GlaxoSmithKline
3.6 of 5 429 reviews
www.gsk.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 429 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty

Andrew Witty

(259 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company with People Empowerment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company benefits and the people are spectacular to work with. Work is challenging and empowered individuals have many opportunities if he/she takes the initiative.

    ConsLeadership advancement is challenging, but individuals with personal initiative can advance. Many organizational changes, so individuals need to be agile.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice company, nice colleagues

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscomfort working environment, nice people

    Conscanteen a little bit small

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-emphasis on the patient
    -big sized company
    -lots of financial leeway

    Cons-lots of emphasis placed on personal development, can be hard to meet goals
    -harder to move up in company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat team to work with, no competition between each other.

    ConsLots of change and uncertainty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for if you are interested in a large global company.

    IT Director (Former Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsUnlimited number of opportunities to advance career starting with university intern and graduate placement programs. Company provides avenues for learning through various learning mechanisms. Global presence also gives opportunity to learn about different cultures, working in a global environment and understanding complexity of a global business. Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures also result in many opportunities within the company.

    ConsMany of the core shared services, Finance, HR, IT have been pressured to reduce costs/complexity, etc resulting in many layoffs and moving services outside of GSK. With continued change, there is always opportunity!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a organizational strategy and stick with it/see it through. Too many re-organizations in short period of time in IT shared services resulting in continuous churn of staff, management reporting and reduces overall effectiveness of staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I liked working at GSK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Clifton, NJ

    Pros4 day work week with 12 hour shifts
    Family oriented atmosphere - Company picnics, Holiday Christmas party for the kids
    Bonus

    ConsRotating schedules
    The political game - knowing the right people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Scientist Student Intern (Current Employee)
    Phillipsburg, NJ

    ProsGood working environment. Nice people, great benefits and a comfortable work environment awesome walking path and a great gym

    Consconstant change in the last 10 year cause some loss of focus.. reduction without consideration of the impact that it may have

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Drug Regulatory Affairs (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent salary, work environment, benefits. Strong emphasis on accountability and practicing corporate behaviours. Top notch training programs and a genuine concern for resilience and employee health. Hugh diverse employee base of highly qualified and intelligent people. Work life balance is important and some managers allow you to work from home on a regular basis with an agreement set up ahead of time.

    ConsSo big that it's hard to move up or acquire another job in house. You can apply but don't expect to be interviewed or notified why you are not interviewed or qualified. Hard to find needed information for tasks at hand due to constant changing of systems and processes. Highly regulated with regard to keeping "between the lines" which, when systems or processes change, group transistion hiccups often occur. Polictics within upper management occurs and the bulk of your department is at another site, there are no opportunities for growth. Promotions are rare for everyone but do occur for the selected few that are high achievers and given more opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue supporting the understanding that we live in a virtual world and push for management to allow growth for all people in departments. Personally have been a high achiever on my yearly reviews but have been unable to move up due to not being at the location of the majority of my department. 10 years and no promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    every day new challenges

    Manufacturing and Building Maint Mechanic (Former Employee)
    Clifton, NJ

    ProsBenefits, was good bonuses lots of learning of new things, Management bring in new people with new ideas . I worked in a department with hard work some time, but it help your working career

    ConsThe company took too long to get to the root of some of the problems .We had some people not wanting to train new people , because bonuses was given on knowledge ratings

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse your people experience wisely, get way from if you don't know any one in the company, you can't get the job. stop being crazy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Pitts, PA

    Proswork balance depending in the department, culture was great across the company but it depend on the department and senior leaders

    ConsRe-organization, overall all departments were not treated equally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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