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productive
Productive every day at work,2 times per week management meetings
workplace culture was friendly/competitive

the hardest part of the job was the strict deadlines

the most enjoyable part of the job was the seminars
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Please feel free to ask me
If you want to know more

Please reach out to me and I will give you my own opinion of what is happening at GSK and how the culture is and if you are a good fix.
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Great place to work
I really enjoyed working here and there was a good work life balance. Worked from home when needed and arrived when I needed to.

Good management, friendly and helpful.
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Great Company - Slow Progression
Great place to work.
People are nice.

Some focus on skill progression but largely tick box when talking progression.

It’s a large corporate ie. everything is slow.
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A great cause
GSK is a great company to work for as you are working as it is a company focused on saving lives. This is such a rewarding part of the job as you know that no matter what you're role is, you are contributing to something so important.
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Productive workplace
I enjoyed working at GSK in a team, the workload was quite high, deadlines were tight. Basically it was a short assignment I improved my skills of excel.
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Bad management, bad reward system
Culture: It's a large organisation with very limited development opportunities, promotions and pay rise. Company claims to want people to be at their best and come to work with the smile yet forces 85% into the no reward box and importantly 5% into underperformance with financial repercussions - the claim pertains to keep efficiency up but really it is about restricting expenses on people performance. This inevitably leads to injustice, employee discouragement and competitiveness. GSK do have a fantastic matrix teamwork culture with organised research units and numerous technology platforms to deliver science, but a fake team spirit is felt which is presumably induced by a hidden culture of fear and competitiveness at least in part. GSK is not an average company it's a leading organisation employing highly skilled staff - everyone should be individually recognised and rewarded to the level of their commitment and successes but it's clearly not the case and often great performance is ignored.
Management: It's common place that overall, management at GSK don't really invest in their people by actively committing to develop & champion them. Laziness? Complacency? Lots employees may need to look out for themselves using available intranet tools, mentors etc. "Employees leave their manager not the company" is also true at GSK.

Trust: GSK brands itself with internal and external slogans to inspire. To increase trust internally GSK would need to inspire its people through a real appreciation of everyone's work - not just the leaders and a minority of other staff, not just a big
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Pros
Amazing matrix teams and tech hubs, lectures, flex work, passionate staffs
Cons
Bad management, bad reward system
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Challenging organisation undergoing significant reorganisation
Highly competitive organisation. weak management and poor leadership were a problem in the area I worked. Frequent changes in management and reorganisations were disheartening.
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Productive
Good culture, nice people - worked there as a contractor in the infrastructure team and was treated well. The project I worked on was on a joint venture.
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Excellent workplace culture
Thoroughly enjoyed working here. Very positive workplace culture, learned a lot of new analytical skills and got on well with colleagues. GSK is a great company to work for.
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Fast paced ethical workplace
Fast paced environment with a strong team culture. Varied work and regular interaction with management. Ethical and motivating. Downside was the downsizing and personnel changes during mergers.
Pros
Home based work
Cons
Over the years many changes in personnel
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Excellent company aiming to improve lives of employees as well as everyone else
GSK provides many opportunities and benefits to employees who share the passion to live the values of the company. Opportunities for personal development and for working with experts across the globe.
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Productive
Fun, collaborative, well paid, workplace culture is great, everyone is lovely.
Development structure needs to improve massively.

Loved my team there.
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Productive and fun workplace
Truly a modern employer, people empowerment, development and flexibility is their priority. Proud to represent GSK as a Pulse ambassador. Great Pharmaceutical company with great scientists.
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Project manager of a API in VIIV is cunning and rubbish
VIIV Team Manger T based in USA and relies too much on a project manager K in UK stockley park and is an idiotic old lady but good at heart. But The project manager is cunning and cheater.
Pros
Overall good
Cons
Bless GSK
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friendly
learn a lot new skill meet new people at variety of technical skills. beautiful atmosphere , friendly customers, restaurant shop inside the building near subway, and co-op.
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poor management, terrible culture
GSK is a great place to work , but this location is just different story.
Top management are not interested, middle management are mostly bullies. If You're hard working and honest individual and happen to know Your stuff, You will be worked to exhaustion, doing others jobs.

Any concerns are undermined by management and You end up being branded as "negative".

No progression unless You are part of the "club".
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Fantastic culture
Fantastic collaborative and engaging role.
Lots of scope to advance and specialise.

Support and development opportunities.

Team work and multi disciplinary stakeholder engagement.
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Healing and valued.
It’s refreshing being surrounded by people who care about the same things. We all find meaning in our work and it’s humbling to share it together. Fantastic community.
Pros
Flexible job, nice pay.
Cons
Time away from home.
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Great place to work!
Expect to work hard and be pushed and also reap the benefits of a large organisation. Company is going through a phase of transition for the better - becoming much more collaborative and is generally an enjoyable place to work.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Can be long hours, but where isn't these days!
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Decent but do not know for how long. Poor HR
Good flexibility. Decent benefits.

Often goes through big change. Weak HR.


Not enough opportunity for progress.


Weak middle management.


Poor HR Process.
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