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Good company overall

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Principal Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
Former Employee - Principal Scientist in King of Prussia, PA

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

dynamic, business driven, young, practical, adjust fast to the big environment. In 2008 it was the first big pharm company that dares to cut majority of discovery functions and adjust the structure orgnization to big extent. Good company overall. Good health benefit. Good dental benefit.

Cons

Extremely low pay especially for those hired many years ago, do not encourage publishing paper, do not retain the best scientists. Need to have competative pay, do comaparable market analysis and equity research, so those at who have stayed at the same positions will get the same pay/ or even higher pay than those new hires.

Advice to Management

competative pay, do comaparable market analysis and equity research, so those at who have stayed at the same positions will get the same pay/ or even higher pay than those new hires.

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  1. Excellent company who care about their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GSK is very family oriented and strives for a proper work-life balance for everyone. The benefits & salary are very competitive in the pharma industry. RTP & the Philadelphia are are two great places to work. Mass transit available for workers in center city Philly. On-site fitness centers and convenient parking too. Big potential with new CEO Witty.

    Cons

    Minimal amount of cross training. Employees tend to work in same area for years without chance for mobility. Only select few are given opportunity to job rotations and ultimate advancement. Current environment of downsizing has all employees on edge waiting for the ax to fall in their department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push everyone to stretch beyond GSK's traditional business model. Note that not all of your lieutenants may not being willing to give up their ways of working and the message is not filtering down.


  2. Great place to work and grow for a long period IF you are lucky enough to find the right management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C5 Level in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - C5 Level in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, long term incentives and benefits once in the management band, work-life balance

    Cons

    beauracracy, HR, beauracracy, HR, and HR

    Advice to Management

    have people within the business evaluating talent rather than HR ... focus more on retaining key talent than focusing on functions


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