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GlaxoSmithKline Scientist Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
31 Ratings
  1. "A great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, can be challenging work, occasional conference attendance depending on role, flexibility to be involved in different projects. Management open to staff movement between different roles if qualified/suitable for the position. Development of staff is a priority. Sometimes flexible with work arrangements though needs to be legitimate reason.

    Cons

    There are dips and troughs in the hard work and sometimes it is very hectic. There is overtime, red tape is notable.

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  2. "Very interesting work but they are not fair in rewarding achievements"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Scientist in Melbourne

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Interesting work on global projects

    Cons

    Not much career development or advancement fairness for promotions


  3. "Work life"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    enjoy working with a great team

    Cons

    nothing to complain about, all good

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  4. "Nice Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Focused and dedicated leadership at the highest level.

    Cons

    Just establishing a presence in the Boston, MA area after purchase of small oncology biotech. Working hard on diversity and inclusion, but not there yet.

  5. "Good experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Associate Clinical Data Scientist 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than a year

    Pros

    - good values - friendly environment - challenging - good career prospects and opportunities to return

    Cons

    - far from city centre - office was not very diverse. Different ethnicities but over 90% born and raised in the UK

  6. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sensory and Consumer Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    A good company that takes care of its employees. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of ongoing changes. It's difficult to feel comfortable for long periods of time.

  7. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist I 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and enjoyable work place

    Cons

    Hard work but rewarding as it is relevant

  8. "Fair enough"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Very Good place to work

    Cons

    Residential benefits are not available

  9. "Good start but on a whole learn what you can and venture out"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Formulation Scientist in Ware, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people Good starting job and salary was ok to start with Interesting projects and products You can learn a lot

    Cons

    May have to wait for promotion for a loooong time Money may feel good when you first graduate but then the salary increases are soooo slow that you are better of looking elsewhere Lack of opportunities to venture out outside your immediate job to learn more and swich up careers. Especially if you are good - the department would keep you. When you are rubbish - they let you go on secondments etc. Soma managers are micromanagers and control freaks.

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  10. "GSK Senior Scientist"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Upper Providence, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great resources available to scientists

    Cons

    Compensation lower than other pharma

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