GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
1,656 Ratings
Pros
  • "assertive communicatios, good working environment(in 372 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, lots of opportunities for growth(in 260 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is really a challenge(in 140 reviews)

  • "Slow administrative processes influencu g stoped of decision making(in 135 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      The best place to have a good work life balance.

      Mar 30, 2021 - Junior Programmer in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      supportive environment, good benefits, contributes to growth

      Cons

      R&D office is limited to a few big cities.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Product offerings

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Focused on oncology and drug dev

      Cons

      Large company but career opportunities

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company with great brands and lots of growth potential

      Apr 12, 2021 - Senior Data Analyst in Warren, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to own your work and add value to the company, which has taken a heavy interest in becoming data-driven and cutting edge. Really purposeful work when you boil it down, we market to roughly 2B people every year and the role our brands play is a critical one. I play a small role but it feels so much larger. Very talented group of folks to work with where I learn something new everyday, but also feel valued as a young pro when contributing my own expertise.

      Cons

      Big and slow moving company, it can be very difficult to make decisions and being in a regulated industry we have to do a lot of things “by the book”. Stomps out a lot of great innovation. Very flat organization, which is good and bad. High visibility into the executive ranks but also very hard to get in touch with them because they have so much oversight.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      GSK

      Apr 26, 2021 - Retired in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work from home and extensive interaction with medical community

      Cons

      GSK reputation destroyed by Gov accusations of Medicare fraud resulting in fines of hundreds of millions of dollars AND loss of representatives credibility with physicians...a result of decisions made by executive management.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Very good leadership

      Apr 21, 2021 - Medical Science Liaison (MSL) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good leadership, great culture, that’s priceless.

      Cons

      HR seems to have a tight control of salary and adjustments. Need to leave and come back to get the raise/adjustment.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great work life balance

      May 1, 2021 - Health Economist in Phil, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really Great work life balance.

      Cons

      Too much blue tape& bearocrscy.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Supportive Culture

      Apr 27, 2021 - Manager in Warren, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive of being your authentic self, truly care about employee well being

      Cons

      Like most companies, always a bit of politics and power struggles

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good company

      Apr 30, 2021 - Director in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company- great work-life balance

      Cons

      slow to change, risk averse

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work in

      Apr 26, 2021 - Investigator in King of Prussia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good life work balance working in Gsk

      Cons

      Very hard to move to next grade level promotion , takes many years

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