GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Aug 21, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work with"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ethics & Compliance Director 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helping patients is the mission

    Cons

    Too many involved slows down decision-making

  2. "Good Benefits"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Community Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work is interesting. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Accountability and decision making are poor across the company. Some pockets of the company have malignant culture


  3. "Good people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Philadelphia, PA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people and solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow.

  4. "GSK - An Employer of Choice"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people Great culture Lots of opportunity Diversity and Inclusion Strong pipeline of cancer therapies

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow at times, but that is due to a culture of collaboration. For example, gaining buy-in and consensus across matrix teams.

  5. "Great firm, caring people, solid products"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Philadelphia, PA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GSK is a great place to work. The work-life balance is great, and most of the people truly care about each other. Friendly atmosphere within a highly mission driven organization

    Cons

    Because of size, decision making tends to take a long time. Need more diversity in C-suite level management

  6. "Nice work environment..if you are in right department"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Warren, NJ
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefit's good, pay's good, and overall work environment is flexible and fun.

    Cons

    Too much political concern on decision making; sometimes short-sighted decisions were made

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mostly good!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, appreciate the company values of transparency, respect, integrity, courage, etc. Agree with company mission and all the work they support for developing nations and children.

    Cons

    Some organizational challenges around decision-making and frustrations with systems and processes. Hear rumors the compensation is less than competitors.

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  8. "Friendly, consensus-driven company focused on helping patients and developing employees"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Positive corporate values, good focus on people development and appreciation for work-life integration. New CEO driving clear strategy across global team.

    Cons

    Conservative, risk averse, bureaucratic, slow decision-making, and overly complex due to matrix-driven ways of working. British base is a factor in culture and decisions.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "A very good place to work that used to be great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GSK Consumer Healthcare is a very good place to work but that had historically been a truly great place to work. The people you work with are exceptional and the culture has been historically supportive, encouraging, positive, and focused on development. The company has a true sense of mission and a strong teamwork approach. Compensation and benefits are without question exceptional as is the work life balance. During recent savings initiatives the travel budget was cut substantially year on year for the past 5 years. While this might seem like a negative it was in fact a very large positive having shown that most business travel can be cut without negative impacts on performance. Judicious investments in video teleconferencing and collaboration tools more than made up for the travel reductions and sharply improved work life balance for all corporate travelers especially where US/Europe and US/Asia travel was concerned.

    Cons

    Recent changes to the corporate strategy, integration of the Novartis business/joint venture, and a strong move to downsize has undercut the culture and resources that made it a truly great place to work. Many highly experienced individuals elected to leave the company due to these changes. This, along with a very challenging computer system upgrade has made life more difficult for employees. Hopefully these just turn out to be growing pains. The real negative has become the strong growth of corporate politics between the former GSK and Novartis factions. Politicization and siloing has pushed decision making on even the most mundane of subjects to much too high of a level. This coupled with business performance objectives that are divorced from what is actually feasible have contributed to distress at manager level and below.

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  10. "Great Place"

    4.0
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    Controller in Park Ridge, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Faced paced. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Processes slow down decision making.

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