GlaxoSmithKline Investigator Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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3.9
89%
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
9 Ratings
  1. "Lead Investigator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Investigator in Guayama, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a great working environment

    Cons

    It is located in a small county

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collegial and open environment

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

  3. "good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    limited developement oppotunities and the company system is not very good

  4. "People's company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, interesting breadth of projects to work on. Extremely people-centric company.

    Cons

    Pay below industry standard, need for cutting edge molecules

  5. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investigator in Ware, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work /life balance

    Cons

    Too much reliance on foreign CRO's - where development science isn't as focused or to a high a standard as what could be achieved in-house.

    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    February 18, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience. We are pleased you have had positive experiences with GSK, however it is concerning to us that you view aspects of our quality standards to be anything less than stringent. We take this feedback very seriously and encourage you to contact us via our Speak Up channel here: https://gsk.i-sight.com/landing-page/

  6. "Overall a good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Investigator 

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

    Pros

    Great culture and ability to work on many different projects

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive. Top heavy.

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  7. "A great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    upper management is sometimes slow with decisions

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  8. "good company to work for"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Investigator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    work from home, office environment is fine,

    Cons

    Management is good and try to help but no one has aptitude to work which is frustrating.

  9. "Good work environment and benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientific Investigator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    benefits, work environment, salary, development

    Cons

    location, location, location, location, location,

  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission statement and company truly tries to live by it. Easy to take time off

    Cons

    Progression is tied to friendliness to management and open favouritism is the norm

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