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Terrible
admin (Former Employee), essexOctober 20, 2014
Pros: short days, good pay
Cons: no work, bullying, lack of managerial presence
Worked there for 5 months and they were the most boring months of my life. From day 1 there was no training, no manager told me about lunch, breaks, finish times etc. I literally sat there wiggling my mouse for 7.5 hours. Bullying seems the norm as no managers address the situation. I offered to do any work at all but managers seemed happy for me to – more... sit there doing nothing. – less
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a good place to learn
o Product presenter (Former Employee), KarachiOctober 20, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: very far. usualy stuck in trafic
involves development and conduction of product presentations and various comstomer involvng activities
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Fun day at work
QA Scientist (Former Employee), Worthing, ENGOctober 19, 2014
Pros: free coffee, good food
A typical day at work starts with the morning meeting where performance for the past 24 hours is discussed with every individual.
- I have learned to understand the importance of communication and leading skills to be applied when required.
- Management is very helpful and approachable
- Co-workers are very polite and helpful.
- The most enjoyable part – more... of the job was to absorb all the informations and new skills provided be very good and enjoyable training. – less
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Productive and Learning atmophere
Senior Administrative Assistant to Chief of Staff (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAOctober 18, 2014
Maintain calendars of the Executive team
Assist with the project development of the new clinical drug for male enhancement (Levitra)
The management team maintained a very busy calendar which included travel and many board meetings
The position did not present with challenges that could not be resolved
I primarily work alone
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fun productive
Project Student (Former Employee), Kingsbury, ENGOctober 16, 2014
Its an amazing place to work because everyone is very helpful and patient.
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Productive and fun place to work
Manufacturing Operator II (Former Employee), Zebulon, NCOctober 15, 2014
Pros: meal tickets, gifts, days off
Cons: nothing
Love working at GlaxoSmithKline, work environment was enjoyable. Everybody worked together on the line to have a sucessful production run each night
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Opportunity to launch new products
Commercial Director (Current Employee), Guaynabo, PROctober 15, 2014
Pros: new product launches
Cons: overwhelming processes and administrative burden
GSK is going through many internal changes but bringing new products to launch in the US.
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A very good company loosing their pedigree
Respiratory Specialty Representative (Current Employee), West Central PennsylvaniaOctober 15, 2014
Pros: a great product line, supported by a great sales force.
Cons: a lack of corporate direction and leadership.
GlaxoSmithKline is a great company that has fallen on very difficult times. Due to mistakes made by our Management, we are now under a very repressive CIA agreement which makes our job, interactions with our customers and any hope of advancement very bleak. My co-workers are some of the best people that I have ever encountered. They are motivated, hard – more... working and holding up extrodinarly well in an almost impossible situation. Our first line managers are likewise trying to do the best job they can in an organization that is hostile to its own sales force, and very structured.
The best part of the job, without a doubt, are my offices and the doctors I call on and work with daily. They are fantastic. My teammates at GSK likewise make this job fun and very entertaining. They are some of the best people I have ever met.
The worst part of this job is the hostile atmosphere engendered by our upper management. Their obvious disdain and distrust of their own sales force has made this job much more difficult than it ever should be. I simply can't believe that a corporate culture needs to be this adversarial. That is why I have decided to work towards a new job with a new company. – less
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Good company to work with, good environment and good work culture.
National Sales Manager (Current Employee), MumbaiOctober 7, 2014
Pros: security
Cons: long hiatus for vertical growth.
Growth opportunity is limited in marketing & sales at the senior level cos' of saturation. Every thing else is very good.
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fun
SAP Data Quality Reporting Analyst - Finance (Current Employee), Brentford, ENGOctober 7, 2014
good perks..easy management.. flexible.. good training.. and nice place to work for.. lo
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Great work atmosphere for science
Placement Student - IPS (Former Employee), StevenageOctober 7, 2014
Pros: large company on dedicated site
A wealth of experience working in various endeavours to produce new drugs. A great place for a student to learn about the pharmaceutical industry and how large companies work. Lots of support and encouragement.
