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"Good place to work."

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Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Memphis, TN
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and name recognition. They probably had the best benefits package of any employer I've worked for to date. Vacation time was good, and the year end shut down around the holidays was great. It's the second largest company in the industry, and I was proud to say that I worked for this company. If you are willing to relocate, the career opportunities are endless.

Cons

Poor communication from upper management downward. At my particular site, there was the constant threat of the facility closing. It was an older facility and not quite up to date in many ways as some of the other manufacturing sites.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people and communicate openly with them.

Other Employee Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work for a good manager and life will be great at GSK"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientific Communications Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Scientific Communications Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    high salary, generous benefits, many days of vacation, generous severance package

    Cons

    in some management situations you can't take advantage of work/life balance benefits, lack of leadership in mid-level management, the constant fear of job cuts as this industry continues to downsize

    Advice to Management

    listen to the new CEO Andrew Witty


  2. "GSK will weather the current storm well"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation, career opportinities within the company, sense of purpose, pride in products, working with very smart and passionate people, compensation and benefit package is hard to beat.

    Cons

    Current economic climate and change in leadership resulting in many reoganizations, job insecurity. The comapany is so large that there are many bureaucratic processes and effective communication is difficult. Culture does not reward honesty and open communication. Maintaining 2 US headquarters and dual leadership in many areas did not allow the creation of a single corporate culture in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and learn from your employees. Ask for and act on honest feedback on how to improve the business. The people working at the 5 foot level know what is going on in their area of expertise. The company culture supports discussing the "good" and not the "bad" or "ugly."

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