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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.9
78%
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86%
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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
790 Ratings
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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Too many meetings scheduled daily

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-08-10
  2. "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
  3. "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

    Advice to Management

    Embrace diversity, make long-term decisions avoiding constant restructuring, discourage political culture, and stimulate internal growth

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-11-12
  4. "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
  5. "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

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, simplifie and empower the good people you have within the organization .

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-01
  6. "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
  7. "Modern employer"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible hours, values based company

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain higher roles without moving abroad

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-20
  8. "Employees management is a big problem"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Quebec, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and working conditions

    Cons

    Permanent jobs and promotion are hard to obtain

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-27
  9. "Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Site Procurement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Senior Manager in Quebec, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Values, stability, culture, commitment, patient focus

    Cons

    some burocracy, union barriers, heavy quality system, risk adversion

    Advice to Management

    I believe the right objectives are set but is taking too much time to achieve them

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-09
  10. "zxvbxncg hv"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture, and scale, abcds

    Cons

    need to change the workload, OT needed, canteen services

    Advice to Management

    no

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-14
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