vs Roche BETA

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

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Roche

Employee Ratings

  • Roche scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, 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 4946 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2783 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
CEO Approval
Roche Ceo Severin Schwan
95%
95%Severin Schwan
Roche employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Roche employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Roche employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,254 more total submitted salaries than Roche.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager47 Salaries
£70,519/yr
Senior Scientist44 Salaries
£37,241/yr
Industrial Placement Student24 Salaries
£18,529/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Manager2 Salaries
£38,409/yr
Statistical Programmer3 Salaries
£35,924/yr
Intern1 Salaries
£20,675/yr

What Employees Say

  • GlaxoSmithKline had 78 more reviews than Roche that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at GlaxoSmithKline.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at Roche.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 231 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 218 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 153 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 121 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 117 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 50 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 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 - CLINICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATE

I have been working at Roche full-time

Pros

Great company to work for, team spirit, possibility to move across departments as well as getting promotions, flexible office (working from home 2-3 days a week), good salary/benefits package.

Cons

There is a risk of becoming redundant in case of restructuring or closing projects (as in all major industries)

Advice to Management

Keep communicating and being open with your employees regarding the future or projects

Job Postings

Roche has 756 more recently posted open jobs than GlaxoSmithKline.