GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 20 Dec 2020

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, hard-working staff Staff shop Annual conference Established, globally recognised brand Many chances to be promoted - this is due to high turnover however

    Cons

    Poor culture & high turnover - when leadership asked what they were doing to address this, their answer was "we have implemented a HR policy around this" Lack of leadership - most of senior leadership have left in past two years - draw your own conclusions why - as a result, lack of direction from leadership team on tough decisions Short-term focus by leadership to chase unrealistic targets. This has lead to under-resourcing at the expense of brand equity and employee happiness caused by crippling workloads Poor work/life balance in many teams due to employees leaving and this being absorbed as a 'saving' instead of the position being filled Technology is caught in the past decade - needs to catch up

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    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    May 3, 2018deborah.k.frutos@gsk.com

    Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are pleased you have had some positive experiences with GSK, however it is very concerning to us that you have found aspects of our culture and leadership to be less than favourable. We take this feedback very seriously and encourage you to contact us via our speak up channel here to give us more details: https://www.tnwgrc.com/gsk/main.htm

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Brand Manager"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary package, well-known international brand for future career prospects (GSK is not a forever home), training opportunities and professional development

    Cons

    Incredibly long working hours, temperamental leadership team who value $ over people (typical drug company), stressful work environment for little reward, self-promoting corporate environment, non supportive of working parents / awful work-life balance (expect 14 hour days and weekends to work)

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    GlaxoSmithKline Response

    May 3, 2018deborah.k.frutos@gsk.com

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It’s clear from your review that during your time working at GSK you had many more challenges than positive experiences and this is something we take seriously. We would encourage you to contact us via our speak up line here which will help us better understand your experiences and how we can improve the experience for all employees: https://www.tnwgrc.com/gsk/main.htm


  3. "Working in GSK is like going to a jungle"

    2.0
     

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Great benefits; I can think of anything else.

    Cons

    Too much pressure , no work life balance. Too much expectations from the management. Too much office politics. Management practice is non leadership by example. Some doesn't care about the people they will cross just to be on the upper ladder

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  4. "Its been fantastic"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Logistics Manager 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    The values are great. Great work environment

    Cons

    Work life balance can be better

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  5. "Changing Times at GSK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good set of People to work with interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    No work life balance, senior management culture lack empathy, political environment, very hard to change anything

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  6. "Sales Rep Salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, Benefits, Culture, Car, Telephone

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance, It takes long time to grow internally

  7. "In flux"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, past record of job stability, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Slow to promote; decreasing work life balance

  8. "Could be better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Big company involved in big changes and challenges that open opportunities and new positions.

    Cons

    Continous change makes waste a lot of energy and effort behind building every time again from scratch. poor work life balance.

  9. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Operating Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Good management and rewards package

    Cons

    Work life balance and opportunity