GlaxoSmithKline Associate Scientist Reviews

Updated 30 Mar 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
3 Ratings
  1. "A great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, can be challenging work, occasional conference attendance depending on role, flexibility to be involved in different projects. Management open to staff movement between different roles if qualified/suitable for the position. Development of staff is a priority. Sometimes flexible with work arrangements though needs to be legitimate reason.

    Cons

    There are dips and troughs in the hard work and sometimes it is very hectic. There is overtime, red tape is notable.

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  2. "good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent companywith a good team work

    Cons

    Progression and location are the only things think to face.

  3. "Review of my experience as a GSK employee"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Non stressful environment. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Unclear growth opportunity. Pay could be better

  4. "Exciting science, need to ensure workload is balanced within the team"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, excited science going on. Everyone driven by their passion to bring exciting medicines to market.

    Cons

    Senior members of team frequently leave junior staff to pick up work that they leave undone.

  5. "First graduate job"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist in Harlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience. Excellent perks. Fantastic people that are willing to knowledge share and invest time.

    Cons

    Slow progression. Few permanent job opportunities.

  6. "I worked for a year"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate Scientist in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, you can come in to work at a time that suits you. As long as you work 7.5 hours a day. Team work is great. People are friendly. Good place to learn a lot of skills

    Cons

    You often get overworked. Contract didn’t get extended. Did not feel appreciated because of that reason and did not get a permanent job.But it is a good place for permanent staff.

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  7. "Loved working for GSK"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Scientist in Ware, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    So great to be apart of a company that can improve the lives of other people in the world.

    Cons

    Experienced department re structure while working here.

  8. "Associate Scientist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Associate Scientist in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Good work life balance, pay is decent

    Cons

    Inconsistent standards for promotion. Some groups can seem a little top heavy with more higher level positions then needed.

  9. "Chemistry support"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Collegeville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Helping patients with new medicines and progressing science is fulfilling work. There are flexible work hours, and many opportunities for personal development.

    Cons

    Forced distribution rating system often leaves hard working individuals feel they have not been valued. There are not enough women in high level scientific roles.

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  10. "Love this company's ethos"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit (in the labs with other scientists and outside of the labs with management), great benefits, opportunity to grow, fantastic work/life balance (on-site sports, team days out etc.). Recognition of staff when they do something good (nomination system with monetary awards). Work was interesting and fun and I felt supported in my role. Good pay.

    Cons

    The GSK site I worked on got shut down very suddenly and major redundancies came into effect. Remaining staff were moved to a bigger site where the team wasn't so tight-knit. At least full-time staff were offered other jobs I guess.

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