Rewarding performance

As a GSK employee, you are part of a company that celebrates your achievements and rewards your individual contribution to our business, and our success.

Recognizing our best performers who help deliver our strategic priorities in line with our values is the cornerstone of our reward philosophy.

We invest in your development and partner with you to save for the future. We recognize our geographically diverse workforce by designing reward packages that are tailored to your needs. We also support your health and wellness, as well as your family’s, no matter where you live.

What’s on offer?

As a global company, our reward packages are designed to meet the needs of our geographically diverse workforce. They are benchmarked against industry standards and relevant to your job, no matter where you live.

Our reward package includes:

  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus that rewards you for your individual contribution to our strategy, as well as business targets
  • Benefit programs designed to support you and your family, including access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programs which reward exceptional achievements
  • Share ownership schemes which link your reward to GSK’s longer term performance  
  • A performance and development program that helps you identify what you need to do, and the behaviors you need to demonstrate, to achieve success



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.

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) 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 GSK core contribution where GSK contributes 2% of you eligible pay into the 401(k) Plan account
  • After one year, enrolment in the company-paid Cash Balance Pension Plan, where the company contributes  5% of your eligible pay into an account that earns a pre-defined interest..
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.


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.

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