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  1. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits, and salary, excellent experience and room for growth, mentoring available, and understanding to parents

    Cons

    Parking is a bit tough, location is great, and the salaries are comparable to market value and to large corporations

    Advice to Management

    Management is very well organized and it is a great company to work for, the only advice is to continue the excellent job in mentoring and leadersip


  2. "Long-term is a hazard"

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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

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

    Pros

    Stiefel was a great place to work until GSK came along. Paid well. Good bonuses and options. Benefits were top notch

    Cons

    The GSK philosophy is one that keeps its employees on edge about the future. Every year there were additional layoffs. Major losses of key personnel without consideration to their individual value to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that employees are not needed before separation process and ensure the preliminary separation package is consistent with what the individual will receive once they get the final package. Truly bait and switch technique.


  3. "Lacking direction and poor ethics"

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people, decent pay, has potential if leadership improves. Nice building with onsite dining. Ample parking. Good location. Good benefits in some areas.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, from the top down. Continual restructure that disrupted continuity and employee morale. Unethical business practices. Very bureaucratic, way too many layers just to get simple things done.

    Advice to Management

    Apply good morals and objectivity, come down from the ivory tower to see what employees really need to do their job.


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  5. "Stiefel"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stiefel Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and family values. There are career opportunities if you desire to move into a management position

    Cons

    The work/life balance for employees could receive a tune-up due to more emphasis on immediate delivery for some initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Really there is none


  6. "Please note: review for Stiefel, a GSK company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Regional Office Administrator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Office Administrator in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Stiefel Laboratories (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Wonderful, wonderful co-workers. Variety in daily work. Opportunity to expand job skills / role interests. Excellent management. I began with Stiefel Labs and we joined GSK in 2010. This is the reason I titled my review as I did.

    Cons

    Restructure. At times remote role is a little too removed. Cannot think of anything more in terms areas I did not like. I gave 3 stars for the restructure aspect. All other aspects 5-star.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and dedicated to the welfare of employees. Great leadership and good communication is what made working for GSK a wonderful experience and one I will always remember fondly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stiefel started out as a great place to work. Once GSK acquired the company, it was all downhill from there."

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    Former Employee - Dermatology Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Dermatology Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good Salary. The products used to be good. If you were in the West Region, the regional manager was absolutely the best.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of new innovative products to sell. The new compensation plan, which removed sales as a bonus measure, is terrible. There is a complete lack of transparency in how the new bonus plan is calculated. This gives reps no incentive to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the terrible GSK managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "One by one, all of Stiefel's products lost patent protection and company nose dived as a result"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits and pays are good

    Cons

    terrible culture especially under GSK, poor planning and clueless leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stiefel is no longer a viable business option


  9. "Great but changes with new company questionable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities with excellent benefits and compensation. Growing rapidly in a very hectic but rewarding environment. Well respected with their customers.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Glaxo Smith Kline and falling under their rules and regulations. No clear direction since acquisition. Lack of direction in the sales area by management. Treats people as commodities with little respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees especially in the sales area better. Stop using the word transparent when you really do not mean it.


  10. "Stiefel Laboratories is a happy pharmaceutical family organization."

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Auditor in Durham, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are great. It is a privately held company and the atmosphere is like that of a family. The company management really tries to keep everyone informed about the forward progress that the company is making. They also are diligent in keeping the employees updated about changes and how the current economic situation might impact our business. Management here appears to take a very humanistic approach to issues. People are treated with respect and hard work is valued. Extra effort is rewarded and the management team recognizes those who go the extra distance to meet expected time lines.

    Cons

    It is a relatively small company and one must perform many different job functions in order to cover all areas. Resources are sometimes limited because the personnel pool is small.

    Advice to Management

    I really have none at this time.


  11. "A Great Family Owned Business"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Duluth, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stiefel is a privately owned company. In the year working for them, the company show's stability. This is a company that has been in business for over 160 years.

    Cons

    The company tends to bring in a lot of contractors.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend to possibly get more feedback or listen to the contractors a bit more. Get a feel to see if whether the contractors are satisfied or glad to be working for Stiefel.


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