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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  • Work life balance is geared towards more work than a life (in 94 reviews)

  • Decision making can be poor at times leading to missed opportunities (in 72 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Large company with wonderful people and rare culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Lovely environment to grow, with lots of training, opportunities to try new skills, and a focus on behavior and personal development. increasing focus on driving change in the business

    Cons

    slow to embrace and drive change at lower levels, risk averse and process heavy, although this is now changing under new leadership


  2. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - SAP FICO Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - SAP FICO Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good values.
    Many interesting projects. Intense program which gives opportunity to grow both personnaly and professionaly. Good Bonus.

    Cons

    too much to do for a normal journey. difficult to keep work family balance but possibility to work from home. no extra hour paid.

    Advice to Management

    more training on personal development should be available. either online or on site.

  3. "Expert Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, SG Head Office built to promote Healthy High Performance, Good succession planning.

    Cons

    Decision making can be poor at times leading to missed opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Deeper exploration of initiatives that are driving success rather than a mindset of disconnected teams stopping initiatives and building things from scratch at high cost would be advised.


  4. "Supply Chain Year in Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Very Friendly people, extremely good working atmosphere, passion for science and progress.
    Real sense of concern for important work they are doing to treat patients and make their medicines available as quickly as possible to as many people as possible.
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Still behind in technology capabilities compared to other top performing competitors like Novartis/Merck


  5. "Great career opportunities and great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Director
    Current Employee - Commercial Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, great work life balance and fantastic culture.

    Cons

    GSK is not as competitive externally as other players.


  6. "GSK"

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    Current Employee - Investigator
    Current Employee - Investigator

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Science, Good work life balance

    Cons

    At times slow decision making


  7. "Experience at GSK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    opportunities dynamic project work life balance

    Cons

    salary outsourcing management politic flexibility

  8. Helpful (1)

    "General reveiw"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    open environment, and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    political environment, racist environment and low salary, inconsistent organization


  9. "great employer - great benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great benefit and free shares

    Cons

    lower than average basic salary


  10. "brilliant company"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible good company to work for

    Cons

    not that I can think of


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