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GlaxoSmithKline Senior Scientist Reviews

Updated 27 Jun 2019

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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
5 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work, but heavy on the red tape"

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    Current Employee - Senior Formulation Scientist in Ware, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits, private healthcare, social life, work-life balance, good company with a great reputation, opportunities to further academic studies are available, good people, great R&D facilities for Formulation purposes, no blame culture

    Cons

    Poor Wage, Red tape and Bureaucracy, R&D limited by what GMS want to implement, too many "Re-Org"s and head count reductions

    Advice to Management

    Improve wages to keep a hold of the best people, and give people more challenges

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-06-27
  2. "R&D FLP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to experience what you want

    Cons

    over promise job responsibilities and progression

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-04-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consumer health"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, Most people are nice and helpful, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Very little career progression for scientists Lack of appreciation for technical excellence Managment don’t know their team well enough, more focused on managing up rather than leading the team, lack of vision and leadership Promotion is based on who you know, merit based selection no longer exists Salary is low compare to other companies Too many restructure means you end up having career regression as oppose...

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    Advice to Management

    Spend time to get to know individuals in the team, Consider and value the actual contribution of all not just those who are good at self promotion,recognise the quality of the work Be open and transparent, just because you say it, doesn’t mean you are!

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-12-11
  4. "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits/work-life balance. Talented bunch of scientists.

    Cons

    Less career development opportunities internally.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to set priorities.

    GlaxoSmithKline2017-11-16
  5. "Be Prepared to Ride the Wave"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Missoula, MT

      I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      When the organization commits to something, they commit. If your projects become priorities, there will be support and desire for results. You will be surrounded by talented coworkers and the means to achieve your goals. When times are good the company will commit to developing the skills of the team.

      Cons

      There will be initiatives that are driven by people you have not met, and have not engaged with you honestly. They will be filtered down the management chain in a game of telephone where messages can be mixed. Many of these initiatives are harmless, well-intended and a few are useful. Some are layevoffs/reorgs with an uncomfortable amount of positive spin. Patience and serenity are required.

      Advice to Management

      Less is more. Changes will always be required, but do not rush into change for change sake. This underminds urgent efforts down the road. Be direct with your employees, they can take bad news and in my experience were able to innovate and invent around technical issues.

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-11-13
    • "Sr.Scientist"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Love the opportunities to learn and grow. The culture is very caring and about employee development both onsite and back to school opportunities for extended growth. Good life work balance. Overall, love working for such a great company.

      Cons

      no real cons. Overall having a great experience working for GSK.

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-10-09
    • "Moved Forward"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

      Pros

      Good work life balance

      Cons

      Poor personnel development and overly competitive. Management overlooks achievement

      Advice to Management

      Create a better work environment

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-10-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "GSK"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great atmosphere and culture... Award system is great... The science is top notch... Friendly people... Focused on development... Work on cutting edge targets

      Cons

      Salary is on the lower end... yearly rating system to determine bonuses is a forced distribution... laboratory equipment is outdated... going to smart lab

      Advice to Management

      Lose the forced distribution rating system

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-09-07
    • "Sr. Scientist"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Development opportunities for growth within department and outside

      Cons

      Lack of clear top down communication

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-09-09
    • "Senior Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Stevenage, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      High talented scientific environment, open to new technologies

      Cons

      Slow career progression, frequent reorganizations

      GlaxoSmithKline2017-06-11
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