GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Dec 27, 2020

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Sales Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Company has nice organizational culture

    Cons

    Slow in decision making. Not agile

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  2. "Good values but leadership needs strengthening"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Unit Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Values, focus on development, integrity

    Cons

    Slow decision making, very political, senior leadership not walking the talk


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    "GSK"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, nice working facilities, feels good working for a company that produces quality medicines and products

    Cons

    Canada is operated as a "satellite" office, with little decision making happening here. Strategy is handled globally, and adopted by local markets.

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    "scientist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Scientist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment and generally good compensation and benefits. Very good work/life balance. Access to high end instrumentation. Usually, budget available for conference or training.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow decision making process. Large company with systemic administrative burden. Shortcoming of scientific strategies. Restrictive rules for article writing and presentation.

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    "Trying to optimize the productivity of my immediate team within a large corporation"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Laval, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    GSK Vaccines has great potential and does place an emphasis on R&D. There are many senior scientists with valid experience and in general a positive level of ambition and team work. The pay and benefits are good and the environment for career growth - especially for younger employees is excellent.

    Cons

    GSK Vaccines has a huge bureaucracy which places too high an administrative burden on the business partners within the organization. More problematic is that all decision making powers remain in their original Belgian headquarters despite the fact the company has branched out to North America, Europe and Asia over the last 5 years. The work for many high level employees in satellite sites is not fulfilling.

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  6. "Really great working environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and inclusive culture

    Cons

    Can be a little hierarchal, which slows down decision making

  7. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - R&D 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, generally good culture

    Cons

    Can be political, slow on executing and decision making

  8. "Very good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Scientific Leader in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work indeed

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow sometimes

  9. "Good learning platform"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Kuala Lumpur

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good learning platform for mnc

    Cons

    Slow decision making for the management

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Supplier Quality Assurance in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time