GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brentford, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say at the moment

    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    July 13, 2020

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review!

  2. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Driven by research

    Cons

    There are administrative issues like any big company, but the management tries their best to address them

  3. "Lead Investigator"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Investigator in Guayama, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It has a great working environment

    Cons

    It is located in a small county

  4. "It was a better company years ago."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialty Accounts Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, safe work environment. Embraces diversity.

    Cons

    Management inconsistency. Constant change in overall strategy. Unclear sales goals. Lack of true transparency.

  5. "GSK Global Division"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Delivery Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, bonus, 401 plan, flexible hours, work from home on Friday

    Cons

    Less internal opportunities, disconnect between senior management and middle level employees

  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very collegial and open environment

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

  7. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great vacation time, excellent health benefits

    Cons

    Open environment has you packed in like sardines, it feels very much like a call center.

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  8. "Easy to get stuck"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Office 

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

    Pros

    Flexible working location, year end shutdown

    Cons

    Pay low relative to peer companies, not much room to advance.

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  9. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Field Medical in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits employee benefits career opportunities

    Cons

    metrics driven to a fault

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  10. "Average interview"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Knowledge is the key to crack interview

    Cons

    Lengthy process and irritating to wait for reply

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