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Updated February 16, 2018
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
226 Ratings

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  • Work & Life balance, boarding period (in 89 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't care though (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Good Values:Ethical!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GSK care about doing drug development right, truthful marketing of and and 360 care and growth of its employees. If you're lucky enough to get an offer from this 5-star company, don't think twice about accepting it!

    Cons

    I have no criticisms to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boone, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free pizza on Fridays is awesome, having the freedom to relax is cool

    Cons

    Small bathrooms so you really can't enjoy yourself like you are supposed to.

    Advice to Management

    More pizza

  3. "Compliance Lead"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions of industry, relocations


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Oral Healthcare Consultant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Oral Healthcare Consultant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Committed to work life balance
    Company Car
    Self- designed territory (within limits)
    Company Shut down last week of December

    Cons

    Minimal performance bonus
    Non-commission based earnings

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider bonus system


  5. "QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Care, Salary, promotes diversity

    Cons

    Long hours, struggling to change, central function Infrastructure very poor with little manufacturing site suppport. There is very little in the way of positive support for HR site leads. Site leads don’t involve themselves until it is time to block forward progress. IT systems are poor and continue to be behind. The company works on two extremes of production and QA. The daily site message in produce and release with little in the way of investment to support making this easier. The functional QA groups are equally as extreme introducing ways of working that add little more than bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Centrally work to understand the extreme stress your Central functions and leadership one level above sites is placing on your manufacturing site.


  6. "Biopharmaceutical manufacturing associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and great management

    Cons

    Lack of communication among different departments


  7. "Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Work and life Balance is good and work environment is nice.

    Cons

    Lack of communication among other department.

  8. "Used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Clinical
    Former Employee - Clinical
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements, smart people, great benefits.

    Cons

    If you are an NC-based employee, the carousel of people leaving is never-ending as R&D is moved to Philadelphia. Atmosphere in the building is terrible and it is sad to see a place decay after so many good years in North Carolina. The amount of experience GSK let walk out the door is shocking. Senior management doesn't care though. Emma Walmsley is about as fake and uninspiring as, well, I don't know what. She is the opposite to Andrew Witty, who made me proud to be an employee. Long history of senior managers making terrible decisions and then getting promoted and not having to face the fallout from their decisions (hope you are reading this Moncef).

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen so why offer any?


  9. "Total package"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phil, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phil, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and overall package

    Cons

    lot of reorganization going on currently


  10. "Unit Head of Finance"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Personal Development, contribution to society, ethics, remuneration & benefits, job satisfaction

    Cons

    Life work balance and travel.

    Advice to Management

    Let the strategy play out but encourage senior staff to find a better life/work balance


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