GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is implemented (in 54 reviews)

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

Cons
  • GSK does not have good work- life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Lack of credibility of senior management (in 14 reviews)

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759 Employee Reviews

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  1. Vaccine Operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    My co-workers are amazing people, everyone is friendly. Good health insurance and compensation.

    Cons

    Expectations of upper level management can be a bit cumbersome but I have worked with worse before.


  2. Clinical Research

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people; salary; bonus; working environment

    Cons

    unexpected lay-offs; sometimes too much red tape, but that is to be expected at such large pharma companies


  3. Good Company to contract with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Contract negotiations were easy
    Submission of billing had an easy system
    Supplied all equipment and training for the contracted role

    Cons

    Payment on 60 day cycle


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  5. Consultant

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is a very fair company and takes care of their employees. Most managers are professional and are trained and skilled on how to work with their direct reports. Bonuses and raises are fair market value.

    Cons

    Restructuring happens often. Make sure you keep your resume up to date. Restructuring can come without a warning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff up to date on what is trending within the company regarding upcoming restructuring.


  6. Hospital Account Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    awesome benefits. Good pipeline of products. Good people to work with at the local level.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunity. Management promotes those with more tenure vs those with best opportunity. Lost lots of talent in recent downsizing across the country to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Focus on development and employees who have potential rather than keeping the same management in place for 5 to ten years. This offers no internal movement or opportunities.


  7. Good company

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, salaries and people.

    Cons

    Very large company. Easy to get lost in the crowd.


  8. MSL

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aguadilla, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aguadilla, PR

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Divested specialty products and focus on already established products

    Advice to Management

    Innovate in r&d


  9. CS manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    great company, benefits, growth, stable, rewarding

    Cons

    a lot of politics, overworked, not a lot of flexibility, too many chiefs not enough Indians.


  10. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    People, pay, the passion of the CEO.

    Cons

    No Cons- the org is great!

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. GlaxoSmithKline

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    the people are great to work with

    Cons

    positioning themselves for a buyout- don't pay their people on sales; backdoor deals for promotions



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