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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • Serious problems with the work life balance because the workload is a lot (in 48 reviews)

  • Upper management /non transparency (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "IT Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and salary package.

    Cons

    Big Pharm as an industry is facing a number of challenges replace products that are going off patent which is forcing a number of budget cuts and forced restructurings.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its is an established company. Job security

    Cons

    The pay is below average for this area location for bio pharm

    Advice to Management

    Promote within...


  3. "For the ultra competitive minds"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, unlikely to get bored

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, very political and competitive


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for development
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Constant change and restructure can lead to low job security
    Its a very large company and its easy to get lost in the system


  6. "Investigator"

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance
    flexible work hours

    Cons

    hierarchical organization
    hard to reach higher leadership from bottom


  7. "Made my life great"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, opportunity. Great colleagues. Variety of work available.

    Cons

    Management that allowed a few terrible VPs to remain even after many colleagues complained about them. Surprised there weren't lawsuits over a few.

    Advice to Management

    When consensus of large group of subordinates is a VP is not a people person don't try and fit a square peg in a round hole.


  8. "GSK CH"

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people. Global company. Diversity.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and red tape.


  9. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love driving and ability to maintain my status quo

    Cons

    clean and good environment and working place

    Advice to Management

    hard working in the field


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Pay and Bennies... but watch out for restructuring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Onsite Gym and childcare, excellent benefits package, competitive pay, and excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    HQ moved to an open work environment, which does not work well for tasks requiring focus or quiet. Frequent "restructuring" and accompanying layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the trenches for guidance occasionally, not just six sigma rainbow belts and consultants outside the industry.


  11. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, good benefits, the work you do

    Cons

    open work space, constant down-sizing

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the open work space environment, it's not healthy or productive



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