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GlaxoSmithKline Sales Representative Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
51 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work, supportive culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Excellent training, no hierarchy, supportive culture, excellent products, coaching and sales support, competitive remuneration, great place for working mothers, opportunity for growth and learning, honest and supportive management, excellent diversity

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited, and often the choice for promotions appear irrational when viewed in light of candidates' respective backgrounds and achievements

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  2. "A great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in İzmir
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and career opportunities

    Cons

    Lengthy process and irritating to wait for reply


  3. "Bad culture"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Products are good, that’s it

    Cons

    Culture, upward mobility, senior leadership

  4. "Vanishing Breed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, bonuses, M-F, benefits (car, health, dental). No manager on your back 24/7

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales style expectations and goals

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  5. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Kano, Kano
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop your career

    Cons

    Salary for a certain level of employees are localised.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Double standards, no transparency, lots of bias"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Products are good.

    Cons

    Management, Middle Management, Sr Management show bias.

  7. "Good place to start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent place to start your career, good environment in the company to work for, lower management usually very good and helpful with everything.

    Cons

    Limited avenues to transition into other parts of the company that aren't sales, location in London was out of the way and a pain to get to, micromanagement happens quite often, don't pay particularly highly compared to other pharma companies.

  8. "Decent Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary, customer base, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Increasingly over-managed, too many meetings.

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  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; you can keep the pension plan if you left the company.

    Cons

    Even if you are an exceptional employee when they restructure if they eliminate the position, you stay out.

  10. "Great pharmaceutical company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great base salary with uncapped bonuses, full benefits, diverse portfolio of products to sell and many different career paths for advancement

    Cons

    Sales goals unattainable for current market conditions

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