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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Operations"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pitts, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, great compensation, and top notch talent.

    Cons

    Upper Management tended to micro manage a bit too much.

    Advice to Management

    Let your Associates be leaders through your example not your direct involvement.

  3. "Great place for employment."

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Large Pharma"

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    • 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


  5. "Great Place"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    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.


  7. "Scientific Programe Manager"

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    Former Employee - Scientific Programmer Manager in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Scientific Programmer Manager in Dublin, CA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    Lots of internal processes to deal with for any and every thing

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

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    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


  9. "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company - support, resources, training & vision

    Cons

    Contract is ending. Great opportunity


  10. "GSK - great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager, Finance and Procurement in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager, Finance and Procurement in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, current in philosophy, progressive, great culture

    Cons

    Regulatory environment and changes constantly impacting sales and costs

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong


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