Compare GlaxoSmithKline vs Sanofi BETA

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

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Sanofi

Employee Ratings

  • GlaxoSmithKline scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Sanofi scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 5142 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3792 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
GlaxoSmithKline employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Sanofi employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlaxoSmithKline Ceo Emma Walmsley
87%
87%Emma Walmsley
CEO Approval
Sanofi Ceo Paul Hudson
93%
93%Paul Hudson
Sanofi employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than GlaxoSmithKline employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
GlaxoSmithKline employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Sanofi employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Sanofi has 2 more total submitted salaries than GlaxoSmithKline.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
QC Analyst2 Salaries
€31,488/yr
Laboratory Analyst1 Salaries
€10/hr
Shift Unit Leader1 Salaries
€48,381/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
QC Analyst2 Salaries
€38,659/yr
Chemist2 Salaries
€35,707/yr
Buyer1 Salaries
€50,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at GlaxoSmithKline.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Sanofi.
  • GlaxoSmithKline had 36 more reviews than Sanofi that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 328 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 236 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 239 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 224 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 123 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 122 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 102 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 87 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - GPS

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

Pros

Positive work environment. Transparent hierarchy. Positive mentoring environment.

Cons

Poor wages awarded for employment role.

Current Employee - QC Analyst

I have been working at Sanofi full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This is a large, multi-national company with lots of investment and fast-changing portflio, which allows for participation in multiple different projects. Career prospects are great - if not within... the department, within the company there are multiple opportunities to progress. There is also a generous continuous education allowance, which allows one to study towards a selected degree while working. The company invests in the wellbeing of the employees, there is a staff canteen, coffee dock and gym on site, good health insurance and pension benefits, free parking.

Cons

As in many large places, the employee satisfaction depends largely on the direct management - with good leaders the work is great, with bad leaders it can become a nightmare. I personally have had a... good experience, but in some departments the staff turn around is quick because it's not as great. There is not much R&D involved in the fill-finish site I work on, so career progression in scientific research is limited. Career progression within the own department is also limited.

Advice to Management

Focus more on the positive feedback - people work hard to deliver goals, most of the time nobody aknowledges that it has been noticed.

Job Postings

Sanofi has 1,446 more recently posted open jobs than GlaxoSmithKline.