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Constant Change Creates Confusion

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Former Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Collegeville, PA
Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Collegeville, PA

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

Pros

Relaxed atmosphere that promotes camaraderie

Cons

No clear path for career advancement.
No introductory training in company operations specific to the laboratory.
Frequently changed course and reshuffled staff and managers which stunted bench scientists growth and development.

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

  1.  

    Helpful colleagues, very good manager, very flexible work schedule.

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    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule.
    Work personal life balanced.

    Cons

    Sadly, its not a software company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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