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GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 28, 2020

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  1. "Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company to work with

    Cons

    Great work life balance

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    GlaxoSmithKline2017-05-11
  2. "Regulatory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Environment Culture and values New Challenges Location

    Cons

    Work-life balance Career oportunities Unbalanced work

    GlaxoSmithKline2016-06-02
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Discouraging trend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, GlaxoSmithKline is seen as a brand name employer, which will help with getting work elsewhere once you've gained some experience there.

    Cons

    Work life balance is in decline in some areas leading to unrealistic expectations and a lot of very talented people performing below their potential. The system of recognizing good and poor performers does not have enough checks and balances and is vulnerable to a few people's personal agendas.

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    GlaxoSmithKline2015-11-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but very demanding."

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Good flexibility in terms of working from home, exciting work and great people who work collaboratively. Good opportunities to move into other functions and learn oyhet parts of the business

    Cons

    Work life balance is not ideal, very high workload and a very flat organization means little room for growth. Being a large corp means that flexibility in how things are or can be done isnt easily achieved.

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    GlaxoSmithKline2014-05-20
  5. "Great people, Great learning, but stress and workload creates a toxic environment"

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     in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great group of professional people all committed to success. Lots of opportunities to learn new things and processes to to ensure disciplined work ethic.

    Cons

    Management (globally and locally) always changing strategies and over-reacting rather than staying on course. Expectations are high for productivity and work-life balance is impacted. Empowerment is preached but rarely practiced.

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    GlaxoSmithKline2011-05-13
  6. "Typical Large Pharma and large corporations, expect to feel insignificant."

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    Project Manager 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Good benefits, employees are treated with respect

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, wages are ok, communication from upper management tend to be slow and unclear in terms of directions and objectives. Politics.

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    GlaxoSmithKline2009-01-26
  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits are solid (401k match, pension plan, health care) - Managers generally flexible if you leave early for appointments - People are very helpful if you have questions

    Cons

    - Pay is below industry in the area - Commercial manufacturing support hours are scheduled around the manufacturing process, so you can get calls even when off / out of the office - Poor work-life balance - A lot of politics and red tape to get any simple thing done - Fixed bonus structures so it's based on tenure and not your actual performance anymore, so you have a lot of loafers that don't do enough but still get paid as much if not more because they've been with the company longer - Change is poorly managed (parking, people seating allocations)

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    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-15
  8. "Fianance analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Maternity pay is good Sick pay

    Cons

    Work life balance Pay Opportunity to grow

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-28
  9. "Not engaged or happy"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and healthcare program Benefits Office Tech Respect People

    Cons

    Culture Lack of feedback Lack of prospects Performance management Work life balance

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-12-31
  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Barnard Castle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical, fair pay, interesting work

    Cons

    Work life balance is swung in employers favour.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-10-13
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