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GSK will weather the current storm well

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Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Innovation, career opportinities within the company, sense of purpose, pride in products, working with very smart and passionate people, compensation and benefit package is hard to beat.

Cons

Current economic climate and change in leadership resulting in many reoganizations, job insecurity. The comapany is so large that there are many bureaucratic processes and effective communication is difficult. Culture does not reward honesty and open communication. Maintaining 2 US headquarters and dual leadership in many areas did not allow the creation of a single corporate culture in the US.

Advice to Management

Listen and learn from your employees. Ask for and act on honest feedback on how to improve the business. The people working at the 5 foot level know what is going on in their area of expertise. The company culture supports discussing the "good" and not the "bad" or "ugly."

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  1. it is a different company now with the restructuring

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orange, CA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it's a large and respected company

    Cons

    smithkline is running the company

    Advice to Management

    keep your people where they are most productive


  2. Good starter job, improvement needed with career advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GSK has a good reputation among the healthcare community. Their products are often best-in-class in many therapeutic areas. Personally, I did quite well working as a executive sales rep. finishing in the top 1% for performance three consecutive years in the Phoenix area.

    The compensation and expectations were fair.

    Cons

    The company did nothing to retain my services when a personal crisis forced me to move back East. This experience really soured my image of the company and left me to believe that they do not value the needs of their employees despite what I had done for the company.

    Also, the company needs to improve the process for applying for career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Construct an easy to follow protocol for career advancement


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