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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
599 Reviews
3.6
599 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.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Good values, good work life balance, ability to move around the company, beautiful office

    Cons

    A lot of large company politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Constantly learning new things
    Co-workers are very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Not much room for leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth during my tenure. Great benefits. Very inclusive of diversity.

    Cons

    Current sales model that inhibits true sales environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Just don't look for jobs in RTP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Has been a great company to work for the past 10 years, but the time for RTP has come to an end. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Very flat organization which has its benefits but also makes it hard to get experience with supervising. Promotions are also difficult with levels being joined together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that sufficient raises are given when you finally do get around to getting promoted and that the constant change stops!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience overall.

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    personal and professional development outside of the specified position

    Cons

    no cons that are above or beyond the ordinary for an organization such as this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retired for 2 years so not applicable

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of talented staff.

    Cons

    Layoffs occur from time to time.

  8.  

    Rewarding Career at a Highly Respected Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Vacation and time-off policy is generous and fair
    People are very professional and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Matrix organization can be frustrating--no one is able to make a binding decision.
    Financial decisions the company's leadership makes are not transparent (or not logical, depending on your view).
    As cutbacks have happened, the people left are asked to do more and more, to the point of overwork.
    Cutbacks have limited career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pump money into sales. Glaxo, Inc., used to be the best sales organization in the industry. Get the excitement back!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantatstic employer, but thats more due to current manager.

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Flexibility, great benefits, company car.

    Cons

    stressful testing procedures, to much emphasis on multiple product launches

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    I like the place to work. New projects. Challenging work.

    Cons

    A bit relaxed environment which kind of loses the sight of project

  11.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    The most amazing people work for GSK.

    Cons

    GSK has to restructure. It's sad.

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