Compare Merck vs Parexel BETA

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

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Parexel

Employee Ratings

  • Merck 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)
4.1
(based on 3591 reviews)
Merck employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 106 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Merck employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Merck employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
93%
93%Kenneth C. Frazier
Merck employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
73%
73%Jamie Macdonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
63%

Salaries

Parexel has 195 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager1 Salaries
£66,690/yr
Industrial Placement Student2 Salaries
£14,850/yr
Engineer1 Salaries
£34,786/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager14 Salaries
£36,237/yr
Associate Director11 Salaries
£70,602/yr
Software Engineer9 Salaries
£31,131/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 124 more reviews than Parexel that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 163 more reviews than Parexel that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Parexel.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 307 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 254 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 183 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 91 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 35 reviews)
"Career growth"(in 32 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources

I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Positive approach to Flexible working, supportive during difficult times. Truly believes in putting patients and employees first. Huge progress in the area of Diversity & Inclusion in the time I... have worked here.

Cons

Lots of people involved in decisions - really collaborative, can make some decisions bit slow.

Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great place to work and develop

Cons

Sometimes a lack of understanding between different functions

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing

Job Postings

Merck has 30 more recently posted open jobs than Parexel.