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Our culture

Finding a culture that is right for you is a crucial part of identifying a new role in a company where you can thrive.

Our culture is driven by performance, because we know that if we perform at our best we can fulfil our purpose of helping people do more, feel better and live longer.

We enhance performance by creating an environment of belonging, supporting your health and wellbeing, and encouraging your continuous development. It’s all part of the deal we make with you when you work here – we want you to fulfil your potential and accomplish great things, so we need to support you to do so.

At GSK we focus on what matters most to our people, this means managers helping employees to be themselves, feel good and keep growing, in ways that work for them.

Be you

Because we all bring something unique and when we combine our knowledge, experience and styles together, the impact is incredible.

Feel good

Because when we focus on our wellbeing and we have the flexibility to manage our lives, we can thrive and do great things both at work and at home.

Keep growing

Because our world is constantly changing so we must take every opportunity to learn and develop. When we grow as individuals we grow as a business.

Be you

We’re over 94,000 people, perspectives, cultures, experiences and lives and we’re committed to creating an environment where everyone can grow to achieve to their full potential. For us, that means putting inclusion at the forefront and challenging any barriers that get in the way.

We have four Global Diversity Councils (covering disability, ethnicity, gender and LGBT+) and 13 Employee Resource Groups around the world, all supporting our inclusion and diversity agenda. Our Employee Resource Groups are made up of over 10,000 passionate voluntary members and cover all areas of diversity.

Hear from some of our employees about the work of our Employee Resource Groups and the forum they provide to our employees.

We have committed to a long-term objective to increase gender diversity at all levels. Our 2022 goal is to have over 37% female representation in senior roles.

We are also focused on promoting LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) inclusion throughout the organisation. Our goal is to be acknowledged in global LGBT+ indices and for two consecutive years (2019/20) we have been recognised by LGBT+ rights group, Stonewall, as a Top Global Employer.

Feel good

Our business is health; and protecting our people’s health and wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re committed to helping our employees stay safe and feel good at work and at home. Our Partnership for Prevention programme provides access to preventative healthcare to our employees and their families in 127 markets. To date, it’s benefited 172,366 people by giving access to 125,414 services.

We also offer exciting ways for our people to take control of their health, manage their energy levels and adopt healthy behaviours. In 2019, more than 15,000 employees took part in our energy and resilience programmes. While, collectively, our people took more than 20 billion steps in the 2019 Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, giving us the title of the Most Active Organisation for the fourth year running.

We care about your mental wellbeing as much as your physical wellbeing. That’s why we offer access to counselling to support employees dealing with personal or professional issues that are affecting their wellbeing, and why we have launched ‘Mental Health Matters’ training for line managers, helping them to increase their awareness, skills and knowledge so they can better support their teams.

Watch some of the ways we look after our colleagues and their families.

Keep growing

For us, career development is not defined solely by promotion and advancement, it’s about building experience and capability. We encourage and support you to own your own development throughout your career through formal and informal initiatives.  

See how this approach works in practice from some of our people.

All of our people have access to our 'Keep growing campus', a new development portal with resources that match their roles, development needs and interests. It means that they can choose the right tools and resources to help them achieve their ambitions.

We have a strong focus on leadership development and in 2019 we piloted a new development programme with 845 of our leaders. This year we’re rolling it out across the company in support of continued investment in progression for our leadership.

Our Early talent programmes are established across the world and help us develop talented students, graduates and postgraduates from the very beginning of their careers. This year we have 799 people on our graduate and MBA programmes globally and 398 Apprenticeships running across the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Singapore and Belgium.