Working at GSK

We aim to create an inclusive, engaging working environment that encourages employees to contribute and help us achieve our strategic business objectives. Key to this is our investment in development, our approach to flexible working and our innovative safety, health and well-being programmes.

An inclusive environment is good for business because it brings different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles which enhance creativity and innovation. We employ close to 100,000 people in 115 countries worldwide.

Engaging and developing our employees

We aim for every GSK employee to feel engaged with their work and colleagues, and to understand the impact they have on delivery of our business objectives and performance. We know that one of the key motivators for our employees is that their contribution makes a positive impact on people’s lives – giving a real sense of purpose.

We offer all our employees a range of learning opportunities and tailored development programmes. For our employees to achieve sustainable high performance we encourage on the job learning through challenging project work, supported with more formal training programmes, mentoring and coaching, as well as employee volunteer opportunities through our PULSE programme.

Thinking flexibly about the way we work enables us to attract, retain and motivate critical talent groups. This includes formal arrangements such as flexible hours, part time working and job shares, as well as informal arrangements such as working from different locations.

Inclusion and diversity

Being an inclusive employer helps us attract, retain and motivate a workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate. We are committed to making employment at GSK accessible to people with disabilities and in 2012 we became the first private sector organisation in the UK to take part in the global Project Search initiative, which helps young people with learning disabilities make the transition from education to the world of work. In 2013, 12 students aged between 18 and 24 – all with learning disabilities – completed work experience at GSK to help them transition from education to work as part of our support for Project Search.

We are also committed to increasing the proportion of women and employees from emerging markets in management positions. We measure the proportion of women in management positions worldwide and the proportion of ethnic minority employees in the UK and USA.

Improving health, safety and resilience

We provide a healthy and safe environment for our employees. Our health and safety programmes enable employees to have healthier, safer lives at work and home. We provide preventative healthcare services, counselling support, coaching, resilience workshops and safety solutions that have a positive impact on people’s well-being, safety and productivity.

We want GSK to be an employer of choice. To achieve this we invest significantly in developing employees at every level from people in their early careers to those in senior management positions.