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"Good, if you are comfortable with job uncertainty"

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Former Employee - IT Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - IT Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

- Infrastructure/resources
- most people are capable and well-intended
- quite a few opportunities for lateral/internal career movements
- salary above industry average
- declining, but still great benefits

Cons

- quite a few work-pockets that put themselves above the interests of the company (as whole)/customers
- office politics can be very strong
- low morale, too many employees just waiting to be laid off

Advice to Management

- demonstrate, not just say, that employees are your greatest assets

Other Employee Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "Learned a lot things co-operated with group engagement"

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Co-op in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Network Operations Co-op in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good network, Large company with lots of communication

    Cons

    Low proficiency since lots people involved in.

    Advice to Management

    More coffee time involved with colleagues.

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