GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
22 Ratings
  1. 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

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  3. "Great work experience and addition to your resume."

    4.0
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    • 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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  4. "A good company to work for that is moving towards Digital"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    People, work environment, training, core values

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, difficult to use systems.

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Company used to be like family, but environment in HQ has turned toxic"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation package including salary, bonus & LTIs (managers and above). Generous vacation time plus company shutdown between Christmas and New Years. Cutting edge HQ offices utilizing open space seating. Ability to WFH as needed.

    Cons

    Reorganizations every other year resulting in layoffs. People who survive the cuts keep their heads down and worry about when their time is up. Limited career advancement or opportunities for rotations. Very few people in late 50's or 60's.

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  6. "-"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Data Analytics Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive work environment, helpful colleagues, as an intern can build network which might be useful down the lane

    Cons

    Not that I am aware of

  7. "Intern"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice people

    Cons

    No real issues to talk about

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning and advancement opportunities, generous benefits and friendly working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can sometimes have excessive processes that can be cumbersome.

  9. "Overall great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee development, salary, benefits, volunteer programs, commitment to communities

    Cons

    Constant restructuring/layoffs vs a couple of very strategic restructures

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  10. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Open Floor Plan, Open and Transparent culture, People are wonderful to work with

    Cons

    Traffic getting into the city, need more innovative products

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