GlaxoSmithKline Reviews in King of Prussia, PA

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Pros
  • The benefit package is pretty good and the work/life balance is pretty reasonable for pharma (in 40 reviews)

  • Friendly environment good pay and benefits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • like any pharma, very high pressure; tough to establish work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Lack of credibility of senior management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company to work for, good ideas for medicines

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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