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Work for a good manager and life will be great at GSK

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Current Employee - Scientific Communications Director  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Scientific Communications Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

Pros

high salary, generous benefits, many days of vacation, generous severance package

Cons

in some management situations you can't take advantage of work/life balance benefits, lack of leadership in mid-level management, the constant fear of job cuts as this industry continues to downsize

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to the new CEO Andrew Witty

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    GSK - great job with little security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    I still feel that GSK offers the best products in their respected classes, and that makes it easy to sell a product and be proud and able to sleep at night. I never feel like I am persuading a doctor to do something that is not the best possible treatment. Aside from products, the health benefits are great, and you start with 3 weeks vacation plus year end shut down.

    Cons

    I never feel like my job is safe. Layoffs two years in a row, and there was very little correlation to success and to those who were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a million companies to work for in this industry. Keep the pay competitive and make me proud to work for GSK.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    GSK will weather the current storm well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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."

    Approves of CEO
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