GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Great but challenging the last 4 years

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    Great benefits overall. Car, 401k etc

    Cons

    Micro management. Bonuses based on testing results not sales

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of patient first program and let reps sell and reward them for it.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Pay is Great

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great Pay. Excellent facilities and people. Wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    lay offs every three years, bad business decision to cut Research Triangle Park site (home of Burroughs Wellcome and Glaxo whose products continue to build company)

    Advice to Management

    get rid of upper management

  3. Overall working at GSK has been a good experience.

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Skill set development encouraged across groups

    Cons

    Constant re-organization, which can lead to an unsettled environment

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  5. GSK Acct Mgr

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Support to do your job and trust you know how to grow the business

    Cons

    Lack of clear mission between divisions competing for airtime with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Unify the vision and strategy so all of GSK wins together.

  6. So far so good. Been with them for 1 month as of 3-31-15.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great products. Great diverse workforce, including the top leaders.

    Cons

    Internal computer systems for the field need upgrading.

  7. Helpful (1)

    GSK reorganization

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great medical, pension and 401K benefits

    Cons

    Permanent downsizing has occurred in the home offices in RTP and Philadelphia, expect field sales force reductions later in 2015

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about criteria used to make lay off decisions; don't allow so much time between the announcements and actual layoffs, it reduces morale and productivity

  8. Helpful (1)

    Have enjoyed my career at GSK

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    great co-workers; nice benefits; work location

    Cons

    limited development and growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    reassess your strategy; be focused on your people

  9. Helpful (1)

    As good as it gets

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Safety is a high priority

    Cons

    Use of animals in testing of products

  10. GSK Advanced Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Sales Professional in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Sales Professional in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

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

    Pros

    Glaxo Smith Kline provided an excellent day to day training ground for on going advanced Sales techniques, public presentations and territory management.

    Cons

    The challenges of a forever changing Medical and Managed Care controlled market provided serious challenges and roadblocks to supporting the field sales force.

  11. Glaxo is an OK company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pipeline, science oriented, reasonable work environment. had some excellent first line mangers. products are truly life saving. always received well by customers. good reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    bonus structure is now not based on sales performance but ability to take test and simulations. system for taking these test and simulations is corrupted by rampant cheating. new sales model does not work while launching drugs in todays environment. states transparency as a company value but has become one of the least transparent companies in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    put a sales component back into the selling teams. be more honest and upfront with employees and customers. pay sales bonuses for launch, going to build a playground with company leadership is not the same incentive as a cash bonus for performance.

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