GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Very team oriented and gender balanced. Great offices and facilities.

    Cons

    Sometimes not quick enough off the pace versus similar sized competitors.

  2. "Industry leaders"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMC Project Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    They look after staff well and pay well.

    Cons

    Limited chance of career progression in R&D


  3. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement Student in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of lab experience, gained independence as the year progressed

    Cons

    Contracted by SRG so sometimes felt lesser/ not included compared to colleagues

  4. "Company with purpose"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Innovative Performance and development focused

    Cons

    All good Not Applicable for now

  5. "Great starting point"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development opportunities Great support network Friendly and supportive co-workers Flexible

    Cons

    Company politics Pay less than many other pharma companies

  6. "looked after"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    well looked after. good benefits

    Cons

    typical inefficiency of a large company

  7. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Focus on the patient, integrity, innovation.

    Cons

    None, I had a great career at GSK.

  8. COVID-19

    "Great company to spend your placement at"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Student in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a proper project to work on, great community and opportunities for experience

    Cons

    No real cons, my placement was interrupted by COVID19

  9. "Very good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employer, flexible working possible

    Cons

    Salaries low compared to competitors

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brentford, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say at the moment

    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    July 13, 2020

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review!

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