GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. GSk seems to have lost a long term strategy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus. Diversity

    Cons

    Lots of fiefdoms and internal politics in Sr. management that trickles down to the few people left to perform the work. There is more of an interest in making your department look good vs. working together as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling assets off to generate immediate cash. Incent your Sr leaders to work together.


  2. Helpful (1)

    All politics, all the time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work for a large pharmaceutical company was important in my career development and taught me a lot about how poorly management can perform and still pay themselves huge bonuses

    Cons

    All politics all the time. Hitting targets is not as important as kissing up to management. Targets were poorly defined and resources to achieve targets were withheld unless you kissed up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set bonuses based on moving projects forward that have no commercial or medical value. Clean house in procurement... Management is hitting on the help


  3. People were fair. Direct managers were great and had your back.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can work in different roles as a pharmacist. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    They sold off Oncology assets and had to look for new job.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a chance to shine.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Project Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, nice benefits, good management

    Cons

    annual lay offs, uncertainty about future

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and prestige.

    Cons

    They preach transparency, value of employees but do not ensure all managers adhere to it.


  7. General Overview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Some great personnel and leadership still at the company.

    Cons

    As seen in investor reports, the current strategy for the company is yet to be realised

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees first. Many have lost jobs this year.


  8. Commercial Capabilities

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth and skill development

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work life, under resourced department

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to improve


  9. so/so

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package and salary

    Cons

    low work/life balance and high stress


  10. Helpful (1)

    Manufacturing Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company. Lots of opportunity for training.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  11. Company in flux

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary; Great History; Generous Benefits; There are a lot of very bright people in the area I work.

    Cons

    Company in flux; Upper management not genuine; Very procedure driven so it is hard to innovate. Corporate culture is very rigid.



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