Compare Merck vs Pfizer BETA

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

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Pfizer

Employee Ratings

  • Merck scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Pfizer scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3465 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 3591 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
91%
91%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla
90%
90%Albert Bourla
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Merck employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Pfizer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Pfizer has 97 more total submitted salaries than Merck.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Manager1 Salaries
₹ 21,69,997/yr
Business Analyst1 Salaries
₹ 5,46,539/yr
Territory Business Manager2 Salaries
₹ 7,39,040/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Executive8 Salaries
₹ 9,20,017/yr
Assistant Manager6 Salaries
₹ 13,17,068/yr
Customer Service Representative Consultant1 Salaries
₹ 10,26,834/yr

What Employees Say

  • Merck had 25 more reviews than Pfizer that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 25 more reviews than Pfizer 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 Pfizer.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 294 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 269 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 220 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 90 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 116 reviews)
"Job security"(in 62 reviews)
Featured Review
"hehe"11 Aug 2020

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

nice food at the office

Cons

i do not want to write anything

Advice to Management

no

Current Employee - Scientist

I have been working at Pfizer full-time

Pros

Work life balance is great

Cons

As with all pharma companies, there is a lot of bureaucracy.

Job Postings

Pfizer has 1,023 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.