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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
769 Ratings
  1. "experience working with gsk"

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

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for 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.

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    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 .

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-06-26
  2. "Good Company"

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    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

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-05-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing technician"

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    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    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

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-05-30
  4. "general labourer"

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    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

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-03-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "GSK Canada"

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

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

    Pros

    GSK has strong company values and focuses on doing what is best for patients. The company strives to act ethically. The people at GSK are also generally very strong and create an enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than market and there is generally poor management. The company is also very risk averse and internal policies often hinder innovation.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-03-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "job environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand and good SOP procedures

    Cons

    Too many changes in QA and Engineering leadership. Too much politics inside. Some people cover up their mistakes and this is not very professionals

    Advice to Management

    Should consider changing the culture to alow a better life balance for employees.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-01-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance coordinator"

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    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great place to work at and a lot of development opportunities

    Cons

    Management is a little disorganized

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-01-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good workplace needs better management"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best food. Good pay. Laid-back work with minimal effort most of the time. Good work environment where you can bond well with your colleagues

    Cons

    If you want to learn something then forget about it. Management side will not put in any effort towards your to training until it's late.

    Advice to Management

    Put an effort of listening to your employees when they have something to say, not just when there are audits around the corner

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-11-30
  9. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Medical Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open door policy, good interaction with bosses, good ongoing training

    Cons

    Targets can sometimes be unrealistic because supervisors don't know what's going on in the field

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-11-20
  10. "SUMMER INTERN"

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    Summer Intern 

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment; supportive people

    Cons

    no downsides, its a great company

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-09-14
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