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"Great people, great company sometimes work can be slow"

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Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

work you can be proud of, wonderful people who become life long friends, great benefits, excellent work life balance

Cons

slow at times in terms of pace of projects as well as promotion path

Advice to Management

utilize your employee's intelligence by giving them more challenging work and pushing them to the next level

Other Employee Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

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    "IT is viewed and managed as a utility, not as a strategic asset to the company."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation.
    Promotes personal healthy lifestyle.
    On-site Fitness Centers and running trails.
    On-site dining.
    Company Store.
    Credit union on-site and off site location.

    Cons

    Moving jobs interally to Asia locations whenever possible.
    Does not value institutional knowledge.
    Simplifying IT by eliminating and avoiding any custom or innovative solutions.

    Advice to Management

    The emperor has no clothes.


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    "Leading the Industry?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great big pharma experience at the local level due to tenured colleagues and managers. Excellent salary and benefits. Superb initial and ongoing training.

    Cons

    Numerous recent changes in policies have seriously impaired sales reps ability to serve customers. Not incentivized based on sales but a convoluted system of test taking and manager reviews. Rumor mill is rampant and managers lead from behind rather than providing a clear vision based on reality. Big disconnect between corporate management and sales reps and not all local field managers do a very good job of supporting their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Pharma is certainly going through some tough times, however, you have a lot of great people who are dedicated to doing the best they can for their customers and ultimately patients. Demonstrate true leadership and morale will rise.

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