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GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, England

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Employees rate Brentford 3.9% higher than the overall average

GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, England Reviews

  • "You can't get a more compelling purpose"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Do more, feel better, live longer - the company mission is compelling
    - CEO is inspiring - saying what we need to do and making courageous decisions that will get us there
    - Improving our inclusive environment
    - Quality of committed colleagues who are values led
    - Total package is good
    - Career Opportunities

    Cons

    - Leaders are more performance than people led [hope this changes with review of leaders]
    - Benefits are static and not flexible for stage of career, needs etc
    - Flexibility is less than you would hope for in such a big organisation

    Advice to Management

    - Give better tech access to career and development [how do we enable people to move jobs and learn more easily?]
    - Keep making the decisions to invest in R&D and talk about them more
    - Modernise your package and make it more flexible
    - This is a cool company - ensure each leader knows what that means and they live it day to day

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GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, England Photos

GlaxoSmithKline photo of: Inside GSK's Global HQ
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GlaxoSmithKline photo of: Impressive place to work
GlaxoSmithKline photo of: Back of GSK House
GlaxoSmithKline photo of: Cafe on Ground floor
GlaxoSmithKline photo of: "The Street" (Everything you could possibly need)

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GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, England Salaries

Salaries in £ (GBP)
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£82,214 per year
£68k
£102k
£82,214 per year
£68k
£102k
£56,667 per year
£41k
£74k
£56,667 per year
£41k
£74k
About £16k - £17k
£16k
£17k
About £16k - £17k
£16k
£17k

GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, England Interviews

Experience

Experience
69%
10%
21%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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7%
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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Brentford, England) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The process started by the exchange of a few emails with an HR manager. After the submition of my CV and cover letter, she put me in contact with my future manager. Then, I got a phone interview with this manager and her boss. After several questions on my CV and my experience, they asked me why GSK, why Procurement and ultimately, to describe a discount I had nogatiated in my life.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a discount you have negotiated in your life. It could be anything.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was asked what were my expectations in terms of salary. I replied I was not asking much but I wanted to be financially independent so I would appreciate to have enough for food and accomodation. The manager said, without mentionning any amount, that they would give me a small compensation. Eventually, £1200/ month was more than enough

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