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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
555 Reviews
3.6
555 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great development opportunities, good compensation

    Cons

    constant change every 12-18 months

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top notch employees and management. I enjoyed my time there in QA. They have excellent benefits and the pay is good,

    Cons

    Reorganization occurred while I was there; however most big companies go through these changes as well. I don't have too many cons as I enjoyed my time there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best company I have ever worked for, but the company did not change with the economy and healthcare change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Total Reward was excellent with salary and benefits. Work was always flexible, and time off was great. Plenty of room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Stressful working environment at times, not a lot of room for promotions or advancement. Continuous organizational changes and layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked at TUMS manufacturing facility. Great work emviroent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    4 day work week
    6 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Low Pay in office (ok in plant)
    Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees back the PTO and flex schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely talented and dedicated employees. While leadership may struggle or change, the people working every day do so with strength and commitment.

    Cons

    Underneath the immediate challenges, it remains difficult to get ahead. The organization is flattening, limiting opportunities for promotion. Lateral moves are encouraged to gain experience but your salary is not adjusted as you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good employer

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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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everybody that works here is a team player. The supervisors are always around and willing to help. They are willing to give you time off whenever you need.

    Cons

    It is a huge company so sometimes it is difficult to interact with a lot of employees. No too many cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company culture. Positive work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Benefits. Company culture and values. Multiple divisions

    Cons

    Lack of direction, inconsistent strategy and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify strategy and goals before sharing with entire organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Past was great, future is bleak

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people who strive for excellence. The salary is good, benefits are great. Company is large which affords opportunities.

    Cons

    The industry is contracting and so is GSK. In addition, there is no evidence of a long-term strategy. Layoffs are constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy that will work over the long-term. Don't be so reactive to every little bump in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GSK is a good company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    GSK brings together the critical mass of smart, dedicated people needed to discover drugs.

    Cons

    The industry is contracting, and there is always a threat of layoffs in research.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work with highly motivated people who care about doing things right with high ethical standards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great benefits and people to work with

    Cons

    Top management needs to understand how to motivate a top sales force,, limit the minutiae

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to pay for sales performance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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