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Excellent Company
HR Site Coordinator (Former Employee), Clifton, NJOctober 5, 2014
Manage all departments reporting, documentation, preparation, implementation programs and training for GMS (Global Manufacturing Supply) comprised of 291 employees. Improved overall quality of production and processes by implementing and facilitating company’s first corporate wide eLMS-electronic Learning Management System. Report directly to the HR – more... Director, cross functional to the Site Operation Director as an Executive Administrator also supporting Payroll / QA department when required. – less
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Productive,customer driven,lean culture
Manufacturing Technician I (Current Employee), Hamilton, MTOctober 4, 2014
Cons: currently under 18 month contract with minimal benefits.
Standard work,lean culture. Working for a large corporation and realizing that you are a part of something big. Coworkers very well trained and knowledgable.
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fun and productive
pharamceutical operative (Former Employee), Dartford, ENGOctober 2, 2014
completing daily orders. Learnt a lot about different types of medicines available to the public. Management always being available on the shop floor. Great team members. some heavy lifting involved. enjoying going to work and enjoying my job.
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I spent my work experience learning about the inner machinery and workings of one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies
Lab Assistant (Former Employee), LondonSeptember 30, 2014
It was fun and intriguing to operate all the machinery present and I learnt that it is not a simple matter to make a paracetamol tablet
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Varied and busy work environment
Maintenance Engineer (Fixed Plant) (Former Employee), Maidenhead, ENGSeptember 29, 2014
Pros: good working environment, flexible shift pattern
Cons: management were more reactive than proactive
Responsible for fixed plant on a daily basis. Very varied and busy role attending to maintenance and breakdowns.
• Ensure area specific equipment is maintained to agreed standard
• Ensure planned maintenance and unplanned work is completed to agreed timescales.
• Investigation and fault-finding activities carried out as required.
• Identify equipment – more... improvements and support continuous improvement activities.
• Use of SAP to report maintenance and breakdown activities.
• Ensure equipment complies with statutory regulations.
• Support manufacturing department to ensure equipment performs as required
• Ensure work orders and jobcards are completed within the specified time
• Take part in safety audits when applicable
• Sourcing alternative spare parts suppliers to reduce costs
Worked closely with other team members and have formed good out of work friendships with several work colleagues.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the variety, hardest part of the job was having to wait for spares to arrive on site in order to complete tasks (ordered of spares was sometimes out of my control due to management procedures). – less
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Great Company
Manager, Operations and Compliance (Former Employee), Research Triangle ParkSeptember 26, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: long hours and stressful work environment
GSK is a great company with many opportunities for advancement. Great benefilts for employees.
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Great place to work
UK Demand Planner - Oral Care (Former Employee), Brentford, ENGSeptember 25, 2014
Great place to work, high level of change being undertaken within the business which is for the better. very slow moving on the pharma side but consumer side is faster moving and more challenging on a day to day basis.
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It was a beneficial and friendly enviornment.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Karachi, PSDSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: free lunches and saminars
Cons: long hours at times.
It is one of the world largest multinational firm and people here are very professional and skilled in their work.
my co workers were very helpful and understanding.
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Just an internship
Engineering Student Intern/Co-Op (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PASeptember 22, 2014
Pros: excellent working environment with highly knowlegable staff.
Cons: poor accountability and control of student interns.
New to the realm of employing student interns GlaxoSmithKline provided a worthwhile learning experience giving both undergraduates and graduates a truly unique and modernized work environment. Due to the scope of how their workforce is employed, primarily outsourced and statement of work, there was very poor accountability of student interns and a severe – more... lack of engagement in the execution of tasks. My recommendation is for GlaxoSmithKline to better define the role of the student intern for increased productivity and better quality of work. – less

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