GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

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  • Great company, tough times

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    Pros

    The pay is competitive, although a bit low for big pharma. The current CEO has a good strategy. For shareholders, times have been tough for a few years.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of restructuring. CFO was hired from Goldman Sachs and therefore most of the restructuring is aimed at cost cutting. The corporate functions are getting very lean.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring is not a neutral event. There is almost always a loss in engagement and productivity. Sometimes it may be worth it, but it is not always the answer.


GlaxoSmithKline Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    Submitted resume and received a phone interview. Interview was not hiring manager but another engineering working at the hiring location, who then gave his recommendation to the hiring manager. They later told me they went with another candidate.

    Interview Questions

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GlaxoSmithKline Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2010
Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers , The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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Additional Info

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Website www.gsk.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1830
Type Company - Public (GSK)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

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