Benefits and rewards

The single greatest source of competitive advantage for any company is its people. TotalReward is designed to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best people to do their best work.

TotalReward is underpinned by two key philosophies: pay for performance and sharing in our success. The link between individual performance and the success of GSK is at the heart of TotalReward.

TotalReward at GSK consists of:

  • Pay - Salary, bonus/incentive compensation, and recognition awards.
  • Shares & Savings - 401(k) retirement savings plan, stock ownership account, cash balance pension plan, financial planning and education, and long-term incentives for eligible employees.
  • Health & Life - Healthcare and other insurance coverages, an employee assistance program, dependent care resources, time off with pay, reimbursement programs, and corporate discounts.
  • Development - Performance and development planning.
  • Employee benefits

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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We offer competitive base salaries that are reviewed annually.


Bonuses are the main reward for performance, and are based on business achievement and individual performance.

Recognition awards

We also believe that it is important to recognize and reward special achievements and contributions by employees and teams.

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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Shares & Savings

Taking a partnership approach, we share with you the responsibility for saving for the future by offering a range of programs that enable you to plan around your individual needs. These include:

  • A flexible individual 401(k) retirement savings plan that offers before-tax savings in a traditional 401(k) and after-tax savings in a Roth 401(k), with Company matching contributions after one year.
  • After one year, a stock ownership account that automatically puts 2% of your eligible pay in the form of GSK stock into that account, which you may diversify at any time.
  • After one year, enrolment in the company-paid cash balance pension plan, which invests 5% of your eligible pay.
  • Eligible employees are granted GSK shares, as an incentive for them to contribute to and have a personal stake in our success.
  • A financial education program.

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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Health & Life

We want to be sure that you can balance your work and personal life, and to care for yourself and your family – whatever your circumstances.

Health & Life plans include:

  • Healthcare and other insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, vision, and long-term disability insurance, GSK prescription drugs covered at 100%).
  • A confidential employee assistance program.
  • Family support services to help planning for, and finding care for, your dependents – children and elderly relatives.
  • Paid vacation (typically three weeks per year) and 13 paid holidays, as well as paid time off for incidental and unforeseen needs, and short-term disability coverage.
  • Reimbursement programs to help with post-secondary education expenses, adoption assistance, and wellness programs.
  • Corporate discounts on many products and services, from eye care to long-term care insurance, theme parks, retail operations, as well as auto and home insurance.

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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Within GSK, Performance and Development Planning is the basis for how you establish your personal objectives and development priorities. Development enables you to see more clearly how your performance influences your TotalReward.

Development includes:

  • PDP: helps you identify what you need to do and the behaviors you need to demonstrate in order to achieve success, as well as the areas you need to develop to achieve greater reward.

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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Employee Benefits

GSK's US employment policies and actions, in areas such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoff, leaves of absence (including maternity/paternity), company-sponsored training, education, tuition reimbursement, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, genetic information, disability, or status as a covered veteran. In keeping with this commitment we offer domestic partnership benefits to eligible employees. Our employee benefit policies and programs are based on federal law.

This information is subject to change at the discretion of GSK.

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