GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Good Overall

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, great benefits, salary, and flexibility.

    Cons

    To many management layers and undergoing work force reduction.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Good ok boy culture at top

  3. Overall working at GSK has been a good experience.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Skill set development encouraged across groups

    Cons

    Constant re-organization, which can lead to an unsettled environment

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  5. GSK Acct Mgr

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    Current Employee - Acct Manager
    Current Employee - Acct Manager

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Support to do your job and trust you know how to grow the business

    Cons

    Lack of clear mission between divisions competing for airtime with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Unify the vision and strategy so all of GSK wins together.

  6. Helpful (1)

    As good as it gets

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Safety is a high priority

    Cons

    Use of animals in testing of products

  7. GSK Advanced Training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Sales Professional in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Sales Professional in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Glaxo Smith Kline provided an excellent day to day training ground for on going advanced Sales techniques, public presentations and territory management.

    Cons

    The challenges of a forever changing Medical and Managed Care controlled market provided serious challenges and roadblocks to supporting the field sales force.

  8. GSK Pharmaceuticals a leading life science company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company with excellent scientific staff

    Cons

    Keep focused and reduce frequent reviews and changes which cause more loss than gains.

    Advice to Management

    Identify more drugs to help patients

  9. Do more feel better live longer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    They pay you to work safely and incorporate a lot of ergonomics into operations. The mantra repeatedly heard is safety, quality and value stream.

    Cons

    zero tolerance for documentation errors can be stressful at times. On the job training is limited. Safety stand down meetings are excessive.

  10. Good company to work with except recent layoffs

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    Current Employee - Principal Statistician
    Current Employee - Principal Statistician

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good work life balance and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    Upper management do not understand how things work.

  11. Investigator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great science and coworkers, plenty of opportunities for personal development.

    Cons

    Job security due to industry wide strategy shifts.

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