Professional work enviornment with excellent training,compensation and benefits. Thoroughly enjoyed working with all of my coworkers.
Senior Executive Sales Representative (Former Employee), Reston, VA – April 23, 2013
Pros: managed my own territory and business plan that enabled me to develop strong relationships, i gained an extensive knowledge of pharmacology over a broad range of therapeutic areas
Cons: too many meetings that kept the sales force out of the field
After working in the medical industry for many years I found GLAXOSMITHKLINE to be one of the best as an industry leader in product development and research as well as compensation. It was a wonderful work enviornment that provided ongoing training in a professional enviornment. My customer base was primarily Specialist in the Northern Virginia area – more... and after years of being gone I still maintain relationships with many of my former clients and coworkers. The corporate culture was family friendly lending itself to a healthy work/life balance. – less
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee), Zebulon, NC – February 26, 2014
Quality control lab included duties such as standards and solutions, LIMS, glassware, Physical testing, Inhalations. Everyone in the lab was willing to share their knowledge to teach you something new.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative-CNS Division (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – February 24, 2014
This is the most professional training you can ever receive. Pharmaceuticals is well known for being difficult to get into but it is so worth it because the training is excellent and rolls over into any industry and can be used for pretty much any service or products you sell in the future. They make sure you learn your information and build your confidence! – more... Management is certain to be there for you and support you whenever you need it. Great company! – less
Young scientist of analytical chemistry (Former Employee), Zagreb, H21 – February 10, 2014
This was my first job after I graduated and head of the department of analytical chemistry kindly offered me the practice of four months in order to gain some work experience. I worked in the laboratory NMR, but mainly about the reports and paperwork, while my colleague taught me about the real work.
Senior Scientist (Former Employee), King of Prussia, PA – February 5, 2014
I worked for GSK for 13 years and chose to leave due to family needs. I was always well compensated and learned more than I ever thought possible. In that 13 years, I was promoted twice, which was fine. After my second promotion, there was no other progress for me without leaving my department and starting over in a new unit.
National Key Account Manager (Current Employee), Jeddah H.O – February 3, 2014
The position provide a wonderful opportunity for me to meet challenge. It is a position where my interpersonal and organizational skills, and profesional experience on business development, have been put to very productive and successful use.
I prefer to work in a tempest of activity and embrace challenges where solutions and problem-solving are necessary. – more... Organization is vital when balancing multiple projects and demands, and the ability to organize well has made my experience in the Sales Department much more rewarding. Perhaps the greatest asset I gained is the ability to work with many personalities and groups of people. – less
Associate Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Collegeville, PA – January 29, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers
Cons: excellent benefits
Spent the day cleaning and stocking of laboratory glassware, and the ordering of and supplying chemicals and specialized gases and common lab supplies. Learned valuable teamwork and safety skills. Worked closely with management. Worked closely with coworkers and trained temp workers. Spent a great deal of time doing labor intensive cleaning of glassware. I – more... enjoyed going to work and contributing to the development of new drugs to help others. – less
Senior Advisor - R&D Chief Regulatory Office (Current Employee), Upper Providence, PA – January 28, 2014
My experience at GSK has been amazing and more than I expected. The leadership team is very supportive and mission oriented. The corporate strategy and value system is one that sets a good example for the pharmaceutical industry and translates across business sectors.
2005 started the downward slide of GSK. Senior leadership was let go as a result of the tidal wave of lawsuits filed across the nation from state attorney generals. As a result of this litigation, that was signed in 2010/11 and resulted in a $3 Billion fine, GSK wiped out senior leadership and replaced the sales incentive system with a system of testing, – more... in the form of assessments in written and oral form. Essentially, replacing sales results for integrated rankings that are based on COTS, simulations, assessments, physician surveys and business unit profitability. – less