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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.9
78%
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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
804 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Professional development opportunities - Friendly working environment - team effort! - Great work/life balance - this is highly encouraged by the company

    Cons

    - Slow processes and systems (although getting better) - Limited career opportunities at lower levels

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-01-15
  2. "Occupational hygienist"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Hygienist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting & Varied and challenging in a world that can make a difference

    Cons

    Can be a difficult journey to bring others along

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees health and they will thank you for it and it shows they really matter

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-09-26
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cork

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits+ Good Salary + Lovely People

    Cons

    IT support can be slow

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-08-16
  4. "QC Analyst"

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, nice work culture

    Cons

    Low pay, under valued compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees on par with similar companies nearby to retain staff and talent.

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-07-21
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career development

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-05-07
  6. "Racism and discrimination is the norm!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dungarvan, Waterford
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Racism, favoritism, nepotism and discrimination is the norm!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of racist mannerisms!

    GlaxoSmithKline2019-03-03
  7. "Process Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Process Chemist in Carrigaline
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work enviroment in technical

    Cons

    Run by unions. Bad operators

    Advice to Management

    Appoint good scientists to senior positions

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-12-12
  8. "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Diverse global range of products enables a wide range of experience supporting various projects. A fostering environment built on trust.

    Cons

    As with many global organisations, the wheels of business can turn slowly with several levels of governance involved. Dependence on overloaded shared internal services can hamper progress.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the development portfolio and focus on key projects and products in development. Remove pinch points of overloaded shared internal services.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-10-18
  9. "Early talent falls through the cracks and innovation falls on deaf ears"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Global company - there's opportunity if you're willing to move & lots of people to learn from - Nice people - Work/life balance is valued, but is often used as an excuse not to do company engagement activities

    Cons

    - Interns, graduates and early talent recycled year on year - very little opportunity to progress - Systems and processes stifle progress - new ways of doing things are not appreciated - Some departments seem to have excess people while others are incredibly under resourced. - Inclusion and Diversity strategy seems to be in full swing in head office but nothing transfers over to Ireland. - Career development... and progression is next to non existent. Once people are in a job, that's where they stay forever - Employee engagement is all but forgotten - there are never any social events or staff activities. - Performance is deemed the most important of the company's three priorities while "innovation and trust" is pushed aside. If you're not performing at 100% every moment of the day, the company doesn't care about you. - The Irish business has only one priority - profit. If you're not making money for the company they will cast you aside.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember that early talent is your greatest asset. Programmes for career development are drastically needed. More transparency in decisions from management needed and clarity over where budgets and headcount are.

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-07-11
  10. "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. High level of responsibility and cross functional working. Great company culture with regular activities to engage employees.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to switch across roles

    GlaxoSmithKline2018-02-08
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