GlaxoSmithKline Manager Reviews

Updated 26 Jan 2021

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4.1
83%
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91%
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
310 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great people Inviting culture Supportive managers

    Cons

    Details orientation can block fast movement

  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big corporation and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities


  3. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    work/life balance, culture, benefits, flexible work day, on site facilities

    Cons

    lean organization, structure, clarity, management, responsibilities

  4. "Plenty of Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Lots of development focus and opportunities. Competitive pay. Strong focus on culture. A lot of great management

    Cons

    The consumer health care business needs to act more like an FMCG company not a pharmaceutical one

  5. "Love it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, teamwork , support

    Cons

    It's closing down its operation in Sydney

  6. "Great company, great people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbotsford
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely love working at GSK. They have an extremely supportive environment. Lots of personal and professional development opportunities in the form or secondments, training, global projects, etc.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with increasing work loads at times.

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    "Good company, poor management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great frontline staff, great products that make a difference for people around the world, interesting work

    Cons

    Poor management at middle and senior levels - short sighted decisions, self protection for those who have been there a long time, inability to make decisions for the longer term

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Brand Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary package, well-known international brand for future career prospects (GSK is not a forever home), training opportunities and professional development

    Cons

    Incredibly long working hours, temperamental leadership team who value $ over people (typical drug company), stressful work environment for little reward, self-promoting corporate environment, non supportive of working parents / awful work-life balance (expect 14 hour days and weekends to work)

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    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    May 3, 2018deborah.k.frutos@gsk.com

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It’s clear from your review that during your time working at GSK you had many more challenges than positive experiences and this is something we take seriously. We would encourage you to contact us via our speak up line here which will help us better understand your experiences and how we can improve the experience for all employees: https://www.tnwgrc.com/gsk/main.htm

  9. Helpful (1)

    "People without values"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great brands and good salary

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management team and HR, people without values. Expectation to work long hours

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  10. "Great potential if they follow values"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some strong workers, great bonus and work from home policy, generous leave options and some really supporting people. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Alot of managers dont live by values. Short term decision making, lots of non value add meetings. Culture surveys have been bad and not shared properly with whole organisation,

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