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Pharmaceutical company
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Philippines28 April 2018
Prepared bottles in the conveyor.Checked the quality of the products by testing into the testing room.Produced products according to the target.Submit pallets for Quality check.
Pros
Free medicines
Cons
Long hours
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bad experience
Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brussels, ON16 April 2018
A typical day as a consultant , nobody even notices you
I learned to watch my back
you might wanna google your manager face
no familiarity between coworkers
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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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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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Productive and Strict GMP based culture
Technical Team Member (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON7 March 2018
Operators were help and willing to teach. Always recognized the workers strength. Great potential for career growth. So many opportunities for career advancements.
Pros
Five Star Cafeteria
Cons
No full time positions
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Great place to work.
Chemist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON7 March 2018
It was a great experience working at GSK. Everyone is engaged and proactive. Flexible time and everyone is very concern about safe work. Management is good.
Pros
Flexible hours, inside gym and cafeteria.
Cons
Not many permanent position available.
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Working at GSK
On-site hardware and technical support (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 March 2018
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 90 manufacturing sites, and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.
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Fantastic company
Commercial Analytics Lead Global Process Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 February 2018
Good career development / advancement opportunities, committed workforce, high focus on values, great new CEO, global presence. It was good experience overall.
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All in all
Intern (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 February 2018
All in all GSK was a great place to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry and develop a network. Open concept office makes it easy to interact with others on a daily basis.
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Poory managed
Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Alberta6 February 2018
Just a number not a valued part of the team poory managed and provided minimal training and corporate values did not align to mine, just too big and cant manage akk
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Motivating workplace with exceptional management
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 January 2018
GSK provides a welcoming and motivating environment for all employees. As a summer student, I was encouraged to step out of my comfort zone to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Management is very transparent and open to ideas from the entire team.
Pros
Fitness centre
Cons
A lot of time spent at a desk
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Endroit très propre
technicienne stérilisation (Former Employee) –  Quebec City, QC13 January 2018
Beaucoup de formation! Si vous voulez monter des échelons, tout est possible
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Travail contractuel
Réceptionniste (Former Employee) –  Laval, QC4 January 2018
Remplacement de congé de maladie, pas grand défis,
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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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Force du travail d'équipe
RESPONSABLE DE TERRITOIRES ABITIBI&TÉMISCAMONGU E (Former Employee) –  Abitibi & Témiscamingue7 November 2017
L'organisation due à des pressions externes propres à l'industrie a du entreprendre des changements profonds dans ses 'façons de faire'
Pros
Travail d.équipe
Cons
climat de changements profonds et rapide, incertitude
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Great place to work if you can get in.
Help Centre Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 October 2017
Pros:

Pretty much everything.

Cons:

Very difficult to get in, often they will hire 2 year contracts and will not keep you longer the the 2 year mark as this could cause them legality issues.
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professional
Global Digital Channel Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 October 2017
GSK is a great place to work in, the culture and employee welfare are quite important to the company. The majority of the sites adopt a flexible working hours
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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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overall good environmnet to work
PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 October 2017
working environment is good .Staff and coworkers are well mannered and good .good management to work . people respect culture and values and got good corporate culture.
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Highly compliant and ethical company
Finance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 October 2017
I feel fulfilled working with GlaxoSmithKline. The extent of training on the job is excellent. Quality and Compliance culture is very high. I love working with Glaxo.
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