GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley
Emma Walmsley
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  1. "Great Internship Experience in GSK"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    - Great Training Programme for newcomers - Acquired a wide variety of knowledge related to the pharmaceutical plant - Supportive supervisors

    Cons

    - Food options are limited

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  2. "Good team spirit"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - SA Executive 

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Strong team support and flexibility to get work done your way

    Cons

    Slow process and need to respect work life balance


  3. "Amazing work life balance"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance People are extremely understanding and respectful of your culture Autonomy to work on own development Collaborative and focus on improving all the time Great managers who empower employees to take ownership of their work Great benefits and office environment

    Cons

    MNC problem of having too many functions that don't talk to each other. Pay is average British culture is very consensus driven, long to make decisions

  4. "Good place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good values, less politics

    Cons

    Compensation not competitive, slow progression

  5. "Great company for someone who values family"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QC Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (Flexi benefit, family care leave, healthcare benefit), provides company transport at multiple locations

    Cons

    Lower salary as compared to similar industry (no transport allowance)

  6. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Singapore

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Purpose and values driven organization

    Cons

    Highly matrix and difficult to balance work and life depending on role

  7. "Alright"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Big Pharma make many monie. Every night after I finish work, I look to the heavens and I thank the stars I have a job in these mad times

    Cons

    Change is supposed to take you forward. But here, we go in circles.

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  8. "Good culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits and good culture

    Cons

    not that i can think of

  9. "Good culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time

    Pros

    Good culture overall Nice people People oriented

    Cons

    Work very hard with long hours

  10. "Good culture"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Like family, people are nice and work as a team

    Cons

    Targets are stretched and company pipeline was still far.

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