GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
158 Reviews
3.4
158 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
  • No such thing as work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    District Sales Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    A fair amount of developmental programs, strong pipeline

    Cons

    Patient First, Incentive compensation, questionable leadership

  3.  

    A visionary company that is great to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Company values were solid, and the company responded to feedback from the field, which can be a very important quality in a company. I really had top notch managers who cared about their reps and treated them like the professionals they were. This then inspired myself and others to rise to put forth their very best. I learned a lot about leadership with my managers.

    Cons

    There were a lot of changes that occurred very quickly, and the impact to the representatives was that the changes were occurring at too fast a pace. Remarkably the company responded to feedback and worked to make the situation better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the field and make adjustments as necessary. All the representatives I worked with were a hard working, genuine group of people, who cared about their customers, coworkers, and the company. Trust the reps input and incorporate it into company strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GSK is a highly professional organization that seeks employee empowerment and engagement through education & career path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Manager, R&D Internal Audit in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Audit Manager, R&D Internal Audit in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations of staff, great working hours and fellow staff are great to work with.

    Cons

    With the company tightening its belt over the past few years, many of the opportunities for upward career mobility have been eliminated. This makes competition for the available positions extremely difficult and forces staff to remain static in their positions for many years, make lateral moves or leave the company for better opportunities commensurate with their skill sets and talents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not living up to promises

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

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

    Pros

    Overall people at GSK are good! Enjoyed everyone I worked with. Not a lot of career options currently and R&D product pipeline does not appear to doing what was expected.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of office politics. If you don't get moved up early, you probably have missed the boat.Your job satisfaction is as good as your manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall rewarding, but not in favor of recent changes as a result of the corporate integrity agreement.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The company has a good training program and the entry level reresentative is well prepared tp educate HCP's about medications.

    Cons

    Patient First and the incentive compensation plan has created an unhealthy environment that promotes misrust, lack of transparency and subjective ratings.

  8.  

    A positive place to work with opportunities to try different career paths

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of resources beyond products for customers

    Cons

    Challenging business environment means being able to focus in a company with more manpower than it needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more nimble in responding to competitive threats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard to leave a company that offers more than most!!

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

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

    Pros

    EXCELLENT benefits and perks, very flexible, female and male leaders who seem to "get it," feel close to leadership, complaints and roadblocks to doing job get escalated and you feel heard.

    Cons

    Tough business in general, MANY changes that happen VERY frequently, if you do not like change, you will not survive nor would you like working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Currently a contracted consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The company has many opportunities, enough to keep hundreds of contracted employees busy for years to come. The work is challenging but very rewarding.

    Cons

    As a contracted employee in general work life balance is hard to achieve; more so with a company like gsk, where there is a lot of work in the pipeline and at least where I am nut enough company employees (not contractors) to oversee, approve abd advance projects.

  11.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    was great sales culture but has changed

    Cons

    all the testing for sales reps now & sales reps don't get sales numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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