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GlaxoSmithKline Scientist Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
25 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. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist in Stevenage, England

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Encouraging team and opportunities to grow and develop skills

    Cons

    Management decisions are not always made clear to all employees

  4. "Senior Scientist in DPD with 2 years at GSK"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Very low stress.

    Cons

    Biopharm portfolio is currently underwhelming.

  5. "Professional and considerate company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Scientist in Montrose, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline for less than a year

    Pros

    Professionalism, training, flexible, kind, modern

    Cons

    Not enough size 3 shoes

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  6. "Average interview"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Knowledge is the key to crack interview

    Cons

    Lengthy process and irritating to wait for reply

  7. "Average"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relative stability of a large company.

    Cons

    Rapid turnover of staff, many find better opportunities elsewhere after a couple years.

  8. "Great Company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great at developing and looking after staff. Strong group dynamic.

    Cons

    Vert flat structure and thus career progression can seem very slow.

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  9. "Mixed feelings"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the top pharma players

    Cons

    Company culture could be better

  10. "GSK review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in London, England

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    career progression limited in certain areas

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