GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals CEO Andrew Witty
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Pros
  • work-life balance was okay from my view (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits and salary is competitive with other large pharma companies (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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Business Partner

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Work is always interesting and challenging. Great benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company is always downsizing and you never know if you are next on the chop block.


  2. Pay & Benefits GREAT

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    . Great benefits with great pay. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership wanted you speak up but when you do you were penalized for it down the road. Too many strategies with not enough decisions being made


  3. Sr CRA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits and I really enjoyed working with the people there.

    Cons

    They sold their oncology divison.


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  5. Overall a good experience

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was above average for position

    Cons

    Could not depend on HR to accurately investigate issues brought forward, lack of trust.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together or you will continue to loose very qualified people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Salary, Time Off, and Benefits

    Cons

    Very loose structure with no direction except departmental outsourcing


  7. R&D scientists

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits and compensation, time-off policies

    Cons

    poor leadership, highly stressful work environment

    Advice to Management

    Unstable industry


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company Heritage

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Lead and people will follow


  9. Helpful (1)

    Treat their employee's poorly.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Layoffs every 2 to 4 years

    Advice to Management

    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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.


  11. frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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