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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2020

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3.9
80%
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85%
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
875 Ratings
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  1. "Product quality"

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    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Best experience , selling skills, great team

    Cons

    Hard work ,a lot of follow up

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    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-17
  2. "Manufacturing Operator"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Management listens to their favourites for updates on staff. Most of the time the favourites lie to management for their benefit. Management is too lazy to come on the floor to make their own opinions. Most managers do not know how to do their job or the job they are managing. They were put in this position because they are the favourites and they report on people behind their backs and don’t tell the truth when they are reporting.

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    GlaxoSmithKline2020-01-29
  3. "Working as a sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Territory Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in hours, great products to sell.

    Cons

    Many reps in the field, so if you plan to go to head office, there is high internal competition.

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-01-08
  4. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - MSL 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal and professional development

    Cons

    Big multinational with fixed structures

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-12-19
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility people who care huge focus on development

    Cons

    too much emphasis on lean workforce and headcount

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-12-09
  6. "Amazing company for work-life balance while having a positive contribution to society."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance, half days EVERY Friday, extensive training available for anything you do

    Cons

    career growth is a bit restricted in some departments

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-11-05
  7. "Bad reputation as an employer in the pharma industry"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Reasonable benefits - Strong focus on employee wellness

    Cons

    - Risk aversion - Very political - Almost no diversity - Constant restructuring - High turnover (i.e. a small percentage of employees have been in the company for more than 3 years) - Location, if you need take public transit or the 401

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    GlaxoSmithKline2019-11-12
  8. "GlaxoSmithKline is the place to be"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People culture, Collaborative environment, Empowering leadership

    Cons

    You need to showcase yourself

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-03
  9. "Good but Is it enough?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright Peoples, amazing products and good commercial growth

    Cons

    Lack of leadership of the top management

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    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-01
  10. "Overall great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong training program - Emphasis on selling skills - Great products worth promoting

    Cons

    - Providing quality constructive feedback can be a challenge at times

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-09-17

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