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
Sr. Executive Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – July 15, 2018
-leader in respiratory medicine, quality products and more importantly, excellent formulary access. the challenge, trying to get doctors to give a darn about making changes especially in the tx of copd. there are few doctors who seem to enjoy primary care. most seem to want to punch in/out and do as little as possible. on the downside, at GSK, we do not earn a bonus on individual sales outcomes. our bonus is 75% on how our region performs to goal.
good quality products to represent
territory realignments/do not earn a bonus on our individual performance
Executive Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – July 6, 2018
GlaxoSmithkline for me grew too big too fast. People were lost in the merger. The company and the management had a big pharma mentality to be very didactic in delivering messages and did not allow for autonomy in business planning.
Vice President Clinical Development (Current Employee) – Township of Warren, NJ – July 2, 2018
The new CEO has gotten the company on the right track for sure. However the company is focussed more on the the people feeling good than delivery. While its a difficult balance for sure, the balance historically was not on delivery however it is changing.
Sales Director (Former Employee) – Lagos – July 2, 2018
Every day is fun due to the ambience and people you work with. There is loads of work daily but the tension is eased by the work environment and the shared vision. I developed into being an effective leader in the course of working with the company. The exposure was tremendous which went as far as leading business. A training module for future leaders. The work culture is above average if compared with the environment. The hardest part of my job was mentoring. Giving feedback in Africa is not a pervasive culture and in the work place it is equated with appraisal. I enjoyed leading people because the result is immediate. Local management was attentive and involved.
Executive Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 30, 2018
Started day calling on 14 or so physicians, scheduled lunch and learns, programs once or twice a week. Learned a lot about medications, time management, team work, communication skills, promotion skills. Management was helpful in everyday life situations and future planning. People were great to work with. Hardest part of the job was evening programs getting physicians to come without their spouses. Most enjoyable part was when physicians took the time to sit and learn about products.
Very friendly enviornment. Really enjoyed working there
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 25, 2018
I am not sure how to rate my previous job according to the stars. I enjoyed working with the company. It was a good experience for me.. I really like the communication with the public and able to assist people as requested. I only work part time ..I was sorry that they closed the company down.
Help Lounge Advisor (Current Employee) – Collegeville, PA – June 21, 2018
I have enjoyed my time with GlaxoSmithKline for the last fifteen years. The company has offered opportunities to grow in my field. Working at GlaxoSmithKline has always provided a positive working environment
Contract Monitor (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 19, 2018
I was a contract monitor for GSK with full benefits through my agency (Aerotek). Depending upon which manager I was assigned, I was either allowed to bill for every hour I worked, or I was capped at 40 hrs/week. I had 3 managers over the course of 3 yrs, and only one allowed me to bill at my hourly rate, which is how my contract was actually structured. It was a heavy workload at first, but once I became a trusted and valued employee, I was allowed to build my own territory, so I did so locally. The sites I recommended and recruited were excellent performers that I continued to recommend at my next job.
I left after 3 yrs because you were only allowed to renew an 18 month contract once due to their policy, which was standard for most companies.
My last manager was very eager to keep me and convert me to a headcount position, but they were not able to provide compensation at more than 50% of my salary at the time. I would have stayed there had they been able to work with me on that. My manager was still contacting me to take a perm position even after I had started my next contract at Roche.
Remote work, built local territory
Inconsistent pay structure dependent upon manager, permanent salary not comparable to other companies
I had many years of service and learned a lot about the drug development process. I started in toxicology and finished in DMPK. I loved using LCMS to support the effort. I had the opportunity to meet many talented people and all of them have helped me to get where I am today.