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"Horrible company that won't survive long"

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Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The people below the VP level - that is about it. The older executives that have been "real" GSK folks generally care about people and have interest in others developing and the greater good of the patient.

Cons

The new executives (VP+) moving in (mostly from Lilly) are motivated by power and carnage without any concern for employees, selling drugs or helping patients.
Too many people for the number of products.
Focus is on checking boxes rather than innovation
Legal oversight has paralyzed the employee
Have to get everyone's approval before you go to the bathroom - too much micro-management. Sucks the life out of innovation!
Negative culture with everyone unhappy

Advice to Management

Empower people
Lay off 50% of work force because Advair is not going to keep 80,000 people employed
Stop inhibiting employees today for what bad employees did 10 years ago and get rid of the employees who appear to be like the bad employees - you have several executives that are going to make you go through the same thing in 10 years. The problem is not at the indiviudal contributor level it is at the VP and up level.
What happened to the old GSK with nobelaureats and a drive to help patients by developing drugs that save lives? That culture is completely gone and needs to be reinvented. The company is no longer a R&D or science company but rather a sales and marketing machine of whatever you can sell - what a horrible position in the market easily stumped by smaller biotechs and big pharma recreating themselves focused on innovation.

Other Employee Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

  1. "Restructuring painful but for the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New focused mission will lead to growth

    Cons

    Tough environment given amount of change

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate people's strengths and be open to moving them into new roles


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    "Valuable, satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really Nice enviroment to work with

    Cons

    They dont offer a permanant positions to a contractors...

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