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"Very good until the last 5 years."

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Former Employee - Sales in Kingsport, TN
Former Employee - Sales in Kingsport, TN

Pros

Well respected in the medical and scientific community. Excellent dedication to doing the right thing to help patients recieve the medications they need even if it meant providing it for free if possible.
Very Committed to World Wide Health Care. especially in treatment and elimination of disease in the 3rd world communities....HIV AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria, elephantisis etc. Agressive research and scientific commitment

Cons

Legal & regulatory had too much control over operations. Employee often found out company news or product concerns with the public. Like many large companies employees became more of a number than a colleague ...stress levels placed on all employees is extreemely high 10 on a 1-10

Advice to Management

Take company control back from the legal and regulatory department. Give sales and marketing more ability to do what they do best for the products, providers and patients.

Other Employee Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, laid-back atmosphere, hard to move around company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Lots of info available to employees on website.
    Laid-back atmosphere. Not high pressure.
    Company has a good name.

    Cons

    Salaries are not great but not bad.
    Hard to move around within company.
    Rarely got a response to applying directly to positions on website even as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better. Offer ways to move around within the company. Offer training programs to move around within the company.


  2. "My experience was fantastic until 2008, absolute terrible management of the sales force after that."

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My years with Smithkline Beecham 1998 to GSK 2007 were great. I always knew what was expected of me in the sales capacity. They were a very fair and wonderful to work for. The change in 2008 was defintely for the worse. I understand layoffs and downturn in business is part of a cycle and expected but upper management has absolutely no direction and has completely demotivated the entire sales force. It is incredibly unbelieveable, a complete shame.

    Cons

    Not a sales organization anymore. Going for customer service. Not happy about this because I am a shareholder. Lost several co-promotions based on sales(non-sales structure). Upper management keeps changing sales structure; this makes sales team realize they have no idea what they are doing. Very demotivated sales team.

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