GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "DMPK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The medical benefits were great

    Cons

    Reorganization every 2 to 3 years in the research side. Some areas are hard for career development. Some management who were there for decades are stuck in old culture and not adapting to the new ways of working and supporting employees to evolve.

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  2. "Global Multi Channel Marketing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice boss Great culture Comfortable working environment Good work life balance

    Cons

    Food is not free :( But menu updated every single week

  3. "Software Engineer at GSK US Offices"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, flexible, organized team environment

    Cons

    Can be slow paced with lots of moving parts

  4. "Dedicated to the Patient"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - P2P Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great Salary and benefits

    Cons

    Constantly looking to outsource positions

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  5. "GSK - An Employer of Choice"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people Great culture Lots of opportunity Diversity and Inclusion Strong pipeline of cancer therapies

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow at times, but that is due to a culture of collaboration. For example, gaining buy-in and consensus across matrix teams.

  6. "Great firm, caring people, solid products"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GSK is a great place to work. The work-life balance is great, and most of the people truly care about each other. Friendly atmosphere within a highly mission driven organization

    Cons

    Because of size, decision making tends to take a long time. Need more diversity in C-suite level management

  7. Helpful (2)

    "GSK FLP Associate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GSK FLP Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, global company. Friendly co-workers. Very nice facilities and large open office spaces.

    Cons

    No focus on development, and failure WILL NOT be tolerated. Many FLP's are still in the same pay grade they were five years ago. Many FLP's are treated like pesudo-interns by their coworkers. GSK actively asks FLP's to promote the FLP program across social media and also flags negative reviews on glassdoor.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Get a job at another pharma company. Avoid this one."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have to fill in a certain number of words. Think I met it now.

    Cons

    Wow, where do I begin? Shady managers, no training, treated like crap, belittled, humiliated, extreme favoritism for certain employees. There’s not enough money to put up with this b.s.

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    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    August 21, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience. We really value our employee’s feedback and it’s important that our employees feel supported. We are focused on creating a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone at GSK can feel able and inspired to realize their potential. We take your feedback seriously and encourage you to contact us via our Speak Up channel at https://gsk.i-sight.com/landing-page/ to provide more specific information so that we may look further into the concerns that you have expressed.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Good company but incentive comp lower than other big pharmas"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent products and people. Big focus on integrity and compliance but for sales teams incentive comp plan not as competitive as other big pharma companies .

    Cons

    Reorganization with possible layoffs recently have been every year for last 3 years.

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  10. "Great work experience and addition to your resume."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People to work with more like Extended Family

    Cons

    Work ethic difference between the PA and NC offices.

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