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

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 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
429 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Overall benefits package is good and very good work life balance"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Friendly environment good pay and benefits"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "like any pharma, very high pressure; tough to establish work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Lack of credibility of senior management"
    in 12 reviews
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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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    I was working as a medical representative who provides information about GlaxoSmithKline's medicines for physicians.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit is kind of social job, because I was visiting most private practices and hospitals to provide drugs information for physicians.

    Consit is required reading and keep looking for updated notes, because I was dealing with high educated members such as physicians.

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    Mentally demanding, and rewarding work

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLots of room to grow, you control your schedule that fits with company goals.

    Conslots of travel, depending on your territory

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess web based training and more in class instruction

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

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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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    Good while it lasted

    Quality Assurance Lead (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsSalary and Benefits were good

    ConsContinuous mergers and organization changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An amazing company to work for.

    Network Operations (Current Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsIf you are a permanent employee, you are in good hands with the company.

    ConsThere is no cons for this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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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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    Great Company To Work For

    Clinical Operations (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsExcellent benefits and salaries. Growth opportunities are available, including secondment opportunities to other departments and locations. Highly ethical organization with a real focus on patients.

    ConsRapidly changing work environment. Global presence can lead to communication challenges. Can be difficult to achieve work/life balance.

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

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    Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGreat place to work and learn.

    ConsNot much of career growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more growth opportunities for lower grade employees.

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

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