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

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 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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    Exciting and interesting public policy work.

    Legal Intern (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsMy co-workers were cordial and intelligent, and the work was really interesting. I also had a good variety of work to do. I felt like my contributions made a difference.

    ConsNone really. The coffee in the break room wasn't always good, but there was a Starbucks kiosk on site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    Great people...great compamy

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsWonderful smart people to work with, good benefits and bonus opportunities. Lots of development opportunities, project work and empowerment. Dynamic and personable CEO, Andrew Witty.

    Consconstant reorganizations and restructures, promotional opportunites have become fewer

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease annual salary budget, look hard at increasing resourcing in some areas, like HR and repersonalize HR for employees

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

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    Great culture!

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsCulture is great! Values of company are ones that you can really feel good about!

    ConsTakes way too long to get promoted and jobs are competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind better ways to reward and promote your people!

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

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    My experience at GSK was wonderful!

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsExcellent training, great team members, company culture (focused on the patient) and a fun challenge !

    ConsMy contract was only for three years. I was sorry to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing !

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    I love working here

    Director (Current Employee)
    Cary, NC

    ProsGreat healthcare plan, fun team-building outings, great pay, good amount of paid vacation days, and a wonderful bonus every year.

    ConsSometimes coworkers gossip, spread rumors, etc. but that is expected in every workplace.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI enjoyed working at GSK for over 2 years. There were many good things about the company but the site where I was located had multiple internal needs that needed addressing. The benefits were top of the line and std and ltd were the best I've ever seen. They also provided you with training opportunities that helped develop you into a better associate.

    ConsSome things that could have changed were people in key leadership/managerial roles. I will leave it at that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome advice I would share with management is to hire based on personality and skill level not just the experience that is stated on the resume. Many people are capable of being placed in key positions if only afforded the opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, Challenging, Energizing, Empowering. The business organization and pipeline is great.

    ConsNone that I am aware of. May be some minor things.

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    Absolutely amazing workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are good and have potential, GSK is a wonderful place to work. The companys leadership and the vision truly focuses on delivering great healthcare.

    ConsNo negatives, great place to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to share, management are focused on adding value

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    Sales reps respected and compensated for their knowledge

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong leadership both in U.S. and in U.K., innovative and bold business strategies, generous compensation for outstanding performance

    ConsHas had some bad press in recent years, turnover and morale issues due to changes in sales compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course; don't waver or be swayed by criticism

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

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    Great Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Culture and employees doing the right thing for patients

    ConsThere is too much bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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