GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

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  1. Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in Brentford, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    My experience has been positive - good leaders, good development and opportunities, good exposure to the 'workings' of the organisation and the strategic decision-making (even when in roles that weren't senior). Fun people to work with who genuinely care about the work they do. Excellent at allowing balance of work and home commitments.

    However all the above is highly dependent on which part of the organisation you're in and who your senior and immediate leaders are - I've heard other people with totally different experiences.

    Cons

    The organisation has lost its mojo over the past couple of years.....lots of cost-cutting and reductions, highly risk-averse approach (especially after China). The CEO, who has been universally liked and respected since coming in and who has changed the culture of the organisation for the better, has become almost invisible and is 'losing' his staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to having dialogue with your staff. Stop being so obsessively risk-averse and allow some creativity in what/how we do things. It's not all about the money.

  2. IT Support Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and office

    Cons

    The team can be better organised in terms of what they would like the interns do

  3. Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, People, Benefits & salary.

    Cons

    A lot of people with contractor role and not to good benefits, Slow to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good people faster.

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  5. 12 -month Placement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Brent, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in Brent, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Responsibility
    Friendly working environment
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Placement can be dependent on line managers and these may change a lot during placement

    Advice to Management

    no particular advice to management, just too keep being visible and in contact with the interns

  6. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Marketing Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    changes the industry as a whole and values led approach to suppliersm costumers and emplyees

    Cons

    bureaucratic, strongly guided by ethics and integrity

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and culture and a good work life balance. As in all big companies, a good network is key for personal growth.

    Cons

    Leadership can be variable depending on which area of the business you are in. Constant change and rationalisation of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back HR! Centralising some core functions works but others like HR leads to a long term negative effect.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company for developing people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big focus on people development and building high performing team

    Cons

    Constant changescan re-focus employee effort

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Cares about patients. Cares more about shareholders

    Cons

    Questionable ethics for a company that purports to hold this as fundamentally important - look at our behaviour in China!

  10. Helpful (1)

    A good environment to develop and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director Strategy in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning environment with disciplined training. Diversity is an asset offering good amount of opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Your experience is highly influenced by the caliber of your boss who either develops you or kills you . bureaucratic with strong disconnect among difference departments. Ongoing re structuring which results in high level of insecurity

  11. Intern - R&D

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Harlow, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in Harlow, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment to work in
    Encouraged you to learn from your peers
    Friendly environment
    Great personal development oppourtunities

    Cons

    Can be hard to move up the ladder

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