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A Large Company with Many Opportunities
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  Harlow, Essex6 October 2017
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.
Pros
Large corporate company, opporutnity to learn lots of analytical techniques
Cons
Very competitive environment
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work is good but management needs revision
Senior Scientist (Former Employee) –  Stevenage, Hertfordshire19 April 2017
enjoyed work although it was intense at times
company culture was good but dept needed work
enjoyed learning about how medicines are progressed and how that translated into helping people
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Innovative and purpose bulit
SENIOR ANALYTICAL SCIENTIST (Current Employee) –  Stevenage5 November 2016
Log on to the main server.
Retrieve emails and meeting invites.
Refer to task briefing of the work package.
Carryout required analysis.
Write up report on the experiment.
Record worked hours on weekly time sheet.
Pre-plan the next task.
Pros
Flexible hours and independent working
Cons
May not find the time to bond with other workers
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Great place to work
Senior Scientist (Former Employee) –  Ware, ENG25 August 2015
In general GSK is a great place to work. Its respectful and the culture good.
I have found career advancement difficult in early years, but now I am working in an area I enjoy I believe this will be easier.
Cons
Hard to progress
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Friendly workplace
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ENG15 September 2014
I have worked at the GSK Clinical Research Unit in Cambridge since the beginning of 2013. I have found my time at GSK to be generally positive.
Pros
Friendly
Cons
No opportunity to progress career as a scientist
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Has good facilities
Senior Scientist (Former Employee) –  Stevenage8 November 2013
Dependable company in the eyes of the public, in reality expect to be at risk of redundancy and see massive staff cuts on a yearly basis
Pros
good share scheme
Cons
no real pay rises and always redundancies and cuts being made
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