GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance for the most part but does depend on local management (in 54 reviews)

  • Work environment is good in the sense people want to strive for the best (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • like any pharma, very high pressure; tough to establish work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Senior management is completely closed off from the rest of the company and has no idea what is going on (in 14 reviews)

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  1. One incredible pharmaceutical company to work with due to great training, products, reputation, support and my success!

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative and Hospital Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative and Hospital Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Incredible products. Great training. Great support. Marketing team was "right on" in their messages, presentations and media selections. Greatly respected by physicians-great reputation and past products. Amazing product launches, training materials, one on one detailing critiques(video taped for you to watch and improve upon). The support from the sales team was unbelievable..they were available 24/7 to help.

    Cons

    They changed which products we were detailing and the % of importance/commissions every trimester.
    The only car in the fleet that was available to me to drive upon my hiring was a Pepto Bismol pink car. Not kidding and they made me drive it until the mileage reached it's limit for upgrade. About 2 1/2 years. I had the Houston Medical Center as a large portion of my territory and the stares and laughs I got were humiliating. Ha

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the product detailing and commission % every trimester. It hurts the focus and relationship building that you're achieving. It actually confuses the doctors and nurses on who to call for samples,
    information, etc.

  2. Supply Chain Integrity Analyst

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great potential to do something different.

    Cons

    No Cons... great business... can not complain about the business and the people.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders

  3. Good Overall

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, great benefits, salary, and flexibility.

    Cons

    To many management layers and undergoing work force reduction.

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  5. Regulatory specialist

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good long standing company, nice campus and the area is nice in North Carolina. The managers are knowledgeable and fair.

    Cons

    There is not much room for moving up in the company fast. If you get promoted sometimes it's just a little better pay and more responsibility. Contractors are not treated equally overall.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all your employees as a team. Whether or not they at full time employees or contractors. Some contractors were better and smarter at their jobs than regular employees were. Management should understand this.

  6. Failing pipeline and forced ranking destroying this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people working to deliver valuable medicines to patients; doing good work in developing countries

    Cons

    Massive layoffs in US (will be continuing for a while); forced ranking of employees destroying teamwork and morale; pipeline is failing; new drugs not gaining market share; management that thinks there's a formula to answer every business question

    Advice to Management

    You are in serious trouble and you don't have much time to turn it around

  7. Manager Programming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working. Lack of micromanagement

    Cons

    Outsourcing most of work. Lack of job security going forward

  8. Investigator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Breadth of experience, lots of smart highly trained scientists

    Cons

    Very large cooperate environment, constant change and re-organizations, driven by stock price

  9. Helpful (1)

    Was good, scary times now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great salary, Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    uncertainty of employment from year to year, reorganizations constantly happening

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with empathy and respect

  10. Helpful (1)

    Once great company now on life support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    GSK has a robust compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Stated company values not embedded. Lack of support from upper management. Gotcha culture.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Good ok boy culture at top

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