We crowdsource GlaxoSmithKline's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on GlaxoSmithKline's employee reviews and anonymous tips from GlaxoSmithKline employees.

GlaxoSmithKline Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

GlaxoSmithKline offers 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 8 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6
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Pharmaceutical Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Pharmaceutical industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 7 7
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 7 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 11 9
Maternity Leaves Taken at GlaxoSmithKline
    • Lady Springgarden
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Superduper
    • 7 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Transformation
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon1170
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Jake
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon1172
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon628
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Squeak
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Ireland
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
GlaxoSmithKline Maternity Leave Comments
  • "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)." - Lady anon1170
  • "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." - Madam Justmomof3
  • "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." - Lady Babby
  • "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." - Madam Squeak
  • "Glaxo Smith Kline offers $25,000 lifetime IVF treatment maximum. They use standard pre-authorization and lifetime medication maximum is limited, but limitations vary. Their plan will refuse to cover PGS testing, but will not exclude any clinic." - Anonymous
  • "Beginning January 1, 2017, biological mothers will continue to be eligible for 6-8 weeks of paid time off under GSK's STD (short term disability) plan following the delivery of a child, plus 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave, for a total of 14-16 weeks paid time off." - Anonymous
  • "Fathers, adoptive parents and partners will now be eligible for 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave for a total of 8 weeks paid time off." - Anonymous

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