GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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  1. Featured Review

    "GSK"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Student 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    You are a valued member of the team

    Cons

    Potentially long hours when deadlines approach.

    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    January 25, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback!

  2. "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance, people

    Cons

    Development opportunities are lacking, lots of competition


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values Great people Great health benefits Competitive salaries Global opportunities Very good work/life balance

    Cons

    Compliance heavy - company sometimes limits itself vs other Pharma/Consumer Healthcare. Processes are slow - not a fast moving company.

  4. "Good culture, good pay"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Health Outcomes Scientist in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    High salaries, good bonus, good culture

    Cons

    No large cons, very good company

  5. "good company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Specialist 

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    transparency, executation powerhouse, people are friendly

    Cons

    N/A, can't think of any

  6. "great employer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great culture, gym cafeteria, Canada's top employers

    Cons

    hard to get projects through

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Director in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Smart and engaging people who truly care.

    Cons

    Location was difficult for me to get to daily.

  8. "Good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Project Leader 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great team and lots of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Company is going through significant structural changes. Lots of uncertainty.

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  9. "Good Company, Bad Manager"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    -Very well developed training program - Great people (fantastic colleagues) - great work /life balance

    Cons

    - I had a particularly bad manager who had a notoriously bad reputation within the company and somehow she wasn't dismissed - career advancement opportunities in head office are very competitive to secure

  10. "great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Medical Researcher in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    good company, good perks, nice boss

    Cons

    none, washrooms were a bit noisyy

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