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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  1. "Great company to work in."

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits ,salary ,many career opportunities.

    Cons

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


  2. "I enjoy my work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to world markets.

    Cons

    Getting promoted is difficult. Open positions need to be available in order to move up.

  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. "-"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Big pipeline, good benefits, dedicated employees.

    Cons

    With each acquisition they seem to restructure.


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great culture, payment is good

    Cons

    Lack of internal organization, changes within the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Large Pharma"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional company atmosphere; culture is to do the right thing and have patients as first priority; goal is to be a trusted pharma company

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; continuous reorganizations what result in unexpected downsizing and ending of projects without much notice; change to processes and team structure at a rapid pace; employees are often overworked or not secure in future; many employees are contract workers or ex employees who were laid off and have been hired back without benefits

    Advice to Management

    monitor employee workload; invest in full time employees


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment and offers great benefits.

    Cons

    Bonus structure and criteria for bonuses is terrible. No room for advancement. Upper managements expectations are completely unrealistic.

  8. "Stable job in a corporate atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Demand Planning Lead in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Lead in Warren, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location, new building, open workspace. Truly great benefits. WFH based on Dept. Very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Working for a mega-corporation. There's little room to customize processes for the US market. Getting SAP improvements is like pulling teeth.


  9. "GSK"

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    Former Employee - Value Stream Lead in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Value Stream Lead in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has lot's of opportunities to relocate and grow in career.
    During my time at GSK I learned many aspects of Operations and improvement methods.
    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Lot's of hours worked.
    Tough work life balance.
    Continually changes in structure and to some extent operating model.

    Advice to Management

    Try something for more than six months before change. Listen to experienced employees.


  10. "Respect for People"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, highly intelligent people, and really good work life balance. I have never seen another company with almost 100,000 people that respects each employee as much as GSK. I am sure not everyone in the company would agree, but for the most part GSK treats employees with respect. I do wish pay was a little more. For how intelligent people are I think we deserve to be paid a little more. I love the direction of getting back into Oncology, that where we need to compete.

    Cons

    Few, but changes happen quite often. Stick to a strategy and see it through. Lowish pay

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one strategy and keep with it. Open doors to more diversity in executive management, lots of diversity in the managerial positions but as you keep going higher there are fewer diverse senior executives.


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