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

  • Merck scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Senior Management.
  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 3 areas: CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3516 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2941 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
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
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
93%
93%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
97%
97%Pascal Soriot
AstraZeneca employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Merck employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
76%

Salaries

AstraZeneca has 657 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist2 Salaries
£41,100/yr
Associate1 Salaries
£19,193/yr
Engineer1 Salaries
£35,171/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Scientist39 Salaries
£45,165/yr
Associate Director18 Salaries
£79,775/yr
Test Manager10 Salaries
£84,603/yr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 28 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.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 297 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 247 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 325 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 153 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 41 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Director

I have been working at Merck full-time for more than a year

Pros

Work with extremely motivated people in a company who really values its employees

Cons

Progression without a strong R&D background can be difficult

Current Employee - Director

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

Great science. Great medicine and pipeline

Cons

Lots of work to do

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 695 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.