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Great learning experience and supportive environment, rigid project environment

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Former Employee - Project Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Project Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

Pros

-Great athletic / recreational facilities. Good company-wide intramural sport support
-Great work-life balance. 35 hr work weeks and half day Fridays, can leave after lunch

Cons

-Resistance to change due to lack of budgeting allocated to projects and strict quality/safety controls
-Difficult to measure and predict impact of work and projects due to the nature of highly documented and regulated manufacturing, lack of accomplishment at the end of the day

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Invest more and allocate greater budgets to projects that will save money in the long run.
-Provide more resources and assistance to bottlenecks in project teams

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  1. I have learned a lot working at GSK, its an excellent company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Strong future
    work life balance
    Well respected in the industry
    progressive

    Cons

    Highly political
    Pays less than smaller companies
    value MBA versus experience
    Single profile of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enrich the culture by hiring and keeping people with diverse interests and different styles, and put less importance on the MBA.

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  2. Interesting but bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Diverse employees background, strong reputable brand in pharmaceutical market, structured career advancement pathway, strong corporate ethics and professional conduct vis-a-vis the industry

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture, negative office political working conditions, below average salary scale and compensations, limited opportunity for interations with senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase facetime with employees at all level to minimize attention-hogging office political players, match to compete with industry on employees compensations package

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