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No longer a place that values the knowledge of its employees

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Former Employee - Non-Management  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Non-Management in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great people, pay and benefits.

Cons

Replacing full time employees with off-source workers and contractors so historical knowledge is being lost. Those employees that remain are frustrated continuously teaching the new people. Little regard for the quality of products being delivered by IT, more concerned with being on budget and on time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is no substitute for loyal employees. Replacing IT employees that know the business and truly care about the quality of the delivered product with outsourced workers/contractors who have no vested interest in the company will lead to frustrated end users.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT company that sells drugs...

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, the people I worked with were great!!!

    I'd like to go back...

    Cons

    I would have given 5 stars except there is ALWAYS the threat of layoffs.

    Andrew Witty took over, he got on stage and bragged about how good a job we had done, how good a shape the company was in, how much cash the company had available. Then a week later he announced 5,000 jobcuts. You guessed it, my "position was eliminated".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No company ever cost-cut its way to good R&D.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Co-Op  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Co-Op in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are great, work was meaningful, teamwork was impressive (Environment, Health & Safety Department)

    Cons

    Typical corporate red tape. Takes longer than needed to get simple things done (i.e. need to email 2 or 3 people to track down an invoice)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay personable and continue to attract the good characters that you already do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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