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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
174 Reviews
3.2
174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance has really improved with working from home (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting and meaningful work (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Not incentivized based on sales but a convoluted system of test taking and manager reviews (in 3 reviews)

  • No such thing as work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Highly ethical company with a fast pace environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Investigations Americas in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Investigations Americas in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    GSK respects all it employees, offers flexible working hours and above average wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Large corporation, changes move slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better collaboration between various HQ departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company Heritage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Values Based Approach is admirable
    Resources, people, training, multiple divisions, opportunities are all there for hard working individuals
    Evidence Based, Input and opportunity
    Several new and potentially great products

    Cons

    leadership for 3 years has been focusing on managing versus leading
    Too many changes in focus, too many items to focus on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead and people will follow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have enjoyed many wonderful opportunities in various areas of the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to have had many different types of opportunities and jobs which have been personally and professionally rewarding. I have also had the opportunity to work for some very talented people along the way.

    Cons

    Instability. Strategy no longer clear and changes often, even weekly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Treat their employee's poorly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people who want to make a difference and care about the customer

    Cons

    Layoffs every 2 to 4 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your people for local intel so that you do not over hire and then have to lay people off. Successful product launch does not mean throwing multiple people into one territory calling on the same customers, it means well planned and executed quality calls from seasoned representatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    great, talented sales people and account managers

    Cons

    bonuses and promotions are based on lengthy, unreasonable verbal and written tests that take hours to complete and days to study

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to listen and change the bonus structure before they lose all of their talented people to other companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at GSK for over 30 years, and it was a wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Always room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Work environment is flexible and good compensation/benefits. Very talented and dedicated employees. I've seen the employees working every day with strength and commitment.

    Cons

    Tough to establish work-life balance; no job stability feeling, but does this exist anywhere?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees and be transparent with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Twenty years of good and bad at GSK.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average salary for long term reps. Good benefits, vacation, and time off policies. Quality people in the field.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks courage and vision. No incentives or even acknowledgement for performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your field sales personnel. Investigate methods of incentivizing performance either individually or as a District/Region. Have the courage to say "No" to the wrong choices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great principle driven and patient focus!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Middle and Top management is very knowledgeable and cooperative. Sales representatives are very competent and focus on therapeutic education to patients. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Stategic and supporting groups are slow and in some cases very inefficient due to poor resource planning. Some of these groups are taking important decisions with very limited or erroneous information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To look what competitors are doing to simplify their operating model in terms of processes. Invest in better IT technology and standardized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Vaccine Telesales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Protecting patients from deadly disease

    Cons

    there is many. check advice to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to make this a better department or turnover will remain extremely high. There is no trust given to employees and we are watched like hawks (even including how many times we go to the bathroom). There are too many managers for one department. The managers do not follow GSK values of Transparency, Respect or Integrity. Learn better ways to communicate with your employees. You should realize everything your hard working employees do for the business and provide raises to those who hit the metrics you set.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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