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

  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 4053 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3832 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
96%
96%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
96%
96%Pascal Soriot
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
80%

Salaries

AstraZeneca has 1,073 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Associate Scientist4 Salaries
£29,772/yr
Industrial Placement Student2 Salaries
£15,221/yr
Director2 Salaries
£83,569/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Scientist79 Salaries
£34,784/yr
Associate Director27 Salaries
£80,029/yr
Senior Business Analyst11 Salaries
£71,221/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 32 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.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 258 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 351 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 164 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
"Medimmune"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Knowledgeable people and a positive culture

Cons

People have been there a long time and may need to change

"Excellent"18 Jun 2021

Current Employee - Consultant/Director – Corporate Strategy & Marketing

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

Good working experience with the company

Cons

Good to associate with the organisation

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 1,343 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.