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
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 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.
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
too many meetings that kept the sales force out of the field
Manager, Process Improvement (Former Employee) – Collegeville, PA – December 1, 2015
Great company to work for with outstanding benefits, great pay, but going through tough times and trying to turn things around. They're making bold changes in their business models and focusing on the what can bring value to their customers and shareholders, and taking the high road on any litigation claims, a very admirable thing. Undergoing many layoffs now through their Transformation program, but the short term pain will hopefully result in long term benefit. Great people and coworkers committed to the cause, even in the face of the challenging times, always maintaining a professional demeanor.
Good pay, great benefits
Layoffs, strained morale and resources, work-life balance suffering
High motivated company, focusing on goals and the human being
Medical Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Puerto Rico – November 10, 2015
Daily work is to reach target customers to search for concerns and give tools with available and prove materials to help them to fulfill it. With this kind of perspective they share and give our daily tools to do our work, help us to understand the changing atmosphere of their work. Additionally, when they raised a flag, drive the concern to the departments in charge and get better results. To be open, be attempted of what they are expressing, do the correct questions get an excellent results for me and the company. The hardest part of the job could be materials limitation or coverage of products, but didn’t stop me to give answer thru patient support programs approved by the company, reducing the sense of it. When looking forward the enjoyable part of doing this job is to see I’m helping people to get a better quality of life, esteem and other areas.
Good people, good benefits, good salaries, respectful, competitive and cooperative global interaction. Loved working with them, unfortunately the site was relocated to another state, but the experience to work there was the best I have ever had.
People are respected and treated as humans working, not robots
Sales-Vaccines (Former Employee) – Southern US – September 13, 2015
GSK has an excellent benefits package including company car, cell phone, expense account and top of the line medical/dental insurance. Unfortunately, over the past 5 years the culture has changed drastically and there is a lot of uncertainty and resentment at the way people are treated. Forced distribution of performance ratings makes it next to impossible to reward, recognize and retain top talent. People are not empowered, and the sales organization operates in fear. There is more interest in making your Regional VP/District Manager/Stakeholders look good vs. working together as a team to help customers. There is also a blatant lack of credibility of senior management. I loved my job and was proud of GSK until recently.
Excellent benefits and compensation
Poor work life balance, limited opportunities for advancement
Very valuable experience, working for top company in the world
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Praha, ST – January 13, 2016
Working for GSK gave me a new view on business and work ethic. It was a privilege to work for such a top and important company. It is one of the largest pharma companies in the world and the work environment was very healthy and frindly.
Overall this is not a bad place to work. What use to be called Human Genome Sciences has become Glaxo Smith Kline. The buyout sent everyone packing and on to different adventures. The benefits are great; they offer 401k, pension, and 100% tuition reimbursement. It's been difficult for the site to keep employees because of poor management. The most enjoyable part of my job is being with the people I work with everyday. Another great thing is the attention GSK has on safety. There are lots of visual signs and updates throughout the halls called status boards which help keep everyone accountable for being safe in whatever environment they work in. All in all it'll work for now but the future ,I'm not sure.
A company with great benefits and a challenging environment that offered advancement
Advantage Sales &Marketing (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 24, 2015
The company was very good at hiring employees who were qualified and very good at building power teams. They recognized a job well done and was not short of praising those efforts. They also had great benefits and the ability to advance within was well supported.
Helped me develop as a manager, a designer, and a coworker.
Packaging and Multimedia Designer (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – July 23, 2015
My typical day working at GSK involved prioritizing and executing client requests. It was never boring. I learned a lot about corporate culture. I had been familiar with design studios but GSK was very different. It was slow and bureaucratic. Most of my coworkers were nice and friendly. Some people had a difficult time keeping politics and personal beliefs out of the workplace. The hardest part of the job was feeling like my regional manager didn't care about us. And the most enjoyable part of working at GSK was the friends and coworkers that I met along the way.
Excellent compensation, organized, helped me grow as a professional
Corporate bureaucracy, creativity stifled by procedure
QC GMP MONITOR (Current Employee) – Marietta, PA – October 6, 2015
Employees work ethics are wonderful. Good Benefits..poor management/leadership team. Neglects technical issues and often blame human errors. Lack of recognition for the positive performances from employee and quick to have fault for first time errors towards employee. Overwork and not enough man-power to do the job. Treat employees unequal !
Account Specialist (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 26, 2016
After over 25 very rewarding years with GSK, due to a corporate restructuring and downsizing, I will be leaving as of February 1st. My goal is to utilize my skills, experiences, and enthusiasm in a management position, either in Arizona or Michigan, in order to bring value as I further my career. My experiences at GSK were mainly driven by our values, strategies and tactics I was able to develop that were customer focused. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with so many quality individuals over the years.
Great company struggling with current sales and future pipeline
National Training Manager, General Medicine (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 3, 2015
GSK is a great company full of fantastic people. It has enabled me to grow immensely as a leader by awarding me ownership of large-scale projects, providing fantastic feedback and coaching from leadership and peers, and enabling me to participate in formal development programs. I have learned how to leverage its matrix of stakeholders, resources, systems, and processes. However, its recent performance and future outlook have had adverse impacts on company culture, resources, employee compensation, and career development opportunities.
People, rigor in strategic processes and resource utilization, long term incentives (401K, stock ownership, and pension), convenience in Philadelphia area
Employee salary, current and future performance, pipeline, employee recognition & rewards