GSK Consumer Healthcare

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GSK Consumer Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
108 Reviews
3.8
108 Reviews
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GSK Consumer Healthcare CEO Andrew Witty
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasizes on employee empowerment and a good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefit package compared with other industries (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance not where it needs to be; The company grants a lot of PTA however most times you are working 24/7 (in 4 reviews)

  • Big pharma is in transition, job security is not on the horizon in the category (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Love every aspect of it.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very disorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Dental Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Dental Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, good brands, working from home

    Cons

    Senior leaders are serious micro managers. Not interested in building relationships, more interested in their flawed culture. All about building phoney numbers. Sales calls are a joke. All they care about how many false numbers they can get from the doctor. Not real world, everything is drop down boxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start being leaders and seriously work on fostering a positive environment. Start looking for people that are creative versus the idiots who just do what their told

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High values which are carried through all aspects of the job. Great compensation and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt change. Understandable given the size and scope of the business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are moving in the right direction.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience at GSK

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global QA Validation Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Global QA Validation Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GSK Consumer Healthcare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    nice environment to work. open office . no cubes and no offices. you can sit any where in the building you like

    Cons

    no physical phones. you are moving every where and will be on OC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs motivation to work . lot of noise in the workplace bcos of open office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Pros

    Great experience, learned a lot and established important connections.

    Cons

    No opportunities for permanent position upon graduation

  7.  

    Great sense of ethics and professionalism.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ

    I worked at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company, people are supportive and have a friendly attitude.

    Cons

    Company moved out of state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company - Becoming more and more cut throat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Global experience, diverse range of OTC brands, Opportunity to move into other roles if so desired. Very good benefits. Pay scale is on par with industry standards

    Cons

    Room for advancement mostly if you are British - with some exceptions; depends on your manager. Company leadership used to value its people. Now, not so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Remember that your biggest asset is your people. The GSK values of transparency and integrity mean nothing if you don't practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor leadership at the SVP level at GSK Consumer Healthcare

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are reasonable, good teammates

    Cons

    Diversity is not embraced at GSK Consumer, if you are from a diverse background you will be unlikely to be successful and will not have the same opportunities to progress. The very senior leadership acts like 'old boys club'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to embrace diversity and give people an opportunity to demonstrate success. I would look to replace the SVP leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GSK - a good place to work and learn.

    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I like the GSK culture of empowerment allowing each individual to plan and execute their development plans in order to achieve both the individual and company's goal.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in the business models led to major reorganization and lay offs. These reorg often requires filling new position in haste leading to the hiring of unqualified and inexperienced managers who lacks the skill to lead and manage teams. I saw how the Panadol team was impacted by this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exercise due diligence in hiring. A perfect resume invites doubt. Industry references will be more reliable.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consumer Health Care Company with a lot of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at GSK Consumer Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for; great colleagues and peers. Committed to building a strong consumer pipeline rooted in innovation. Opportunity for career advancement if you are in good graces with upper management

    Cons

    Work life balance not where it needs to be; The company grants a lot of PTA however most times you are working 24/7. Pockets of Mediocrity in Senior management and Commercial teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to adhere more to the values that are preached in the company. When it comes down to it, you are just a number. Talk the talk - but need to walk the walk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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