GSK: A company with high values, that aren't adhered to
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – England – 29 November 2018
As with most rep jobs, the contracted hours of work are 9-5. However, there is a clear expectation that you work outside of these hours - i.e. start at 7 am, and sometimes finish at 6/7pm in order to access the right number of HCPs a day. In short, there is no work-life balance. Unless you already have contacts within your territory that you can use to achieve your face to face targets, this is probably not the company to work for.
GSK have a lot to offer as a company to its customers and employees alike. However, managers are so obsessed with making a good impression for themselves, GSK has become exactly what it has tried to steer away from - a company that is all about the numbers and not about the people. I have watched colleagues 'let go' for the smallest reasons such as not completing a module on time. Given the expected working hours, a dismissal for such minor points is outrageous.
Unsurprisingly, the best part of this role had nothing to do with GSK at all - and that is having meaningful conversations with my customers.
High expectations of employees with no gratitude for their hard work