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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company with a great mission, great people and great benefits!

    Cons

    Career advancement can be hard for many, while others seem to rise all the way to the top very easily.


  2. "Great Company to Work for. Always room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Forklift Operator in York, PA
    Former Employee - Picker/Forklift Operator in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone's Friendly, Wonderful work atmosphere

    Cons

    none that I noticed while I was there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good work

  3. "GSK"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Zebulon, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Zebulon, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, stable employment for the foreseeable future, high respect and high integrity environment. The company is patient first focused. Any company that puts the customer first is more successful and a better place to work than the alternative. Opportunities to change jobs occur surprisingly frequently both temporarily and permanently.

    Cons

    It is a highly regulated environment so it takes more time and effort to accomplish new things, which can be frustrating at times. Some areas are understaffed.


  4. "Great company to work for, good benefits and salary."

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very competitive salary. Good products and management has good vision for the future.

    Cons

    Recently, has been large downsizing and loss of some employees so company may be in a upward rebuilding phase going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with employees.


  5. "Respiratory Speicalty Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Respiratory Sales Sprecialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Respiratory Sales Sprecialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, diverse and stable company with a large and growing portfolio. A world leader in Respiratory and Vaccines.

    Cons

    Very structured top down management style. Very little input or solicitation of ideas or recommendations from field.

    Advice to Management

    Our management does a good job, but some of the issues and actions we take and initiate could be improved with input from the individuals who have to pull it through.


  6. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company, good benefits, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Micro managed, matrix do not pertain to actual goals

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice from the field


  7. "senior executive account representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Supportive and helpful

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Too much busy work pushed down to the field.

    Advice to Management

    be a little less hands on.

  8. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits, compensation is fair compared to industry

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs in the past 7 years have created work apathy among sales reps


  9. "The Good and the Bad"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Investigator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic. Job security is never a given.


  10. "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits (medical, vacation, LTI) and good products for patients that help people feel better. Most DSMs care about their reps and develop them to be stronger.

    Cons

    Extensive favoritism at senior management level and lack of true leadership skills. Unhappy workforce that is afraid to speak up and more concerned about job security. A very demotivating Sales environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume FVPs or higher know how to connect with their teams just because of their titles. Figure out a way to get honest feedback from the field.


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