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Anonymous shared this review of GlaxoSmithKline on Jan 5th, 2018
"Usually, a good company for women, although it depends on your boss."
Anonymous shared this review of GlaxoSmithKline on Nov 1st, 2017
"Balanced family professional policies but not top of the tier ."
Anonymous shared this review of GlaxoSmithKline on Feb 15th, 2017
"Work smart and ensure you make it into the talent program."
Anonymous shared this review of GlaxoSmithKline on May 20th, 2016
"Known significant discrepancy between male/female compensation for employees with the same title at my site"
Anonymous shared this review of GlaxoSmithKline on May 6th, 2016
"It depends on management. I saw women be able to get flex schedules but get penalized for it in the end. "
"Generally women are treated fairly, but not seen as suitable for leadership roles (compared to men) once they have children"
"opportunities to promote"
"Extremely Male dominated. Football culture. If you do not support the right team then you will not be promoted... oh and be a man as well."
"It's an old boys club. Women are in support roles, mostly. It is hard to be promoted, and though the performance evaluations are constant, they are completely subjective. Unless you have a good advocate, you won't get anywhere. There is a lot of stigma associated with taking time off for any reason, and kids are no exception. Maternity leave policy is minimal -- 6w paid, 6w unpaid, past these 12 weeks (mandated by FMLA), unpaid time off is at your manager's discretion. There is little obvious chauvinism --- sensitivity training worked. But the women are definitely second class citizens. For both women and men -- talent development is only for the select few and the HR is there to protect and support upper management."
"Overall its a great company. I get paid well and have good benefits. The only bad thing is how political it is. To move up or to be recognized is dependent on who you know. A new person really needs to make an impact to get noticed and the impact can't be something the leadership team dislikes."
"Increase in diverse hires. Accessibility to promotion for driven employees--regardless of gender. Generous maternity and paternity leave. Flexible schedule, generous perks and pay (bonus structure)."
"Challenging for two-income families"
"Slow pace, lots of red tape. The company seems to be very flexible with a good work/life balance but the politics are horrible. I have never heard of anyone getting fire therefore incompetence is compounding. Promotions are based on politics. Pay and benefits are excellent though."
"Flexibility is good here but all other benefits like subsidized childcare and maternity leave are nonexistent. Women do advance but only so far it seems. In my dept all of the senior level directors are men."
"Extremely male dominated, heavy good ole boy politics"
"A lot of women work here, however most senior leader roles held by men. This is starting to change (on purpose) which is creating negative feelings with some men who feel some women are getting promoted only because they are women. Great work/life balance that both men and women take advantage of. No maternity leave; it is Short Term Disability coinciding with FMLA and 6 weeks are paid. You can extend your leave with unpaid FMLA and any vacation days."
"Touted s a great place for working moms but flexibility varies greatly by department. It comes down to your manager or department. Raises seem to be the same across the board, now matter how hard you work. This year forced distributions for reviews/ bonuses took effect, making it a nightmare to duke out and put a certain percentage of people in the "not achieving expectations" category. Some belonged there while others had poor managers that wouldn't advocate for them. I am not saying this to be bitter as I ended up on the better end but I saw what it did to morale and we have lost a lot of good workers while retaining not so great managers."
"I have worked here for 17 years. I have an 11yo and 8yo. A large company like this did afford me flexibility with raising children. I could be flexible with my working hours and I was lucky enough to work for many managers who were open to working from home when there were sick kids or doctors appt etc. The advice I would get my self 17 year ago is to be more proactive with my career progression. I spent too many years waiting for my managers to promote me or hand me the next opportunity. I have learned now, that I need to find the next opportunities for myself by networking and paying attention to the areas of growth."
"Although you may find people that treat you differently when you have kids, I have only had wonderful experiences and lots of support."
"Our CEO is a courageous and visionary leader. Seems he's headed the company in the right direction for the long haul, which is not only healthy for the company but because it's being done for healthy reasons, great for women too. The challenge is middle mgmt - still some who manage as their fiefdoms. Probably the current restructuring will shake that up further. It remains to be seen where things will land. Posted Mar 2015."
"I was laid off in a reduction in force. Still trying to get back there. Loved this company and the benefits . Severance package was generous."
"in many functional areas women are shut out of leadership positions. Look closely at the LT membership before joining a functional area."
"I think that there is a huge disconnect between the "corporate culture" --what could be--and the "company culture" -- what I experience on a daily basis. I have always been in the field. The company culture is determined in the front seat of your car, one-on-one with your manager. I have heard stories of OUTRAGEOUS thinks that my current sales manager has said to women. However...nothing is in writing, nothing can be documented. It's "he said/she said". The women have gotten nice severance packages...but he's still here. In sales, the culture is set by your sales manager. This company looks great at the top!!! I'm really encouraged by everything I hear from Senior Leadership! I just wish I worked for that company on a daily basis...."
"They are very supportive of women in the company, but a lot of the women have been there a very long time and do not take well or play well with new comers who are not hand picked by them."