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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 20 October, 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 93 reviews)

  • "Site leaders does not follow GSK Values during every decision making" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "GSK is a great business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work vs life balance
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Hard to find any inconvenient at this stage, I've been working for GSK for many years now


  2. "good working culture"

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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

    I enjoyed working in glaxo for the last 10 years .i moved out glaxo only because i changed from India to Canada.If i got an opportunity i am ready to join glaxo in Canada

    Cons

    I did not experience any issue while working with glaxo

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, perks and benefits.

    Cons

    lack of visibility especially with senior management.


  4. "quick review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, work environment, good building

    Cons

    Local leaders are not engaging not helpful, lack of development, outsourcing to low quality colleagues


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and great products.

    Cons

    Greater restrictions, more regulated and policy on physician payments and education doesn’t work

    Advice to Management

    Change rules with physician involvement in launching new products. Doesn’t build partnerships with medical community and not conducive to ongoing education


  6. "Overall thumbs up."

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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

    Great people, good culture, recognition, company perks.

    Cons

    Political, difficult to progress, favouritism.


  7. "experience working with gsk"

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    Former Employee - Future Leaders Program Graduate
    Former Employee - Future Leaders Program Graduate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working for gsk gives one a feeling of inclusion , there is enough room to learn and grow and the managers were willing to assist in guiding you through your career.

    Cons

    due to the size of the company, some countries do not have the power to make decisions but have to wait for the category team to make such decisions which is pain staking. Also, there are too many systems and layers in the company that makes deliverables extremely slow down. in addition , with the new management , certain changes have been made to the company and their offices in some markets were shut down without prior notice to the staff . due to the change of management, the company does not seem to have am actual direction, plans keep changing on a whim.

    Advice to Management

    reduce the systems and layers to make jobs easier for people and prepare people on the closure of certain markets on time .

  8. "Good Company"

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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

    Great people and products. They know their business and set clear goals.

    Cons

    very managemnet heavy and slow to recat to the market

    Advice to Management

    need to be nore proactive not reactive


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No pros
    Don’t come here

    Cons

    Worst company
    Worst management
    Never hire for permanent role

    Advice to Management

    Please hire someone with good caliber for permanent role


  10. "general labourer"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline part-time

    Pros

    great company
    great atmosphere
    very nice people, outgoing, helpful
    great cafeteria
    has a gym

    Cons

    there are really not any cons


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