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Good workplace
Finance - Financial Planning and Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  Zebulon, NCAugust 20, 2017
Good family work place environment, corporate culture too many hands involved to make one approval, small teams so work was overwhelming at times, teamwork.
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Large Pharma Company
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  TennesseeAugust 17, 2017
Large Pharma Company. Benefits of working for a large Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. Good product line. Some very good people at all levels of the company.
Pros
Very good benefits.
Cons
Large Pharma
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You were rewarded for hard work
Sr. Administrative Asst. - Corp. Communications (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 14, 2017
I've been fortunate to work with people I respected at GSK and still have a relationship with. I would have stayed but I took a buy-out. Most of my fondest work memories were there.
Pros
Yearly Bonuses
Cons
None
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Intern (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCAugust 11, 2017
Great! It was a fantastic experience and a great company overall. My manager was excellent and very patient. The legal department was family oriented and created a great culture.
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Lead Clinical Study Specialist (Former Employee) –  Upper Providence, PAAugust 10, 2017
Very good environment, friendly coworkers. Lots of parking. Secure location. Helpful staff in the IT department. Lots of opportunity for physical activity.
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Great Benefits and Compensation
Inspection Readiness Lead (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 9, 2017
GSK provided a level of autonomy in my job that helped me be more productive despite the 'BigPharma' bureaucracy challenges. Great benefits too! Top management seemed to enjoy their power a little too much and wouldn't always listed to those in the trenches, but lower management was great.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Uncertain Job Security
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long term managers needed to go
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Athens, GAAugust 8, 2017
it was a job that a high school kid could have done. No need for a college degree. The read from a sales slick and physicians hated when managers came in with us. The culture was still back in the 80's or so when sales reps could get multiple accounts on the golf course, yet wonder why in the 2000's we couldnt get the same sales quota's
Pros
free car and gas
Cons
unrealistic expectations
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executive administrative assistant
Regional Executive Administrator/Meeting Planner (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 7, 2017
worked with VP and 12 managers on daily needs for region. 150 people worked in region, meeting planner for region(while living in Dallas) setup air travel, speakers, all details concerning area meeting rooms and individual needs (meals, travel, expenses).
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Vaccines Specialist (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 7, 2017
A typical work day is taking inbound and outbound calls. Selling GSK products to physicians, nurse, and office managers. Giving great customer service to customers.
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Ground breaking products
Executive Medical Center Representative (Former Employee) –  Berks County, PAAugust 7, 2017
Overall a good company but when I left in 2007 they had a week product funnel. Their respiratory products were unrivaled. They changed how millions of people worked and played by helping them breath better.
Pros
Great products
Cons
In the end you had to watch your back or get fired
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Great place to work
Packaging Mechanic (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 7, 2017
Great place to work. Great benefits with good pay. Location not the safest places to work but they have good security and a gated lot. Taking away the four ten hour days and going to five eight hour days was the only negative part about job.
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Great organization to learn about the FMCG industry
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Eastern IndiaAugust 6, 2017
I did my summer internship in GSK.

• Worked with Distributor sales representative, understood the working procedure, sales call style, challenges faced by them.

• Worked with Merchandiser and understood their working style. Depot visit studied the distribution method and channels.

• Suggested two models regarding case lot sizing of Point of sales materials. Observed the difficulties in the market and prescribed suggestions accordingly.

Understood the FMCG industry working process and the various level of sales and BTL activities
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Competitive selling environment
Pharmaceutical Sales Professional, DC (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 4, 2017
Constantly growing newly launched products while adjusting to ever changing realignments. Full support of existing products. 10 calls on physicians per day. Friendly team members.
Pros
data base of customers, company vehicle
Cons
lots of "busy" work, constant realignments
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Senior Executive Oncology Account Manager (Former Employee) –  RemoteAugust 4, 2017
It was a great career while at GlaxoSmithKline. I had some terrific managers that were very supportive of career aspirations. When they decided to go with customer surveys for "incentive compensation", this was a disaster. It was time to move on.
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Finance Group is still in stone age
Sr. Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Collegeville, PAAugust 2, 2017
Perception is key in the finance group. very antiquated processes, no project accounting, all manual. The other groups (technical) provide a much better atmosphere. Finance can work in non-finance groups, that is a plus considering the finance culture.
Pros
Environment, location
Cons
old school mentality
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Poor morale
Hospital Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 25, 2017
In 2009 the company changed the comission stucture. From sales numbers to behaviors. Very subjective.
The workplace culture was low morale bc of how the quarterly bonus structure was taken away after a fine from the FDA and office of OIG.
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Long hours, but great pay
Finance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 24, 2017
Would recommend for experience, but not for culture. Many initiatives were required, however management did not walk the talk. Management did not support subordinate training.
Pros
Holiday pay
Cons
Long hours, Lack of management support, unrealistic time frames
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Sweatshop
Blender Operator (Former Employee) –  St. LouisJuly 24, 2017
Bad management . Always changing schedules not allowing the schedule to take place . Too much forced overtime . Always changing schedules with little or no knowledge .
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long hours . Management does not have your best interest in mind .
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A lot of structural changes
District Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 18, 2017
Good job if you don't have any aspirations to move up and you are ok with people trying to walk all over you to get to the top. But as long as you can put your head down and do your work, you should be fine.
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Great company with strong values, overly bureaucratic
Group Director, US Medical Information (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCJuly 18, 2017
Strong values that set company apart from industry peers. Internal decision making is too bureaucratic and stifled due to the impact of "bad" decisions on bonus potential, promotion opportunities (vertical and horizontal) and possible job security. Rarely do people make "bad" or "poor" decisions, often there are multiple ways to solve problem. As such, some "decisions" are evaluated as "bad" instead of "different" and are called out on performance appraisals. This leads to low productivity, low morale and hesitance to innovate or try new approaches.
Pros
Great pay, benefits, working conditions
Cons
Bonus system, management decision making hierarchy
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