GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Have enjoyed my career at GSK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    great co-workers; nice benefits; work location

    Cons

    limited development and growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reassess your strategy; be focused on your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Glaxo is an OK company to work for

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pipeline, science oriented, reasonable work environment. had some excellent first line mangers. products are truly life saving. always received well by customers. good reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    bonus structure is now not based on sales performance but ability to take test and simulations. system for taking these test and simulations is corrupted by rampant cheating. new sales model does not work while launching drugs in todays environment. states transparency as a company value but has become one of the least transparent companies in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put a sales component back into the selling teams. be more honest and upfront with employees and customers. pay sales bonuses for launch, going to build a playground with company leadership is not the same incentive as a cash bonus for performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Take care of employees

    Cons

    Slow advancement for career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good people and committed to helping patients

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    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great people who really care about making their work meaningful and helping patients. Good benefits, flexibility, decent pay (other pharmas pay a lot more). Great strategic focus at the brand level - a machine that delivers.

    Cons

    While the brand level strategy is a machine, the upper level strategy is lacking. Moral is low. Lilly influence in the US has killed the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep beating a dead horse (asthma and COPD) with the same stick (ICS, LABA and LAMA). Focus on diseases where there is room to grow. The rest of the industry has switched gears towards specialty, oncology and rare diseases. Stop fighting a battle with generic manufacturers and start innovating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. A wonderful company, but may be losing its footing

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a successful history in the respiratory market.

    Cons

    Patient-First initiative has taken its toll on some individuals. Engagement is moderate, but new leadership breathes new life into our ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider revamping Patient-First. While we wholeheartedly believe in the spirit of Patient-First many within the sales force have difficulty maintaining a high level of engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Generally positive company to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, big company with lots of opportunities to develop your career. I have had the opportunity to try lots of new things across various business units

    Cons

    "Where have the leader's gone?" Leadership is poor and what was formerly a wonderful corporate culture withered over the past few years. Lay-offs have limited upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with your people. Trust your people as most people want to do the right thing and you need to recognize that if you want to turn things around for what was a GREAT place to work for so many years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. It's like working in an ocean and you are a tiny fish

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great health and other benefits. The employee store is useful and has everything from clothes to toothpaste. The Philadelphia facility is very nice.

    Cons

    No unity, giant cubicles and no one knows each other. It literally feels like a giant ocean of strangers, save for the small (relatively) group that you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have more employee functions or ways that employees can interact. Delve away from the corporate norm and embrace teamwork.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. It is a good company to work for with limited growth prospects within a shrinking organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    pay,benefits are goodwith lot of flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    limited growth prospects and highly political organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Was a great company many years ago before all the mergers.

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good vacation, pension, bonus

    Cons

    Managers do not go through any kind of training, performance reviews are unfair due to GSK requiring managers to pick a certain number of employees to fill the required "fail" slots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not play favorites. Be fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to grow as a rep

    Cons

    compensation plan included competencies on business acumen, mce and scientific knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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