GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 16 May 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
1,678 Ratings
Pros
  • "assertive communicatios, good working environment(in 372 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, lots of opportunities for growth(in 260 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is really a challenge(in 140 reviews)

  • "Slow administrative processes influencu g stoped of decision making(in 135 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing

      24 Mar 2021 - Senior CRA II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management style. Really enjoyable company to work for

      Cons

      I did not experience any cons to the role

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Job poor management

      16 May 2021 - Senior Engineering Technician in Ware, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent pay, pension, shares, bonus and OT

      Cons

      Management are notoriously poor especially at the Ware site. Poor adherence to policies, procedures and the GSK Code of Conduct. A lot of talk about values required to work at GSK but very little display of these values from the management. Managers are very young and don’t have a clue! A recent re-org was questioned by more experienced long serving staff who had seen and heard it all before. Not surprisingly months later the displaced jobs were being advertised to re fill! Poor Poor Poor management! Shame

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Very paternalistic company

      15 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The nicest people I've ever worked with.

      Cons

      Lack of decision making at the senior level

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company!

      15 May 2021 - Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent employee care. Good work-life balance

      Cons

      At times, job security was a worry

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee