GlaxoSmithKline
3.5 of 5 381 reviews
www.gsk.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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3.9 33 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty

Andrew Witty

(24 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Positive experience

Supply Chain Executive (Current Employee)
Brentford, England (UK)

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

ProsProfessional colleagues. Excellent processes and professional ways of working. Good remuneration.

ConsBeing a Pharma company change takes time to implement and risk management is essential

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the route to make the company as competitive as can be

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Brilliant placement year

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern for more than a year

ProsI was in a small team which meant I was trusted with a lot of responsibility and got to be involved in projects with senior management, supportive of personal development, moving around, training etc.

ConsBrentford as a location was a bit of a pain for commuting but very nice offices to make up for it, benefits were not extended to placement students

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier for placement students to be hired after graduating

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

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Most amazing internship position

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Stevenage, England (UK)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat facilities, brilliant co-workers, high intellectual stimulation, very much motivational

ConsPoor IT support and long period of trainings before start working

Advice to Senior Managementshould improve IT support and promote more integration between activities in different sites, so people can more efficiently feel part of a whole

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

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Validation Engineer (Former Employee)
Liverpool, England (UK)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people, great place to work!

ConsJust so many smart helpful people!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep mentoring

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

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experience at gsk so far

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

ProsGroup woth people I work with is amazing! Place is amazing! stress-less job as long you do your job! everyone will help you if you need something

Consnone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT Support (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat people and environment. Strong work culture based on transparency and ethical behaviour.

ConsNo significant downsides to report.

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

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One of the best place I have worked for

Industrial Placement (Former Employee)
Harlow, England (UK)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat support and training. Fabulous research facilities.

ConsJobs are not so secure.

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

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Great opportunity to develop personally while contributing to a worthwhile mission.

Vice-President (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIncredible diversity of roles and opportunities
Strong focus on HR and employees including development
Worthwhile way to spend a large part of your life
Great people willing to help and very talented at all levels

ConsIncredible bureaucracy which can make decision making very unclear to people
Byzantine politics often dressed up as stakeholder management
Slow moving and unwieldy at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of support and training

Industrial Placement Process Microbiologist (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prossupport from other workers and training given

Consa lot of documents to read

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

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Proud to work for GSK

Drug Safety (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsCareer Opportunites
Feel valued
Great co-workers
Staff keep coming back
Flexible working

ConsLarge company, difficult to make a real impact

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

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