GlaxoSmithKline Employee Reviews

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Excellent Company to work for; Many extracurricolar and sporting activities available..
Investigator (Former Employee) –  Upper Providence, PADecember 4, 2016
An excellent state of the art company to work for. Very innovative
scientists to work with, with great resources for exploratory research
leading to novel products directed at human diseases. A good working culture with great people.
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had fun !! very convienientt location, and plenty of free employee parking, they had labs their and sometime lots of free food !!!!!
Systems Programmer / Mainframe Tester (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCNovember 30, 2016
great datacenter to work for,,it was just like the shops up on Wall St.
hours and location was very convienent !Also had tons of food outside labs, and the same in delaware,
Pros
loved systems work traveling to hot sites
Cons
short lived contract, loved systems work
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Stable and rewarding place to work
Service Owner (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCNovember 27, 2016
GSK is a rewarding place to work, with an extensive history of high quality products and research that saves lives. I learned after 27 years of work that there are opportunities for careers, co-workers were overall good to work with. The hardest part of the job was not knowing when pharmaceutical industry changes occurred and how that would impact my job. The most enjoyable part of the job was being appreciated for my work and being recognized through job promotions or career changes.
Pros
Employee benefits, competitive pay/bonuses
Cons
Health benefit fees seem to go up each year; many changes in environment restructuring common
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Good work/life balance
Director (Former Employee) –  RTPNovember 27, 2016
Stock on a steady decline.

Constant layoffs among US employees for the last 10+ years.

More hiring and advancement opportunities in developing countries.
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A very focused, supportive team structure as befit the role of a self-contained Phase I Clinical Trials Unit.
Sr. Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 20, 2016
The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit at the Presbyterian/UPenn campus was a complete, locked-down controlled environment for conducting safety and efficacy first-in -human studies of GSK pharmaceuticals mostly on healthy volunteers, although occasionally involving symptomatic patients.My experience there was unreservedly positive and pleasant. The full team worked as closely as any I had ever experienced resulting in a very caring, stimulating environment.
Pros
Close team environment
Cons
Corporate decision to close unit in 2002 ended all of the above positive experiences.
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Good place to work
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Conshohocken, PANovember 18, 2016
This company was a good place to work. Benefits were better than average. This was the type of job where you considered your co workers a second family.
Pros
Benefits and 401K
Cons
Company has been outsourcing
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Big Pharma, big ideas!
Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 16, 2016
Amazing company to work for. Flexible work option for employees' to achieve work/life balance; great health benefits, tuition reimbursement. Opportunities to grow, learn and advance.
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Immunization Sales
Immunization Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  IndianaNovember 15, 2016
Working in a competitive market, GSK had a wonderful product line and excellent resources to sell immunizations successfully and effectively. Work/Life Balance was amazing!
Pros
Work/Life Balance
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Family oriented
Receptionist, Receiving Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CANovember 2, 2016
The managers always have your back and everyone you work with feels like family. There is no room for climbing the corporate ladder as it is a small operation.
Pros
Occasionally has cook outs
Cons
Short lunches
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good company
Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 1, 2016
need to change compensation guidelines bonus not based on sales. Based on test and field visits with district manager. Contract ended to soon would have liked it to be longer.
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Good Company
Advanced Analytics Director (Current Employee) –  RTP, NCOctober 23, 2016
Good Company with great benefits. Culture has shifted in the past several years, seen company value it's emplyees and seen it not value it's employees. Lay offs and reorganizations are frequent.
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Fast pace and always something new to learn as projects changed.
Clinical Study Associate (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCOctober 6, 2016
Enjoyed working with sites. Training sites and helping them to achieve success on the project. Co-workers were willing to help each other, we all felt like family. We celebrated births, wedding and cried when someone lost a family member.
Pros
Hours worked per week
Cons
No assigned workspace.
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Work life balance
Pharmaceutical Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 6, 2016
You will be able to set your own schedule which is nice,. However the micro management sucks that you have to go through. Its all about numbers and that the bottom line
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Had several positions
Project Manager - Consultant (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCOctober 5, 2016
Had several positions while working at GSK and they were all good challenges. The managers were delightful to work for and the culture was diverse,domestic and overseas
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Good place to work.
Vaccine Contract Manager (Current Employee) –  Western United StatesOctober 3, 2016
Good place to work. Excellent products. Well-known by customers with a good external reputation.
Been around for years. Under a corporate integrity agreement.
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Very productive and career orianted workplace
Manufacturing cleaner (Former Employee) –  Oak Hill, NYSeptember 23, 2016
Great place to work for. Great co-workers. Very caring and helpful supervisors. Very safe place to work. All osha safety guidelines and company guidelines followed and respected to ensure a safe and productive work environment.
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Very good company to work
Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 19, 2016
Very good company to work. Great atmosphere. Great people. Great place. Learnt a lot. Please tell us more about working at this company in Your Review.
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no pros
Cons
no cons
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Great work-life balance
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 9, 2016
This job is great for someone who is looking for work-life balance and decent compensation, but not for someone with a background in consulting who is driven by original thinking.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Software Architect/Technical Lead (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 5, 2016
Good compensation, technically challenging projects, organized processes, ergonomic infrastructure, learned new technologies, decent gym and sporting activities options available too.
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It was nice
IT HELP DESK SUPPORT (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 3, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline was a entry level position that gave me the ability to use what I learned in school. The pay could have been better but it was a stepping stone for me.
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