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 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • GlaxoSmithKline scored higher in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3442 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4946 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
89%
89%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
86%
86%Emma Walmsley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,357 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Director2 Salaries
£81,686/yr
Laboratory Technician2 Salaries
£28,978/yr
Industrial Placement Student2 Salaries
£14,878/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager47 Salaries
£70,519/yr
Senior Scientist44 Salaries
£37,241/yr
Industrial Placement Student24 Salaries
£18,529/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 14 more reviews than GlaxoSmithKline that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 59 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Decision making" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 294 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 231 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 121 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 117 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

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.

Job Postings

GlaxoSmithKline has 1,351 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.