best place to work for,standardised and career fulfilling
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) – Ware – 1 January 2018
I joined GSK as temp via Randstad, ware. its been absolute amazing experience, only regret is that why I didn't work here as my first job. if you follow rules and do your job following SOP's and HSE at heart,you go long way. I would definitely recommend working here for graduate trainee or new starter. complete job satisfaction and feeling of happy coming to work and leaving work.
Document Controller (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 15 December 2017
At GSK, it was the best place to work in my opinion. I was with the Document Management team from just after the new year in 2016 until the end of September. I learned new skills such as working well under pressure and be more independent. The hardest part was when there was a lot of work to do in excel within a deadline and I managed it well.
Clinical Development Scientist (Current Employee) – Stockley Park, Greater London – 8 December 2017
ridiculous place.. right hand does not know the left hand... i am surprised the place is still standing,
The worst place I have ever worked, office politics is terrible. You would think a big pharma would be a great place but really I have never encountered anything like this.
There are people who are sitting with a mountain of work and the rest with nothing. Management do not interact, hence you are told within one week 10 different things, and they go against each other's decisions.
Targets and goals are unrealistic and sometime non existent.
There are so many things, office politics, how they treat contractors, no continuity, no communications or feed back, management changes their mind continuously, no plans or structure
Difficult to rate - lots of variation between groups
Quality Manager (Current Employee) – Worthing, West Sussex – 19 November 2017
I've been on the site since 1990 but am focusing on the last few years here. It's been a tough period with a lot to fix and this has made for a poor work life balance (to put it mildly). A great culture and attitude in the Primary (API) operation here - pity it's closing.
Admin (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 November 2017
I was learning on the job and so everyday was different, i thoroughly enjoyed the constant change. the workplace was very relaxing, clean and made one feel very welcome evytime we entre and exit the building by other staff.
Process Operator (Current Employee) – Montrose, Angus – 15 November 2017
If you want to be a sheep ie do as your told or else..your face doesn't fit your out..if you think for yourself or have an opinion your out..shift leaders are pathetic can't do any of the jobs that them under them can do they just wing it..it is good when top managers visit and all on site management hang on every word he says it's like watching seals at the zoo..clap clap clap..cant wait to find a proper job..people too scared to make a mistake ..some shift leaders are bullies a very bully cultured environment..until you meet them outside work then they brick it.. Don't be a sheep..be a shepherd. Don't work for this profit only company they don't give a toss about you..ill be out of here soon..then look forward to bumping into a few shift leaders..see how big they are one on one.
Fully loaded, lots to do learned more about Drug Development Did not have management opportunity Excellent workplace culture Needed to do lots of research Fulfilling and rewarding when results are obtained
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) – London, UK – 14 November 2017
GSK was a great school. I had the chance to work eith great people and the comoany has a nice vision and culture. I only left because I had to move (for personal reasons) and they don't have an office/opportunity in the state I am now.
Great company, great structure, great benefits, great company culture
Working hours can be long from time to time depending on the project
Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Stevenage, Hertfordshire – 25 October 2017
It’s not all bad, job security is good, you can work as hard as you like (or not at all), and the pay is ok if you get bonuses and awards. If you’re looking to do great science in a dynamic fast moving industry environment, this is probably not the place for you. Many frustrating barriers to doing simple tasks. Career development - you’re on your own.
Nice people, interesting and varied work
Doing science sometimes seems like an afterthought, chaotic processes, little career development
A company which I was always excited to work for. Certainly a great place to learn especially if you are starting off. A lot flexibility for the staff which may not be available with smaller companies.
Large corporate company, opporutnity to learn lots of analytical techniques