Routine work as an Engineering contractor in the Engineering/Validation depts.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 January 2014
As a full time contractor working for multiple customers at GSK at the same time was an exciting and rewarding experience.
I worked for the Engineering dept, Pilot Plant Technical directorate dept as well as the Validation dept. I learned how to manage multiple customer demands and how to manage my time efficiently in order to meet tight timelines and ensure the accuracy of my documents according to GSK and GMP standards.
My co-workers have been a pleasure to work with and what I consider the best/most enjoyable part of working at GSK. I was able to learn from their expertise and appreciated their ability to work well under pressure.
The hardest part about the job was the most recent uncertainty of the position and the lack of stability as a contractor and the lack of possibility for professional growth at the company.
Production Compliance (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 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.