GSK
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Limited prospects for advancement depending on distance from hub

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I had 12 yrs at pre and post merger companies both had their pros and cons. In the main a meritocracy until high growth meant quotas in promotion and led to the appraisal train which was often de motivating. Management by metrics sadly replaced true leadership and a peer coaching culture was viewed by some as alien technology and eradicated Loss of market share led to shrinkage in sales force eventually becoming largely a telesales outfit

Pros

Some good leaders and sometimes real engagement

Cons

Management by numbers
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Process technician

Good at the time. Was contracting. Company was changing priorities at the time so ended up training my own replacement (was on a contract role) and lied to about it. Otherwise great company.
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Good environment

Having been working on &off .at various pharmaceutical &nuclear sites .I've never really been asked the questions of how you rate your job .generally most of our tasks are repetitive. On some odd occasions you come up with a solving solution. Which is fine as long as your still willing to learn &someone is willing to teach you .which I've never found a problem with .I would call it industrial learning .on site . So I find my experience counts .
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Proactive, professional, dedicated

Excellent company to work for. Friendly and great benefits. Very good working conditions. Respectful colleagues, encouraged to succeed and improve in your job.
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Boring

People 9-5 oriented money not to save the world .A lot of socialism.Not m.i.t spirit Not Harvard spirit.Standard jobs for standards people .But that mentality is not for everyone.
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Meaningful manufacturing operations of lifesaving drugs

Great pay and conditions, pensions, share Save, flexible working, great development opportunities for those that want them. I worked for GSK for 30 years and changed roles 10 times from R&D to Manufacturing, Project roles etc. Lack of long term strategy for the Worthing Site has led to redundancies and reduced headcount and spiralling costs. Nevertheless I would recommend GSK as a great place to work.

Pros

Pensions, Shares, Generous redundancy terms, Development, Caring workforce

Cons

Site Leadership directionless and constant change of Site Director every 2 years
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Great company management could be better

Been with the company 10 years now and nevrr looked back. New management is not as good as old but is what it is, you always get one. Il out last him like i have the last 3 . Money could be better

Pros

Progression good work life balance

Cons

Some weekends management
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Top company

I love this job at gskGreat managementGood payFlexibleFsmily orientated good work life balance Progression motivation to work harder all in all very good place to work

Pros

Progression good work life balance

Cons

Some weekends
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Productive good energy and progression

Fantastic place to work i am relatively new and have already been given promotions and pay rise couldnt be happier with my job at the moment staff highly thougbt of

Pros

Progression good work life balance

Cons

Some weekends
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Best job iv had would recommend

Very good company to work for would recommend to anyone thinking about joining. Highly though of of management if you work hard and Huge company a job for life

Pros

Good money and job for life

Cons

No cons
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Job progression

I’m happy to have found my place at this company and working for a well established firm that look after there employees and put family work life balance as a priority
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Great company and great staff

Lovely staff and management Fantastic work life balance Great benefits Really good career progression aspects When I started here I wasn’t sure about the job but now I know it’s the best job I’ve ever had

Pros

Career progression

Cons

None
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Nice culture

Very laid back job, make me feel very welcome. Very nice employment and staff will be here in years to come and hope fully progress further. Bettering myself is not a problem a gsk

Pros

Training, and lots more

Cons

Pay could better
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Best in the sector

Best job iv had! Need i say more. Good pay, perks and fellow colleagues. Management is best iv had, flexible environment. Love my job long may it continue

Pros

Bonuses, good pay management

Cons

No cons
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Progression, rewards, best company to work for

Best company iv ever worked for, rewards, bonuses and progression for hard working individuals! Impeccable place to work. Laid back culture not being mithered all the time like other companys

Pros

Bonuses, good pay

Cons

Cant think of any
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A company leading by example!

A big career change for me coming to this company and what a decision it was! A big change from delivering fully built kitchens! Amazing company wish i would of jumped ship sooner. 5 stars from me

Pros

To many to name

Cons

None
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Brilliant place to work

Amazing company what looks after its staff everyone appreciated unlike other companys iv worked for in the past.. soon to be number one workplace in the uk!

Pros

Progression, pay. Everything

Cons

None
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We strive to be the best

What can I say I’ve worked for many company’s and had all different types of jobs but this one and this company beat all the others hands down,family oriented with grata benefits

Pros

Family values
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Fantastic company

Absolutely love my job,fantastic company to work for with great prospects and amazing management 5 star company.All members of staff are helpful and willing to guide you if needed within your job role

Pros

Job progression

Cons

None
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Poor place to work more intent on reducing headcount than production

Their strap line is "there is a patient at the end of the supply chain" which is great unless you are an employee where you are just a commodity. There is a blame culture that spreads from the Senior Management team down to supervisory level

Pros

None

Cons

Poor place to work
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Wonderful experience working at GSK

It was easily the most impressive site I have ever worked at. I was fortunate to be able to travel internationally on various global and regional projects. The people were professional and friendly. Thank you for my 9 years at GSK.
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Based on 4,758 reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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