GlaxoSmithKline "work life balance" Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 3 Dec 2019

To filter reviews, or .

3.9
80%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
998 Ratings
Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "work life balance"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Amazing experience at GSK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Summer Student in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    - work/life balance - respect for people - good people who offer support wherever needed

    Cons

    - summer student program can be improved by having a plan for students and having students complete a task together over the course of the summer

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-26
  2. "Amazing company for work-life balance while having a positive contribution to society."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance, half days EVERY Friday, extensive training available for anything you do

    Cons

    career growth is a bit restricted in some departments

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-11-05
  3. "Good entry opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Clinical Study Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, on-site gym and cafeteria and ability to work from home for full-time employees (minimal ability to use this in an internship) Interesting work with clear rules to follow (may be a pro or con depending who you are!)

    Cons

    Lots of jargon to learn in the first few weeks/months Highly regulated industry and company culture means not a whole lot of room for entrepreneurial or innovative thinking.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-08-24
  4. "Modern employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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
  5. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline part-time

    Pros

    Family focused. Good work life balance

    Cons

    High turnover can make it difficult to develop good contaxts

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-04-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommending it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great perks. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Female dominated. Less support from higher management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more men. Promote more men to senior management

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-03-12
  7. "Field Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Reasonable benefits

    Cons

    So many restrictions. No chance for upward mobility if you’re in the field. Maybe after a decade you can move to a senior sales role. Resp products are good, but sales strategy is mudane and old-fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that truly want to do pharma sales only and not looking to move up.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-12-28
  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and great products.

    Cons

    Greater restrictions, more regulated and policy on physician payments and education doesn’t work

    Advice to Management

    Change rules with physician involvement in launching new products. Doesn’t build partnerships with medical community and not conducive to ongoing education

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-08-22
  9. "Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    Advice to Management

    Work on Compensation and benefits

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-05-11
  10. "Solid Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Too many contracts, not enough permanent opportunities.

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-05-01
Found 561 reviews