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GlaxoSmithKline Durham Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. "GlaxoSmithKline"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people. Central purpose to develop medicines that help people live longer, better, healthier lives. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing and moving R&D diverting from important core business function.

    Advice to Management

    The company's greatest asset is the people who have been in-house building core knowledge of the business and how to get things done. Keep them.

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-05-19
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Global Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and values, great compensation, best HR team and structure/resources.

    Cons

    I would say high volatility and restructuring quite often (every year), very difficult to envision for mid term professional growth.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-06-20
  3. "Global Organization"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Durham, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Many functions outsourced to overseas

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-04-20
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good and there are really hard working people trying to do their best work

    Cons

    Constant change and turnover are taking their toll, morale is down and being micromanaged by the UK. UK ways of working do not always translate to the US. Poor raises and lack of promotion opportunity are difficult. No budget for continuing development or training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, pay them better and allow countries to modify to meet local business needs

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-05-25
  5. Helpful (2)

    "SAS Programmer"

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    Former Employee - SAS Programmer in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work accommodations. Fairly flexible about working from home and time off. Great colleagues!

    Cons

    You or your whole group can be let go at any given moment.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-01-08
  6. "manager programming"

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    Former Employee - Manager Programming in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good benefit. good retirement plan. flexible working hours. can work from home.

    Cons

    salary is low compare to other pharmaceutical companies

    Advice to Management

    increase the salary to match with industry average

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-09-13
  7. "Manager NA Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Place to work. Great People. Good Benefits. Great Work/Home life balance

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing which crested high levels of anxiety

    Advice to Management

    Retain Intelectual knowledge

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-03-23
  8. "Great place to work until the layoff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Scientists/researchers are passionate about their work, focused on improving the lives of patients, and preventing and curing diseases as best as we can with current technology, and developing new ones.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is difficult to achieve. Between working late on urgent projects, and continual rounds of layoffs, uncertainty is more common a feeling than security. Layoffs are not just curing the chaff, but sometimes just by location. Jobs are very specific, very specialized. If a job becomes redundant, skills are lacking for that employee to find work at comparable pay.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! Broaden the scope of work and cross-train to develop your people in ways they'll be more useful to you and to other companies when you lay them off.

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-02-14
  9. "A good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people, good work/life balance, good pay. Good opportunities for development and career progression due to size of company. A good place to work.

    Cons

    Size of company creates bureaucracies and in-flexibility. There is always a threat of industry consolidation and lack of management continuity.

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-09-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "GSK workplace"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Leader in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Great place for learning as too many opportunities to work across boundaries (legal, finance, procurement, commercial)

    Cons

    Morale is very low due to continuous re organization processes. Due to this, employees are getting more responsibility in all areas (Tactical / Operational / Strategic) and people get over burnt

    Advice to Management

    Management would pay attention to people reactions. Motivated people get quite as management communication in very limited and sporadic

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-06-22
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