GlaxoSmithKline
4.2 (82)
HQ: Brentford, Middlesex
http://www.us.gsk.com/

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

On average, employees at GlaxoSmithKline give their company a 4.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest GlaxoSmithKline employees are Sales Representatives submitting an average rating of 4.3 and Senior Sales Representatives with a rating of 3.6.

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Average Rating
(based on 51 GlaxoSmithKline Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.0
Growth Opportunities 3.7
People You Work With 4.5
Person You Work For 4.2
Rewards You Receive 4.1
Support You Get 4.2
Way You Work 4.3
Work Setting 4.2
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82 GlaxoSmithKline Company Reviews and Ratings


Investigator
Posted 2 months ago in Collegeville, PA

"I feel like I make a difference in the lives of countless people throughout the globe. My job is rewarding on many levels, and I feel like I'm fairly compensated for my effort."

Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Developer Analyst
Posted 3 months ago in Italy, TX

"Gsk is a strong company specialized in pharmaceutical research."

Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5

Average GlaxoSmithKline Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $4
Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in Philadelphia, PA

"The company is currently focusing efforts to transform itself to flexible sourcing for providing all of the IT needs. Not sure how this will work out but I do wish them the best."

Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5

Common Words Used To Describe Working at GlaxoSmithKline

"great people"
3 Reviewers
"middle management"
3 Reviewers
Business Analyst
Posted 4 months ago in Philadelphia, PA

"I've worked for GlaxoSmithKline since 1998. As a leader in the industry the organization is customer centric in business approaches. This ability to translate the needs to valuable pharma and health products supports GSK's commitment to improving the quality of human life; this way individuals can do more, feel better and live longer. In the United States, GSK is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA"

People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 5 months ago in King of Prussia, PA

"Incredibly weak leadership, VERY political, personality driven environment. How/who gets promoted is mysterious and based on connections, rather than capability or skill set. If you do not enjoy a&&-kissing, probably not a good choice for you. Company has an extremely disposable attitude toward employees - downsizings are frequent and brutal. Higher level - VP, etc positions are sweet, if you can get them but very hard to do, if you are not a subject of the crown."

Company Culture 1 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Way You Work 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in Peru, IN

"A good company, with good people and strong values. Full commitment with public health and people's benefit, and also good talent review and talent management policies. I'm working 6 years and is such a great experience and challenge every day, with full support in a local and international level."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Designer
Posted 8 months ago in Warren, MI

"I worked for Aerotek Inc. until 2002 and have loved every minute of it. A great company that takes care of their employees. I was compensated very well and would love nothing more than to return to their company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Service Consultant
Posted 8 months ago in Poland, NY

"This is a good company if you have zero positions of experience in your CV. Gives the impression how work in big place looks like. Hard to become a perm worker, hard to get promotion, but if you achieve it remember - grade change does not mean better salary (it could be even worse). Impossible to have external training (constant budget cuts), impossible to travel - no one can go."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Work Setting 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Agent
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

"These people do NOT have it together at all. They tend to lie and manipulate."

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"The office was kind of nice, but you don't actually work there. I wouldn't say there was really anything to make it worth working for them."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Avoid interviewing with them like the plague. They will lie to you about compensation, positions, requirements, etc. They only have low level/base jobs and try to make you think you're getting a great deal, when this is not the case."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"The agents lie to the potential employees, do not respond in timely fashions to emails, do not answer their phones, and do not assist their employees in any imaginable way."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get recruiters who know what they are doing, rather than girls who look cute in skirts."

Support You Get 1 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Person You Work For 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5
Sales Executive
Posted last year in Dallas, TX

"I loved working with Glaxo. I had great partners."

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I learned a great deal from my boss and my coworkers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have positive and upbeat personalities with a mind for science and the drive to exceed goals."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I cannot say anything bad about the company or my team."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Just keep up the positive motivation and support for the sales team."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Scientist
Posted last year in Durham, NC

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I liked my co-workers, my supervisor, and the laboratory environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident and ready to talk about your analytical skills. Be prepared to write about those skills. Get ready to talk to many people at various levels about your experiences."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I did not like the instability of the environment at the end."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide more opportunities for advancement/compensation when project teams are successful."

Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Senior Computer Operator
Posted last year in Norristown, PA

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I like the very friendly environment, and it is a best company to work for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is very good. Sometimes you need internal support for hiring. It depends where you are applying."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I did not see any reason for not working for this company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My suggestions to management are simple: take a stand for your employee."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
SQL Developer
Posted 2 years ago in Morrisville, NC

"Technically challenging, with minimal daily pressure."

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"It is a true team environment without micromanagement or loss of autonomy throughout."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They are an extremely employee-friendly company, with incredible benefit programs for workers and dependants."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"I dislike that the layout of campus is not close to parking, and there is very little orientation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest more subordinate interaction and work place feedback on environment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Creative Services Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Philadelphia, PA

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"The company is made up of great people, salary, and benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Overall, GlaxoSmithKline is an excellent company with internal politics just like all large companies. Just be aware."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"There are too many issues related to internal politics that affect production and performance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Develop a process to weed out management with personal agendas."

Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Person You Work For 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Systems Engineer
Posted 2 years ago in San Jose, CA

"It is a great contractor company, and very understanding of a newcomer's questions."

What do you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"The managers are both very nice and very quick to answer, and very competent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be honest about what you have and what you want. It will help them in finding what is best for you."

What don't you like about working at GlaxoSmithKline?

"There is really nothing I could say against this company."

Way You Work 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5