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Best company to work for
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 December 2018
very good working environment and helpful co-workers.
Gsk is a really very nice company and giving good salary and good benefits. I would recommend everyone to work there.
Pros
good company
Cons
nothing
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Poor work life balance in production side
Production Compliance (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 March 2018
It really depends on which department you work in. In production, the environment is much worse than the commercial side. The workload is also not fairly distributed, some departments have to work overtime almost everyday, while some other departments work very slowly and leave on time everyday. The gym is very good and they offer good classes for free; however, again, if you work in the departments that are very strict, you might not be allowed to go to gym during office hour. The management says they don't encourage people working overtime, but they like it if you do. It's because they try not to hire people; sometimes some employees retired or resigned, but are never replaced, so the team has to work much harder to make up for the missing team member.
The hardest task to get done is to get signatures from the managers, they will hold onto your documents for months unless you have good relationship with them.
On the positive side, they do pay well and give good benefits & perks. They have bbq party for summer and christmas party, and they are pretty generous with the food.
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Strong focus on helping patients; long hours
Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 September 2018
Management places strong emphasis on helping patients live better lives and being at the forefront of ethical behavior. Cross-functional teams throughout the organization work well together. A very fast paced environment, with long hours. Great employee amenities such as on-site fitness centre, cafeteria, and fun squad, in addition to bonus and pension matching.
Pros
Company's products have a high impact to patients' lives
Cons
Long hours
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A great company to work for, with lots of opportunity for growth
PMO Lead (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 September 2018
Many employees have been there over 25 years, there is a genuine effort to support employee resilience and encourage health and wellness.
Some days can be long, especially when deadlines are looming, and due to the nature of the business there is a lot of complex procedures which seems to slow down processes that can be frustrating, this is something that they have been working on improving.
As always with large corporations, a lot of the decisions are taken out of the hands of the site and given from head office.
Pros
Great Mississauga Facility, with a cafeteria and large gym
Cons
Complex processes and work load can be high
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Packaging job at GSK
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 September 2018
from this amazing experience I've learned how important time management is ex.having certain amount of orders done by a specific time. Also how important it is to respect one another at the work place because we are all here to work together.
Pros
Two lunches
Cons
over-time
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great people and environment
Line Lead/Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON1 January 2018
great company to work for with very nice management and environment friendly company,life work balance, great salary, hope to come back here soon, miss everyone who were all so friendly and helpful
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Extremely inclusive
Clinical Study Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 December 2018
Company really values its employees, and it is a very safe and comfortable place to work. They value everyone's feedback and create an environment in such that everyone feels comfortable.
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Great place to work
GSK Cork as site Energy and Utility Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cork, NB9 November 2018
Fast paced fun company to work for with am excellent and highly skilled work force. Customer orientated company who pus the patient first every time. Excellent opportunities to further develop staff.
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Good Workplace
Technical Team member (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 September 2018
Followed WHMIS and GMP standards very strictly. Worked with diverse group of people. learned how to work as a team member. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting free food ( occasionally).
Pros
Free Food
Cons
Long standing hours
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4.0
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Productive and fun workplace
Compliance Associate (Student Intern) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 April 2018
Company culture is very pro-active and independent work environment. There are many opportunities to develop skills and improve your professional profile. There is also opportunity to improve the work life balance in the company with resources such as exercise facilities, yoga, gym, healthy eating, etc.
Pros
Cafeteria with Healthy meals
Cons
Not flexible in negotiating contract with students
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4.0
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Beaucoup aimé cet expérience
Préposé entretien ménager laboratoire (Former Employee) –  Québec City, QC7 November 2018
Expérience très enrichissante pour moi de découvrir le travail dans les laboratoires de production.
Pros
Bon salaire, bien traité
Cons
Horaire un peu difficile
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5.0
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a working enviroment open to different ideas
Research Technician (Former Employee) –  American Lake, SK3 September 2018
I like the fact that all the worker are willing to help any coworker in need of help. The company is highly recommended to me and I will tell all my friends about the company
Pros
i like the working enviroment
Cons
no cons to my best of knowlrdge
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Infrastructure Architect (Current Employee) –  London5 July 2018
Need to improve on Job Culture & People Management. Otherwise its a very good place to work with a global presence & lots of opportunities to work for.
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Productive workplace
Technical Team Member (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 May 2018
Many new things to learn everyday
Good Management
Long shift hours i.e. 12 hours shift
Not able to get 40 hrs per week
good facilities for employees inside company
Pros
Good Management
Cons
Long hours
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Horrible place to work.
Operational Technician/ Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 July 2018
Management treats employees very bad, they don't care about your family or life outside of the company. Overwork their employees, causing a lot of ppl to take stress leaves. Don't work here!!!
Pros
none
Cons
endless list
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4.0
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environnement de travail agréable
prépose technique (Former Employee) –  Québec City, QC3 November 2018
bon salaire
environnement de travail agréable
formation adéquate
Cons
contractuel
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A Goal driven company
Production Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Humacao Municipio, PR20 October 2017
It is a company were every employee knows the goals. A+ in communication and employee support. The benefits are great and the fact is, even when the plan is to close operations here in Puerto Rico their support to all the employees during this crisis (Hurricane Maria) has been undeniable. I'm really thankful I work here.
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5.0
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Très bon milieu de travail
Préposé technique (Former Employee) –  Québec City, QC13 October 2018
Très bon milieu de travail. Direction beaucoup soucieux du bien-être des travailleurs.
Pros
Espace café gratuit.
Cons
Non applicable
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4.0
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Great work environment and supportive management
Supply Lead (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 November 2015
You are empowered and dependant upon to make great decisions. Not all about the numbers but you personally grow and develop and provide secondment opportunities regularly. The most enjoyable part was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. The company went into a Joint Venture with another major pharmaceutical company which created great redundancy. My daily tasks were challenging and new projects to manage daily and new challenges each and every day to resolve. Never a dull moment and enjoyed my time at Glaxo Smith Kline.
Pros
Gym, great benefits
Cons
Supply Chain moved to the U.S.
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Blue Chip Global Pharmaceutical Company
MDPI Technologist (Current Employee) –  Ware, UK4 March 2017
This is a pharmaceutical company at the forefront of Research and Development and New Product Introduction and global phamaceutical manufacture, with all the benefits and career prospect of a major global company.
Pros
All the benefits and career prospects of a major global company
Cons
No con, If you are a motivated self driven self starter, you will do well with GSK
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