GlaxoSmithKline Reviews | Glassdoor

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
1,719 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

1,719 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Made my life great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "GSK CH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Large Pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Robbinsville, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Robbinsville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    strong leadership, very global attitude with good long term strategies and programs. I recommend GSK.

    Cons

    organization may be a bit large, and fractioned. Often times the systems that are supposed to support global organizations don't, or can't.

    Advice to Management

    continue to simplify overall business models, strategies and portfolio


  8. "Great place for employment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehousing in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Warehousing in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Climate controlled environment with opportunities to grow and build capabilities and talents. Good work life balance for the most part, even during ramped up production.

    Cons

    Not really sure if the cons come close to impacting the pros with this company. A bad day here would be equal to a good day at a number of other facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the ideas and concerns of your workforce.


  9. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Controller in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Faced paced. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Processes slow down decision making.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Excellent benefits and total reward packages. Products and pipeline are good.

    Cons

    Strategy appears to change based on the business you are in. Leaders need to be more focused on growing and developing talent. There is always downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and agree on strategy. Know the talent you have. Be open minded and fair.


  11. "Little room for development, stable employment, unrewarding environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialty Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialty Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No stress of sales goals, easy to achieve target bonus (not to surpass), reach and frequency metrics, as long as you achieve qtrly metrics little pressure

    Cons

    Subjective opinion of manager dictates your bonus achievement, no matter how good territory sales, constant busy work and projects to try and increase integrated rating for bonus payout

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize sales reps at least at a district level to keeps reps motivated, personal bias from some managers and their own desire to look more important and needed prevents mgrs from rating members of their team higher


Showing 1,719 of 1,961 reviews
Reset Filters