GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. nice company, not great for interns but better experience for graduates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - NiQuitin Brand Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Intern - NiQuitin Brand Manager in Brentford, England (UK)

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    working from home and flexible working. A good environment to learn about business world.

    Cons

    Late night working, and working overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A great place as soon as the JV GSK Consumer Healthcare - Novartis is done

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very dynamic and motivating environment ; fast paced ; fun

    Cons

    Very soon most of the organisation will be impacted by the coming JV

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep as short as possible any uncertainties due to the coming JV

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great history. Fantastic Strategy. Poor Execution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Love the idea of working in a company who help make people live longer and feel better. Used to be really philanthropic and care loads about employees

    Cons

    Since the merger, GSK has become far too influenced by the city. All about profit. All about cutting costs. It is possible to be good to employees and care for employees - just look at John Lewis. GSK has got the balance wrong in my view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't do everything by the numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It is a very friendly environment but has a very distinct style that may not suit everyone.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Commercial Marketing Summer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Commercial Marketing Summer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice People. Good salary for a marketing job. Chance to do something good

    Cons

    Not necessarily doing good! People are all very similar. Poor systems of collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross business collaboration is vital and the staff really need a freshen up. Lots of staff are under performing and allowed to continue in their position because their work isn't directly visible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. Overall, just above average place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, but gets really crazy at times

    Cons

    Very poor salary, slow progression

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. GSK in 2014

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good business to be in

    Cons

    Frantic workload so poor work/life ballance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time

    Pros

    Large company and financially stable

    Cons

    Too many re-org sand changes in direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent free coffee. high quality stationary, colour printers, pens
    Good training which is easy to go on. Nice business trips

    Cons

    The company is Somewhat hierarchal, it not always transparent, and there are some questionable work ethics despite what is stated

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Medical Representative

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Medical Representative in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Brand Leader in Medicines, Company Car, I Phone, 25 days annual vacation

    Cons

    Changing work environment, Unsure about the Organisations Strategic direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Some things good, some bad

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    Former Contractor - HUman Resources Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - HUman Resources Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Very professional. Good office

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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