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GlaxoSmithKline Brentford Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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Brentford, England (UK)

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  • can have better work life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency from upper management (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Brentford, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment; fantastic location

    Cons

    Management focusing on politics a bit too much.


  2. "Procurement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package- 5+10 match pension, private healthcare for you and family (additional), maternity pay, share reward scheme, people, flexible working,

    Cons

    Slow pace of change, not enough technical resource to support change programs, bottle necks at site, depending on your function- management lack soft skills, uninterested in development and learning- more tick box exercise. Red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Soft skills go a long way, stop overloading us with tick box e-learning, better resource quality/ technical functions to facilitate changes! Stop introducing red tape into every process. Improve financial reporting.


  3. "Very Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Market Insight Analyst IP in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Market Insight Analyst IP in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Flexible Working, Good Salary, Good Atmosphere

    Cons

    Not many cons to be honest, I.T was sometimes a let down but then thats the same everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stakeholders within different departments need to align on goals/objectives


  4. "Production Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Documentation Practice,
    Good Manufacturing Practice,
    Good paid

    Cons

    They are good at what they are doing. I can't complain.

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  5. "GSK _"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -"Patient Focused"
    -Focused on Developing Tallent

    Cons

    -Unclear evaluations, ratings based on manager evaluations of you; rather than sales - but it's really your sales.

    Advice to Management

    be more transparant


  6. "Sr Admin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    most of the jobs for admins are now contracts.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Hated the place"

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    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Brentford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive springs to mind. There were some good people but they were in the minority.

    Cons

    Brentford is a hell hole. The offices are dated and drab. IT was something from the past think Office 2007 in 2017. Lots of 'grads' swanning around pretending to be grown ups.

    Advice to Management

    Give up.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great culture
    -fantastic people to work with
    -you really feel like you're making the world a bit better

    Cons

    -I don't see any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the talent.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Contractor - Stream Lead, ICE in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Stream Lead, ICE in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Respect for people
    2. Transparent
    3. Maintains compliance

    Cons

    1. Right people is not in right position
    2. No chance of being permanent even if you show outstanding performance.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce contractual employees and increase number of permanent employees.


  10. "Assistant Brand Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training process
    Well health care
    Flexible time

    Cons

    High pressure
    More regulartories and rules


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