GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare CEO Andrew Witty
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6 Ratings

Pros
  • Great compensation and work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good salary , good working environment, development opportunities (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance not where it needs to be; The company grants a lot of PTA however most times you are working 24/7 (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometime stressful, poor benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    From bad to worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still a few outstanding people left in the business although there are fewer and fewer, best talent leaves the sinking ship.

    Cons

    Leadership is too weak and needs to hide behind external consultants for any major decision. As a result, the decisions are made based on what keeps the consultants busy and rich rather that what the organization needs.

    Advice to Management

    Change the top leadership team of the Consumer Healthcare business.


  2. Product Manager

    Former Employee - Expert Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Expert Brand Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consumer Healthcare company led by science & values

    Cons

    improper Work life balance due to location


  3. Helpful (4)

    Great people, great products - pity about some of the current behaviours being accepted within the organisation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GSK tends to employ lovely people who are great to work with. The company has some great brands that can really help people.

    Cons

    There is currently a disconnect between the stated values of the company and some of the behaviours being conducted and accepted within the company. The recent poor results are causing great stress and anxiety within the organisation. Recent corruption scandals in China and elsewhere were very disappointing to see as an employee

    Advice to Management

    Compliance at GSK currently feels like a box-ticking exercise.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Enjoyable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at GSK for 12 months, lots of opportunities as an industrial placement student

    Cons

    Would have like to have rotated in different job areas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company - highly recommended

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, value contributions from all employees regardless of status, inspiring CEO.

    Cons

    Some line managers can be blockers - especially those sitting it out until retirement


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, excellent team work, solid departments

    Cons

    Long hours, sometime stressful, poor benefits


  8. Great opportunity to learn different products of consumer healthcare and new trend to move to an E2E supply chain model

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acting Director External Supply Nutrition Category in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Acting Director External Supply Nutrition Category in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mix of people from different background . Opportunity to move to different categories or business units. International scope dealing with so many cultures.

    Cons

    Sometimes very difficult to get decision. Lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to develop outside their current role to learn new skills .


  9. Helpful (1)

    My experience with this company is difficult to say.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a place for professionals to work.

    Cons

    Promotion aspects are limited and almost unlikely.


  10. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Adviser in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Adviser in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Family friendly policies

    Cons

    Where GSK is situated and current work load

    Advice to Management

    no advice



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