GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

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Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

ProsGreat big pharma experience at the local level due to tenured colleagues and managers. Excellent salary and benefits. Superb initial and ongoing training.

ConsNumerous recent changes in policies have seriously impaired sales reps ability to serve customers. Not incentivized based on sales but a convoluted system of test taking and manager reviews. Rumor mill is rampant and managers lead from behind rather than providing a clear vision based on reality. Big disconnect between corporate management and sales reps and not all local field managers do a very good job of supporting their teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementPharma is certainly going through some tough times, however, you have a lot of great people who are dedicated to doing the best they can for their customers and ultimately patients. Demonstrate true leadership and morale will rise.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Life at GSK in 2012

    Training Analyst (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great pay and great benefits are quite appealing. Not many companies can… Cons: Stressful environment due to ongoing head count reductions. Constant change… Advice to Senior Management: Do a better job of listening to feet on the ground. Make sure your walk is… More
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    A corporation that has great ideas, but can have trouble putting them into practice if they are outside of pharma.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Work/life balance is good, benefits are good, locations are desirable. As long as they keep… Cons: Not good at initiating and maintaining departments that are not… Advice to Senior Management: Hire experienced advertising and public relations professionals to run HR and promotional material development departments that are not a core function of GSK. GSK could… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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