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GlaxoSmithKline Manager Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2020

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4.0
82%
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85%
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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
148 Ratings
  1. "Great company, great people!"

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    • 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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    GlaxoSmithKline2019-08-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor management"

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    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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    GlaxoSmithKline2018-10-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Brand Manager"

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    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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    GlaxoSmithKline2017-10-12

    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

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "People without values"

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    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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    GlaxoSmithKline2016-10-06
  5. "Great potential if they follow values"

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    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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    GlaxoSmithKline2016-08-27
  6. "Many opportunities for growth and development"

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    Former Employee - Medical Manager in Melbourne
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, many roles. Was willing to support unconventional moves and people with high potential

    Cons

    Short term perspectives, less and less willing to invest in career development over time

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    GlaxoSmithKline2013-03-19
  7. "Great"

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    Current Contractor - Insights Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance and compensation levels

    Cons

    Re-structure And uncertainty. Career progression limited

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-12
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, flexible place to work with great people

    Cons

    Can be a difficult organisation to navigate due to size

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-12
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Very team oriented and gender balanced. Great offices and facilities.

    Cons

    Sometimes not quick enough off the pace versus similar sized competitors.

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-07
  10. "GSK Review"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits at all level; Good global production system

    Cons

    Slow moving, too many metrics to keep focused

    GlaxoSmithKline2020-02-06

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