GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 8 May 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
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1,638 Ratings
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  1. "nice place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Verona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    good growth opportunities also for new employee

    Cons

    old school attitude from managers

  2. "Steady but slow place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Regulatory Project Manager in Ware, England, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Training support, flexibility on what you can work on

    Cons

    Slow paced, lack of incentive for new people to stay as there is little room for progression, hierarchical feel to the workplace


  3. "Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Chilled

    Cons

    Bad managers and some nasty ones

  4. "Great place to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Stevenage, England, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, innovative reperch, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Fast paced, strict timelines, nothing else

  5. "Best Place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Dungarvan, Waterford, Waterford
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing job, no stress, no pressure, management cares about people

    Cons

    No r&d department in Dungarvan

  6. "risk averse, no clear strategy"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    benefits are ok but below market

    Cons

    too much beaurocracy and too little scientific direction

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work culture Lots of learning opportunities Good development opportunities Flexible working

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge Too many processes

  8. "-"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Employer for students, great environment

    Cons

    Extensive working hours, everything else is great

  9. "Shaky Share Price"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Audit Director in Brentford, England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Energy, Good canteen and benefits

    Cons

    Poor pipeline and senior leaders are bullies

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Stevenage, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus, colleagues and job is enjoyable

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive, slow decision making

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