GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. internship experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    work-life balance is quite good

    Cons

    not open-minded, Micromanagement, slow for promotion

  2. Great name to work for, but there are some concerns.

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    Current Employee - HCP Data Analyst in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - HCP Data Analyst in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Most employees are assigned to work at one of GSK's gorgeous campuses in King of Prussia, PA
    -Professional mentality.
    -Staff is friendly.
    -Overtime is not really encouraged; 40 hour work week.
    -Great Industry.

    Cons

    -The Vice President of EFF (who is also the manager that data analysts report to daily) lives off of micromanaging and is paranoid most of the time.
    -Don't be deceived by the friendly environment because EFF can be political.
    -External parties complain about the VP in public, which makes the employee second guess the manager.
    -No Benefits.

    Advice to Management

    -Need to realize that the VP's micromanaging is extremely unhealthy.
    -Should be open to more of the employee's concerns before they find a better oppurtunity with benefits.

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    Senior Scientific Investigator (medicinal chemistry)

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientific Investigator (Medicinal Chemistry) in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientific Investigator (Medicinal Chemistry) in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Scientific freedom, flexible schedule, excellent bachelors/masters associates

    Cons

    Individual ambition overrides teamwork, can be some "backstabbing," constant fear of being downsized, lack of management support

    Advice to Management

    Provide more guidance regarding job expectations and better feedback/encouragement about specific work responsibilities (paper writing, supervising, teamwork, etc.)

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  5. Good company to work for, good ideas for medicines

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time, diverse workforce. Noble ideas to find cures for rare diseases.

    Cons

    Little flexibility for job swaps. Low pay compared to similar positions at other pharma. In order to develop career you must leave company. No upwards advancement or mobility, only lateral movements. Outsource too much.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing and hiring temp workers destroys morale and company loyalty. Allow employees more opportunities for career development.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great culture among scientists. Current environment is shaky

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are very good scientists there and good culture among the scientists.

    Cons

    The current environment and the environment in Pharma in general is poor at the moment. There is very little confidence about job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to give the average scientist a feeling of security in their job.

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