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great place
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 November 2017
very good place to work
lots of opportunities
lots of support and training
innovative and has a good salary and share reward, health insurance package
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Great comoany to work for!
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) –  London, UK14 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.
Pros
Great company, great structure, great benefits, great company culture
Cons
Working hours can be long from time to time depending on the project
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Good pay for part time
Office movement (Former Employee) –  London30 September 2017
The pay was good and included travel time in the pay and training was very clear effective. The hours were long but the breaks given to you were also long.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours
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Fantastic company to work for
PA/Office Manager for CTS (Former Employee) –  West London, Greater London25 September 2017
Competitive salaries, great perks and ability to progress upward or across the company. The management team was very approachable and the office environment was fun busy and fast paced.
Pros
Competitive salary and perks
Cons
None
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Good place to work
Technical Operator (Former Employee) –  Ware, Hertfordshire17 August 2017
Very long and unsociable hours. 12 hour rotating days and nights when I was there. Good bunch of people. Management ok. No better or worse than anywhere else.
Pros
Time off
Cons
Long hours
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Terrible management
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Maidenhead, Berkshire11 August 2017
Terrible company. The Management need to stop preaching the company values and try acting on them. Actions speak louder than words. To many managers who are clueless. This then puts a huge workload on the workers. Management are rude and don't listen. To much interest in meetings and charts. They need to get out more and understand the process and what people are doing to keep them in the positions they sit in.
Pros
Great pay benefits shifts etc.
Cons
Heartless management
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Excellent company to work for!
DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Weybridge17 July 2017
I've been at GSK for a year and a half as a long-term contract role and can't fault them in any way. Excellent work ethic, good benefits (for perm members) and a great on-site atmosphere.
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Great place to work
Associate Study Manager (Former Employee) –  Stockley Park, Greater London4 July 2017
Really enjoyable place to work good culture and values, not much scope for progression as placement student and salary very much 'competitive' but could get more elsewhere
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Busy well regulated environment
Work Placed Trainer & Inbound/Sampling Operator (Former Employee) –  Ware, Hertfordshire15 June 2017
Learnt plenty of new skills, involved in all aspects of Warehousing, Health and Safety, Quality control and auditing.
Appreciated the prioritising of Quality over Quantity within the site
Pros
Excellent Benefits
Cons
Constant restructuring and work pattern changes
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Dental Territory Representative (Former Employee) –  South Wales12 June 2017
Great role selling to Dental Professionals. Good career prospects and well paid salary package. GSK culture was to promote from within and an ethical sales approach. Well respected by customers and competitors alike.
Pros
Ethical sales based role
Cons
Minor
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Busy environment, varied workload
HR Data Management Analyst (temp assignment) (Former Employee) –  Uxbridge, London, United kingdom31 May 2017
A good multi-national employer with many benefits and perks. I was only working in a temporary capacity, so this was limited. Good management, but as would be expected with such a large company there are areas that are somewhat disjointed. Good content but using the systems sometimes resulted repetitive tasks.
Pros
Great offices and flexible working hours
Cons
None
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GSK is a good company to work for as a whole.
Logistics (Former Employee) –  Maidenhead20 April 2017
GSK is a good company to work for as a whole and the benefits are very good pension, shares, private healthcare etc. However, l worked at the Maidenhead site and the culture is very much if your face fits, then you are OK. If not, the management go out of their way to make life as difficult as possible, to the extent that people are so stressed out, made to feel useless and start to doubt their own ability, that they either leave, get dismissed or are signed off with stress.
My advice to anyone applying for a position at Maidenhead is to consider all of your options prior to accepting as your career could be very short.
Pros
Good pension and other packages available
Cons
Very poor management with little respect for anyone
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Good company
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  Stevenage5 April 2017
I work as a contractor. As a contractor you don't get much development opportunities, there is certain degree of segregation with permanent staff. On going short job contract does't give much job security or benefits.
In overall happy about the company.
Pros
Good work and life balance
Cons
Less development opportunities
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Good Place to Work
PA Commercial Oncology Business Director & Team (Former Employee) –  Stockley Park, Greater London24 February 2017
Pay and benefits were excellent. Workplace is superb. I had 3 managers whilst I was there. 2 were encouraging, approachable and supportive. One was a little detached and not so approachable and very demanding. Culture is very young and trendy! Lots of 'buzz' words, we all got fed up with 'win win win'!! They spoke of work life balance, but most people worked long hours. They also spoke of transparency, but as with any company only the top tier of management know what is happening until they feel you need to know.

I was made redundant and sad to go.
Pros
Benefits and workplace are very good.
Cons
Long hours and too trendy!
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Productive
Trade Mark Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London6 December 2016
Excellent experience with great benefits. Easy access to London with good transport links. Excellent training and support. Managed a global portfolio. Skill acquired: Management, Brand protection, legal skills, co-ordination across multi-disciplinary departments.
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Very good company to work for.
Laboratory Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ware17 October 2016
The daily work is very routine, but the management do attempt to vary things with project work coupled with numerous development opportunities. There is a strong team ethic within all aspects of the company which is a fantastic source of motivation.
Pros
Benefits, strong team mentality.
Cons
Lack of appraisals and regular feedback.
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Fantastic company, good benefits, work homelife balance, good training resources
PA and Administrator (Former Employee) –  Brentford and Stockley Park14 September 2016
I only have good things to say about GSK, for 21 years they provided me with job security, good benefits package and the ability to achieve a balance in work and home.

In return I gave 110% and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.
Pros
Work home life balance, good training resources
Cons
Too many changes to major systems
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Busy workplace witha a great team
HR Representaive (Current Employee) –  Uxbridge15 July 2016
GSK is very busy company who treats their staff well. The building is great and there is always some social activities happening. A lot of extra groups to join outside of work. The HHR team is big but all are very helpful and it is a good environment to work in.
Pros
good salary, great team
Cons
poor management, high workload
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Productive and worthwhile
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Glaxosmithkline - MOntrose28 April 2016
GSK is a great place to work, You are included in the team and made to feel as though you are making a difference in the word.

I was given a great opportunity if only for a fixed period to work for a great company and learning every day.

The financial benefits are good as are the working conditions.

Thoroughly recommend this employer.
Pros
Great working environment
Cons
No Cons
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Day to Day
Functions Manager (Current Employee) –  Hertfordshire7 April 2016
I look after the day to day operation on helping organisers with their meetings, dinners, team building and to guide them on the facilities we offer here
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long Hours, crazy busy
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