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Great company in a troubled industry

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Current Employee - IT Demand Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - IT Demand Manager in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

Pros

Some of the things I appreciate about GSK, accountability, respect for employees, good benefits package, fair pay. Traditional opportunities and advancement are hard to come by, but that doesn't mean there aren't development opportunities out there. You need to take the reigns, no one will do it for you (I state the obvious because many people here seem to expect someone else to be managing their careers for them). The current leadership team is very aggressive, but they respect a work/life balance.

Cons

The industry is going through some big changes, changes that may take 10-20 years to work themselves out. Be prepared for that when choosing a career in Pharma. If you're not directly related to drug development and sales, this may not be the best place to focus your career. But that being said, people will always need medicine, so if your style is compatible with the leadership of the company, go for it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be as open and transparent as you can. It may scare some, but most people appreciate honesty, even if they don't show it right away.

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    Was a good place to work, but not any more.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Overall a good working environment and friendly competent people to work with, but with cost cutting in IT they are constantly laying off staff every year since 2000. IT is no longer a place to be at GSK.

    Cons

    Everyone is worried about their jobs in IT. Morale is low, productivity is adversely impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not value IT as a core business at GSK therefore is cutting it to the bone. IT has been cut to the bone, therefore we are not able to complete project work requested by the business. If looking to cut staff, it is time to look on the business side.

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    Kushy job

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    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    def not rocket science
    great perks
    flexible

    Cons

    No one makes any $$$ any more (relative)
    seems like there are layoffs every year...wait.....there are layoffs every year..lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep faking it till you're making it...

    No opinion of CEO
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