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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    company is on the rise again

    Cons

    has been many management changes and drugs coming off patent


  2. "Operator 2"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Marietta, PA
    Former Employee - Operations in Marietta, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, excellent benefits, low stress

    Cons

    Some of the workforce can be very divided, favoritism a subtlety but very present in compensation and treatment. Individuals dependent on value to company may get special treatment over peers in the same position.
    Scheduling can also be a con at times some are forced in on weekends and have no say.

    Advice to Management

    High level management needs to take more initiative to prevent this as the favoritism extends to mid-level management as well. It is not ethical and the company has lost many high potential candidates due to this.


  3. "Manager NA Support"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (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


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  5. "Senior Therapeutic Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company overall, good pay and work life balance

    Cons

    The company was plagued with controversy and constantly in a state of flux with regard to sales management and strategy.


  6. "Pharma Sales"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Healthcare changes have made this a tough business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with current medicine and laws.


  7. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive environment overall, Implementing continuous improvement methods

    Cons

    Frustrating production schedules, usual complaints with pharma industry challenges


  8. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Micromanaging
    Senior leadership loses touch with field


  9. "Service Owner"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Company
    Professional development
    Advancement potential

    Cons

    Less Interpersonal Activities
    I left the company to take care of my parents


  10. "GSK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits
    competitive salary
    promotion opportunities

    Cons

    caps on bonus , the culture is constantly changing


  11. "IT Director"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience with variety of projects

    Cons

    Very political and hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Look at the big picture and keep it simple



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