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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
762 Ratings
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  • "Work-life balance could be better(in 109 reviews)

  • "Too much political concern on decision making; sometimes short-sighted decisions were made(in 97 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture and brilliant training opportunities. Thoroughly recommend.

    Cons

    There aren't many. The Pharma industry can seem to be slow paced and covered in regulations but that is understandable

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-02-05
  2. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Enhanced Operator in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay ok Benefits good Clean environment Safe working ethics

    Cons

    Shift work needed to make decent pay Sometimes undervalued

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-06-23
  3. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Is great!

    Cons

    Too many changes at present

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-14
  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Barnard Castle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ethical, fair pay, interesting work

    Cons

    Work life balance is swung in employers favour.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-13
  5. "Brilliant company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values-led company, a great place to work

    Cons

    Slow in decision-making, multiple layers of senior management

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-12
  6. "values driven company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management , interesting work, nice office

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for promotion

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-07
  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Eng Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and good place to work

    Cons

    Need to simplify processes / focus on priorities

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-03
  8. "Industrial Placement student at GSK"

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    Former Employee - Placement 

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Intense, Required dedication and hardwork

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-02
  9. "People focussed / needs more performance focus"

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Strong leadership. Clear strategy. Good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of very long termers makes change difficult. Living off past glories and reluctant / oblivious of need to change at operational level.

    Advice to Management

    Brave changes to remove long serving blockers to much needed progress

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-09-30
  10. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - O2c 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspiring company, great ethos, so much opportunity for career progression

    Cons

    To be honest, nothing so far...

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-09-29
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