Life at GSK

We take on some of the biggest healthcare challenges in the world to deliver results that matter, improving hundreds of millions of lives in the process. 

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We are a focused biopharma company with strong momentum and big ambitions: to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together


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We recruit and develop outstanding people - people who believe in our purpose, live our culture and want to help us achieve our ambition. We expect managers to motivate, focus, develop and care for their teams, and we recognise, celebrate and reward success. 

Above all, we create a place where people can grow, be their best, be safe, and feel welcome, valued and included.

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Ambitious for patients

Ambitious for patients

We stay focused on delivering what matters most, faster and better. By prioritising our resources, we can invest in innovation and growth to drive performance.

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Accountable for impact

Accountable for impact

We take ownership of our objectives and hold ourselves and our high-performing teams accountable for the results we achieve. We give everyone space and support to succeed.

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Do the right thing

Do the right thing

We act with care and integrity because people count on us. This means taking personal responsibility to do the right thing, always. This helps create a diverse, inclusive workplace where every voice is heard, and each of us play an active role in creating a thriving environment.

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What’s your angle?

Our film series brings together our people from teams across the world to discuss the issues that matter across the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion, and explore their different perspectives.

Working together stories


Working together

Meet Fiona: improving health and wellbeing through nature

15 June 2022

Working together

Meet Andy: how a life-changing diagnosis changed his career

10 June 2022

Working together

Meet Tim: valuing neurodiversity in Global Health

10 June 2022

Working together

Meet Mark and Giuseppe: working to reduce our carbon footprint

10 June 2022

Working together

Meet Ted and Nicola: making our medicines industrially greener

10 June 2022

Working together

Meet Cammy, Andrew and Fiona: helping to combat climate change

10 June 2022

Flexible and life-friendly working

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Our personalised approach to work enables colleagues to have more choices about how they work to meet both their personal needs and the needs of our business. Through regular check-in conversations, managers discuss with colleagues how they can thrive in all aspects of their lives and deliver their best work at GSK, supported by a range of life-friendly policies. These policies include more formal arrangements such as flexible hours, part-time working and job shares, as well as informal arrangements such as working from different locations. Performance with Choice, our version of hybrid working, supports people in relevant roles to agree the best way we can all work together, with a balance of time spent on-site and off-site. While 2-3 days per average week in the office is the general rule, specific policies regarding workplace attendance vary across countries.

Our health and wellbeing benefits support our people through different life stages and are fair and inclusive. These include:

  • a new global minimum standard of 18 weeks’ parental leave for primary and secondary carers for all forms of family
  • a new global minimum standard of up to four weeks’ paid leave for care of a family member, for end-of-life or serious health emergencies
  • insured benefits to include same sex partners, wherever possible
  • a new financial wellbeing service and mental health training – available to everyone

Additionally, in the UK we’ve introduced enhanced benefits under our ‘Becoming a Parent’ policies, available to all employees, regardless of length of service.

To find out more about our commitments and the progress we’re making on our aspirational targets, take a look at our Annual Report.

To learn more about our flexible and life friendly work see our guidance here.

Rewarding your hard work

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Our people have risen to the challenge of getting ahead of disease together. We will equip you with everything you need to succeed – and reward your hard work.

Our rewards package includes:

  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Access to healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, savings programmes, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programmes that reward exceptional achievements

 Take control of your career

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At GSK, we offer everyone the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues. Our culture inspires people to do things better and faster – so we can all thrive while doing our best work.

We are empowered to take charge of our own development throughout our career. We do this through a blend of on-the-job experience and formal and informal learning. This includes coaching, mentoring, and training programmes. In 2023 we spent an estimated average of £860 per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee on training and development. Additionally, we estimate, that on average, each employee (FTE) partook in 21.5 hours of training and development.

We also encourage our colleagues to take responsibility for their objectives, make agile decisions, take smart risks, and listen and act on constructive feedback. These actions improve our performance consistently and help us be conscious of the impact we create.

Taking care of our people

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Our culture is about giving everyone space and support to succeed, learn and grow so we can achieve our ambition. It’s about providing everything you need to be and perform at your best – both mentally and physically.

Whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites or offices, we make sure every space is a safe, inclusive and caring environment. By encouraging our colleagues to take personal responsibility to do the right thing, everyone in the room plays an active role in being inclusive.

Our range of health and wellbeing programmes and support services will help you be healthier, inspired and energised both at work and at home. It’s important to us that each of our colleagues is truly well, happy and have the confidence to be themselves.