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.
Compliance Manager (Current Employee) – Worthing, West Sussex – 19 July 2017
Worked for GSK for over 21 years in total. They look after their people very well and have a great structure for personal development. Take pride in their community investment both in the UK and overseas supporting employees who want to help others and actively encouraging participation with their Orange Day initiative. Highly regulated which can be frustrating at times however very satisfying knowing that whatever you are doing is adding value to ensure safe medicines are prescribed to patients.
Placement Student (Former Employee) – Worthing, West Sussex – 6 July 2017
Full of opportunity for those who are willing to push themselves to learn and do more. Very diverse experience in the engineering department covering everything from production support to building services
Good Company, friendly environment, less work stress I like your company because they provide training for the employee every year. This is one of the best company in the corporate world. There is a good environment. Company taking care of employees they provide best security and also they provide more opportunity to learn and develop our skills & experience. Very good scope is there in future.
Rewarding to be involved in the production of life saving medicines
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) – Worthing, West Sussex – 2 May 2017
A day in the life at GSK is both a challenge and an inspiration. The work is demanding but you are with a great team. An inspiration because you are part of an organisation dedicated to making life changing and life saving medicines.
Validation Technical Support Scientist (Former Employee) – Worthing, UK – 25 January 2017
The Site was a legacy Site that had suffered from lack of investment in the past. The culture that was ingrained in staff was that they had to get the product out of the door come what may. There was definitely a lack of interest in compliance with the requirements especially around the correct way to Validate and decommission equipment. The continued to utilise a very old equipment inventory numbers and did not use the newer SAP Equipment Identification Numbers. It was a rare occurrence for someone to pass you in a corridor and greet you.
Scientist (Current Employee) – Worthing, ENG – 26 November 2015
I cannot comment on other sites as this would not be appropriate.
GSK Worthing is currently undergoing a very large transition and as part of Primary it is frustrating
Normally my 12.25hr day/night shift is hectic and you leave with a feeling of a good job, done well, lives saved.
Currently, it is chaos huge amounts of management, very little direction. If I could walk over to Worthing secondary where it is more established that would not be a problem.
A typical day/night at work requires tankers, in-process and finished product testing in the pharmaceutical market.
The only co-workers I have are my on-site customers. They all want you to test THEIR samples but I have developed a relationship to ensure that they know if their sample in delayed it is because they are in a queue and there is only me.
Management, are like ants. 1 person per shift and their must be 5 people that give you jobs to do! However, like everything else it get's put in queue and you deal with it when you can.
Co-Workers are they guys also on shift and I see them for a 15min handover. You learn some with leave the place in a mess, some will use the last of items and leave you in the **** some are very helpful. Working 1 per shift means they know when they leave it is not their problem. The hardest part of the job is the straight switch from 12.25hr days straight into 12.25hr nights, especially during summer weekends when you can't sleep. I find the most enjoyable part of my job is when it all works. I try to make a plan (even before I leave home) work out when certain things shouldmore... occur and it all works outless
Pension, Shares, known rota for the year
Non paid call out, unsocial hours, 1 hour drive to work
QA Scientist (Former Employee) – Worthing, ENG – 19 October 2014
A typical day at work starts with the morning meeting where performance for the past 24 hours is discussed with every individual. - I have learned to understand the importance of communication and leading skills to be applied when required. - Management is very helpful and approachable - Co-workers are very polite and helpful. - The most enjoyable part of the job was to absorb all the informations and new skills provided be very good and enjoyable training.
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Worthing, ENG – 5 February 2014
Start-up of machinery and checks of paperwork. Start manufacturing and inspection of medicine filled glass vials. Pack products into crates ready for final packaging in a different department. Learning about the demands for medicine and how to operate large machinery.
Great place to work, people were great, job was tedious but enjoyed it. Learnt lots about GMP, GLP, and was involved with audit preparations. As well as developed my HPLC skills and communications skills through working in teams.
EHS Adviser (Former Employee) – Worthing – 19 August 2012
A highly demanding production environment, supporting 1,000+ employees across 24/7 shift patterns. Due to the production demands Environment, Health and Safety Advisers must be flexible with working hours, have Generalist and specilists skills. The management are supportive and focused. They encourage individual learning and development and as a result I qualified as an EHS adviser while working for GSK. The hardest part of the job was managing training of the employees around shift patterns. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with so many skilled people and disciplines and the support of the fellow emploees.
development opportunities and working with a multiskilled work force