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Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Stevenage, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Stevenage, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent company with immense learning opportunities

    Cons

    constant changes are brought over


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Place- HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Industrial Placement- Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Industrial Placement- Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience to work in a multinational corporation whilst studying at University. I got to work on big projects that impacted various stakeholders. The IP community is large which provided a great network of friends.

    Cons

    The salary is too low if you are living in London as the IP salary doesn't vary as per what location you are based at. You are also hired as contract workers to external companies who weren't easy to work with at times.


  3. "Good company but limited career options"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stevenage, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Stevenage, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The main benefit of working for GSK is the very nice people focused environment. Also the benefits are excellent and you have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Career development can be quite difficult in non-growth areas of the business. Outside the commercial organization there is not a very big opportunity to really discuss career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more transparency regarding career development and company policy. There are circumstances where rumors about evaluation criteria are more prevalent then official information.


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  5. "Sr Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    most of the jobs for admins are now contracts.


  6. "Supply planner"

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    Current Employee - Supply Planner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely culture. Work life balance. Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    A lot of system/data updates taking up a lot of your time in the day


  7. "Good placement year"

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    Former Intern - IT Placement in Ware, England (UK)
    Former Intern - IT Placement in Ware, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent manager, really coached me throughout the year

    Cons

    The location wasn't really ideal


  8. "STORE MANAGER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epsom, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epsom, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed it and I really recommend many people to join the company.

    Cons

    The company is very busy the employees are always on move but in motivating way.

    Advice to Management

    recruit more employees which can help the company to boost the outcome.


  9. "GSK"

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    Former Contractor - Data Migration Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Data Migration Lead in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, easy going managers

    Cons

    Too much planning no clear processes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hated the place"

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    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Brentford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive springs to mind. There were some good people but they were in the minority.

    Cons

    Brentford is a hell hole. The offices are dated and drab. IT was something from the past think Office 2007 in 2017. Lots of 'grads' swanning around pretending to be grown ups.

    Advice to Management

    Give up.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Brentford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great culture
    -fantastic people to work with
    -you really feel like you're making the world a bit better

    Cons

    -I don't see any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the talent.


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