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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Medicinal Chemist Intern"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about medicinal chemistry. Get prepared for a career in industry.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any.


  2. "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.

  3. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great and talented people at the peer level and first line management. Industry leaders in many aspects.

    Cons

    Upper management would make decisions based on their need to be recognised for being innovative rather than strategic. There was a huge disconnect between those doing the work and those dictating how it should be done.

    Advice to Management

    You hire talent, use it.


  4. "Was a good company but not anymore!"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Used to be one of the best pharma companies in the US. They have great products and strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Consistently having restructuring and layoffs. Advair is going generic and this is really going to impact all employees. The bonus structure is subjective and reps have no control over their bonus. Management does not care about employees and try to find a way to push out seasoned reps. Limited opportunities for growth within the field. They do not respect work life balance. Senior management is horrible and don't care about the field.

    Advice to Management

    Start living your values and respect your employees. You need a comp plan that is not subjective and is consistent from manager to manager.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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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

    Great people with great mentors.

    Cons

    Large company, prefer a smaller one


  6. "Excellent Company"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with a very positive, engaging culture.

    Cons

    None, except that like other large companies, restructuring or M&A activities can impact job security.


  7. "Used to be great, but culture has soured and morale is low"

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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were top-notch

    Cons

    Tout an environment of transparency, but are rarely transparent. Benefits were starting to slide the last few years and new policies have been implemented to penny and dime employees on expense reports (For example: We were not allowed to expense a coffee at the airport when traveling to a company meeting. Also not allowed to expense lunch on a day we travelled to a meeting bc one was served at the hotel even though our flight was such that we didn't arrive until AFTER the lunch buffet closed. We are expected to have wifi at home, but company decided it would no longer contribute.) Little to no opportunity to advance as last two Primary Care reorganizations have involved manager layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be a major house cleaning in terms of middle management...from the FLLs all the way up. The truly gifted leaders that people want to work for, who are inspiring, transparent, vulnerable and real, are few and far between (as opposed to in years past when GSK had many of them!!) and the majority of the current leadership team has either proven to be untrustworthy or gives the impression that they are untrustworthy. They do not walk the walk and mean and do what they say they will. Very disappointing.

  8. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great vision. A lot of diversity and great people

    Cons

    Old school managers in R&D

    Advice to Management

    Need to train R&D managers on management lessons


  9. "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


  10. "QA Oversight"

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good vision.

    Cons

    Too much turnover due to restructuring the last few years. The vision is not well implemented due to lack of follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with implementation plans.


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