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GlaxoSmithKline

4.2
  • #4 in Engineering, R&D and manufacturing
  • > 100,000 employees

GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Based on 27 surveyed graduates working at GlaxoSmithKline. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.2
Based on 27 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The people you work with and the relationships you have the opportunity to develop.
  • The support that I have received right from the start. And the opportunities that I have presented to me.
  • It is truly values-based and therefore draws people who have a genuine desire to improve people's health and lives.
  • Lovely culture and people. Everyone is supportive and encouraging. The work can be quite challenging which aids with development.
  • AT the end of the day I go home knowing we made a positive impact on people's lives.
  • You need to be quite persistent in order to gain exposure to other areas of the business outside your department.
  • The matrix is quite large, so it can be difficult to know who to consult with. Some processes seem overly complicated.
  • Out-dated IT systems ensure some administrative activities are time consuming.
  • Large number of meetings to work around.
  • Some parts of the role was very administrative and was tedious but necessary at times.

What Insiders Say

6.8
Career Prospects
6.8
Career Prospects
It really does depend on the job openings and then how good you are at your job. If you work hard enough and develop yourself well enough and opportunities open up, there is a good chance you will succeed in moving up.
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
GSK has a strong partnership with Save the Children and we have undertaken many fundraisers throughout the year. Once a year, the employees offer a day to help out the community - for example, my team and I volunteered at an Op-shop, helping to clean out storage and sort and fold clothes.
8.6
Culture
8.6
Culture
Culture is very site and team dependent. As a manufacturing site, the day-to-day pressures can be high and breed a culture of selfishness and negativity. In my particular team, the culture is rather positive. This is probably an artefact of the middle management style.
8.1
Diversity
8.1
Diversity
GSK is very diverse and encourages acceptance of all employees. For example pride parades advertisements are circulated. There are standing desks for employees with back troubles.
8.3
Satisfaction
8.3
Satisfaction
All employees are treated as equals and able to work on real-life task benefitting not only the business but the community.
8.4
Management
8.4
Management
Managers are friendly and always accessible. They are not secluded from the area you're in and are always about. They're easy to just walk up to and ask questions. Recognition is always given at weekly meetings where everyone is encouraged to recognise one another.
7.8
Office Work Environment
7.8
Office Work Environment
Open plan space which makes it easy to talk to everyone. There is are coffee machines, tea/hot chocolate/chai lattes can also be made. Close to transport. Business casual dress code and smart casual Fridays.
6.8
Recruitment
6.8
Recruitment
The interview process consisted of C.V screening, psychometric testing, video interview, assessed presentation and behavioural interview. Motivational, career aspirations, behavioural and technical questions. Research the company thoroughly and to think of examples of when you have demonstrated specific skills.
7.1
Salary
7.1
Salary
No bonus opportunities for interns. There are awards interns can receive which add $50-$250 to monthly pay. Daily fruit box Free exercise classes My discounts reward card for cheaper movie tickets and AFL.
8.4
Training
8.4
Training
Excessive at times, included online and in person training Communication skills, excel and database skills , familiarity with processes.
7.9
Work Hours
7.9
Work Hours
Flexible and understanding.
6.1
Sustainability
6.1
Sustainability
I do not know enough on this topic to comment.