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GlaxoSmithKline King of Prussia Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  1. "Good environment for development, but with some typical downside of a large corporation"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Investigator in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on personal growth and career development
    Decent compensation
    A lot of opportunities for networking
    Flexibility in career path
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Work culture is highly dependent on department/group
    A lot of bureaucracy typical of a large corporation (useless trainings and paperworks)


  2. "Great science, struggling with bottom line"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Scientific community is terrific. Science is innovative. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Complex organization. Struggling with bottom line. Strategy continually changing. Many reorganizations over past 10 years

    Advice to Management

    Continual change is a drain on moral. Seek opportunities to significantly reward in a system of few promotional advancements.

  3. "Sr.Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love the opportunities to learn and grow. The culture is very caring and about employee development both onsite and back to school opportunities for extended growth. Good life work balance. Overall, love working for such a great company.

    Cons

    no real cons. Overall having a great experience working for GSK.


  4. "long time employee"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and the ability to work at home was a great benefit. Compared to other companies the medical benefits were still decent.

    Cons

    Moving to hot-desking everywhere (including labs!). Like most companies they are in a constant state of downsizing. Benefits were getting reduced as well. Most IT was outsourced.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "GSK"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture... Award system is great... The science is top notch... Friendly people... Focused on development... Work on cutting edge targets

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower end... yearly rating system to determine bonuses is a forced distribution... laboratory equipment is outdated... going to smart lab

    Advice to Management

    Lose the forced distribution rating system


  6. "GSK review"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Leader in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Leader in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits. Large pharma (95,000 employees) means lots of opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    UK based company, very slow to make decisions. Poor growth prospects for the portfolio likely means continued round of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your organization by enabling decision making at lower levels; GMS Exec and R&D Exec (including governance forums - PIB, etc), too slow to make decisions because too much needs to funnel through them


  7. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of development opportunity. People are great to work with. Strong mentor-ship for young professionals.

    Cons

    Some processes tend to move slower since company is so large.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity in management team would be better. Nice to see female CEO, a step in the right direction.

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Contractor - Co-Op in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Contractor - Co-Op in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in GMS and am happy to see that people here move up the ladder pretty quickly.

    Cons

    So much red tape.


  9. "Amazing Co-op experience! Histology R & D"

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    Former Contractor - Co-Op Student Worker in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Contractor - Co-Op Student Worker in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment! very supportive
    35 hour work week, great flexibility with time schedule
    people take the time to mentor you. great shadowing opportunities in other departments

    Cons

    none that i could identify, but i was just a 6 month co-op student.
    had a great experience!

    Advice to Management

    thank you!


  10. "Life Changing"

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working at GSK! I learned a lot, and was really able to apply myself, and leave with a strong network. Hoping to return to the company for a full-time employment opportunity.

    Cons

    I had to find my own work to do. My hiring manager was caught up in an administrative transition, so I had to find my own way around, but it was actually a huge plus since I got to meet new people, and learn about techniques outside the scope of my job.

    Advice to Management

    The culture at GSK is amazing. Please keep it going. I love how everyone's opinion, from the department head, down to the intern is respected and heard.


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