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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
530 Reviews
3.6
530 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.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pretty relaxed, very flexible, above minimum wage pay. it was an overall good company to work with. people notice when you work hard.

    Cons

    spending a lot of time sitting down, can get pretty boring at times, people always looked out to see what you were doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company with excellent benefits!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company was a great company to work for!!! Management was very willing to help, and very flexible to accommodate with work restrictions. Employment atmosphere was very pleasant, and our group felt like a work family. They also had a great vacation plan, holidays, and excellent benefits!!! One of the few companies that still offer a pension plan as well.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the potential for layoffs, but that seems to be a growing trend in the pharmaceutical industry, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I have to management is to never make promises about promotions at mid-year reviews and then never follow through with it at year end reviews, especially when it was in writing in the review system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MDM Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and work life baalance

    Cons

    very bureaucratic with moderate pay

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  5.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Ok pay. Good benefits for families

    Cons

    Can't advance. A real good ole boy company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    good benefits, pay and retirement

    Cons

    The Philadelphia wage tax is a killer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment and people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Hours, organization, teamwork, opportunities, friendly people

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

  8.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    good salary puts the golden handcuffs on you

    Cons

    typical high level mgmt. way out of touch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Global Multi Channel Marketing Director

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    Current Employee - Global MCM Director in New Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Global MCM Director in New Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good at supporting career development

    Cons

    Changes in headcount and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    "Long history of innovative pharmaceutical products"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Career advancement and sales training opportunities

    Cons

    Patient First Assessments and Simulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always important to recognize and utilize each team members individual strengths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid conservative company with increasingly less focus on the pharma business

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    Current Employee - Marketing, Pharmaceutical
    Current Employee - Marketing, Pharmaceutical

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. People-focused. Bright and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    conservative, risk averse. Company is trying to diversify the risks of developing pharmaceutical products that require high drug price to recoup the investment. After all, all major countries will eventually follow UK model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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