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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is geared towards more work than a life" (in 95 reviews)

  • "Site leaders does not follow GSK Values during every decision making" (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Glaxosmithkline has been an outstanding employer."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The superior products my company manufactures. The outstanding support for their employees. The excellent benefits they have always offered.

    Cons

    Current;y we are in a downsizing time and the biggest challenge is the reduction in our division by 40%.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the field and trying to hear and accommodate our requests to release energy and increase performance.


  2. "Great Company to Work for With Lots of Opportunities to Contribute"

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    Current Employee - Director in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experienced staff, innovative pipeline, great people in all disciplines

    Cons

    Large company so some changes take lots of effort or time or both

  3. "GSK has been FANTASTIC!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AMAZING culture. Feels small, as higher ups know you by name. No Egos, everyone friendly and eager to help. No complainers/negativity. Lots of can do or how can we partner to accomplish goal type attitudes

    Cons

    Layoffs as a previous person said


  4. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, team oriented, benefits, opportunity to learn, no micromanaging

    Cons

    Slow career progression, too much politics


  5. "Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, benefits, closed between Christmas and New Years Day! Contemporary facilities and great science.

    Cons

    Very large company. Can feel too big at times. Employee parking is not great. Long walk from the parking lot to the entrance.


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products to promote, good pay and people to work with

    Cons

    Constant changes, too many restrictions compared to competitors, commissions are low, too much favoritism and hard to advance in career

    Advice to Management

    Quit moving reps around and having managers inundate reps with field rides. Morale is very low amount reps. Way too much favoritism from management. Also keeping a contract sales team while getting rid of your employees is unethical!


  7. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. Health, 401K, Insurance plans, vehicle options.

    Cons

    Not enough stability and management styles varied greatly. Was directed what to say to customers, almost robotic. Not personal.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your reps and give them a safe haven to discuss management style. Lots of managers work on their own agenda. You will have more success if your reps are treated with respect and most managers worked to elevate rather than find fault.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Adequate resources to do job.

    Cons

    Marriage of Pharma and Consumer Healthcare is unstable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, friendly place, flexible

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs, not many promotions, promotes from outside


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great innovative company that has a global presence

    Cons

    not a lot that can be shared