GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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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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  1. Highly ethical company with a fast pace environment.

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    • 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large corporation, changes move slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Need better collaboration between various HQ departments.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. R&D scientists

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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)

    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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Treat their employee's poorly.

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    • 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)

    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

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

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    • 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)

    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.

  8. frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this company.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great employees!

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    • 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

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

    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 Management

    Value employees and be transparent with them.

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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