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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.5 438 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty

Andrew Witty

(265 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefit package is pretty good and the work/life balance is pretty reasonable for pharma(in 39 reviews)

  • Friendly environment good pay and benefits(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • like any pharma, very high pressure; tough to establish work-life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Lack of credibility of senior management(in 12 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Just a number

    Membership Analyst (Former Employee) Durham, NC

    ProsGood work life balance because the company is so large. As long as you are performing, you are not micromanaged

    ConsJust a number. Don't expect to be hired or promoted unless you are sucking up or know someone. Your performance and experience do nothing for you here. It is all about who you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more approachable and transparent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern for two years in a row

    Summer Talent Intern (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    Prosgood pay, friendly people, relaxed

    Consshaky job security, 9-5p was a bit lackluster

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat Benefits, 401k match + Pension, Great people to work with.

    ConsSales compensation structure is not transparent or consistent. Isn't based on sales, but a moving target of behaviors + Tests

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company with not so great people

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFeels great working with some of the best brains in the business,Strong emphasis on employee health, resilience and diversity ( now) , A university in inself - gives one huge amount of oppurtunities to develop one's skills,global perspectives & insights

    ConsVery bureaucratic, outstanding performance with moderate pay, need to be connected and be in good books, very less transparency and low empowerment; star talent not nurtured , constant transofrmation & restructuring leading to job insecurity .

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in transparency , give solid growth & development oppurtunities at middle level, be willing to take risks, move out of bureaucratic mindset and cut down constant transformation..let employees perform without the fear of job security

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    Great company. Lots of perks

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsBenefits, salary, great working atmosphere, great company values

    ConsDifficulty advancing, development opportunities are few and far between.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Fair company to work for, great emphasis on continuing education on technical subjects from year to yeat

    Executive Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsLots of professionals to learn from as there are over 100,000 employees from around the world. Access to the best of the best

    ConsLarge organization with entrenched culture. Changes are hard to implement in a timely manner

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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    production technician

    Production Technician (Current Employee) Clifton, NJ

    ProsGlaxoSmithKline is a grate place to work you learn many different skills

    Consworking night shift and 12 hour

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

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    Pick your own poison

    Investigator (Former Employee) Collegeville, PA

    Prostraining campus for new graduates

    Consbullet-proof glass ceiling, very political environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay if you are friends with managers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and benefits, good vacation time.

    ConsVery high school atmosphere, you have to be friends with the managers to succeed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire from the outside for diversity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for

    ConsHierarchical structure in most divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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