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Amazing place to work for Finance - ample opportunities to progress if you desire

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

Pros

Complex and challenging work
Intelligent and talented colleagues to work with and learn from
Strong corporate culture in Finance
Ample opportunities to climb the career ladder, if you so desire

Cons

Difficult to transfer quickly to opportunities in the US, because of the 18 month rule.
Some employees are '100% fat' ie. they give little value to GSK. If GSK was to make these employees redundant, they would most likely not find employment at the renumeration level they were on and would struggle to sell themselves in the wider job market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review how much fat you have in the organisation and take affirmative steps to cut it out of the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented people to work with, but opportunities for career advancement are very slim.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Talented people, both leaders and colleagues. Empowerment culture is settling

    Cons

    Very little opportunites for career advancement - huge bottleneck as you climb up the ladder. Besides, it's unclear what are the rules to advance, and talent management is pretty much a mistery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GSK used to be a fantastic place to work, and talent was truly nurtured. The culture seems to have turned to consider talent as a commodity that can be replaced as needed.

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    A great place to work. Lots of training. Interesting customers. Strong corporate strategies. Great medicines .

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Salary, benefits incredible. Challenging work with positive sales results.

    Cons

    50-60 hr. weeks. Continuous training, evaluations, testing. Moderate travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from. Representatives are human too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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