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GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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  1. "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
  2. "quick review"

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    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

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-08-31
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "GSK working culture"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great working environment. People were very easy to work with

    Cons

    workload is hectic at times

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-08-30
  7. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great working environment and reasonable management. My supervisor and manager were always supportive during decision making with myself and the rest of the team. Company genuinely cares about worker well-being.

    Cons

    Everything done comes with a big stack of paperwork to complete. It is useful for the company as everything is recorded, but hinders work and increases workload.

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-06-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmaceutical"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, Health and safety.

    Cons

    More work tension, Keep pushing

    Advice to Management

    Work with employee

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-06-11
  9. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and excellent benefit package

    Cons

    Bad life / work balance

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-06-07
  10. "Operational Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment Great work benefits Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Working Continental shift Not great raises company wide

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-05-26
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