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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
735 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance could be poor(in 102 reviews)

  • "Too much political concern on decision making; sometimes short-sighted decisions were made(in 90 reviews)

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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. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Great Place for an Internship"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn how a big pharma company works. Lots of experienced and smart leaders to learn from. Great offices and physical work environment. GSK does strive to have a great culture and preaches it effectively.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic but that is to be expected with a company the size of GSK

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and don't let a few rotten apples to spoil the bunch (ie; find the rotten apples and get rid of them)

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-05-30
  8. "I have been with GSK for past 5 years and have worked for different markets and roles."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great values, people and environment.

    Cons

    I don't see any downside of working with GSK. Instead I am glad to be part of it.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-05-24
  9. "Manufacturing lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. Nice cafeteria sitting area

    Cons

    At the MISSISSAUGA site, in the manufacturing division, the environment is toxic and company has lost sight of what is important. Leadership is not genuine and incompetent. Was a good company, even 5 years ago and has gone downhill. processes are complex and frustrating. Resources are stained and leadership does not care

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership classes. Listen to your people. Perhaps you need to change jobs of you don’t care about your people?

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-05-29
  10. "personal view"

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    Former Employee - Manager, End User Computing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    FMCG, global organisation, wide outreach, antibiotics,

    Cons

    many of their staff are outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose people focus

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-05-07
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