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Technical Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  London24 May 2017
Gathering requirement from various super users on the business process, perform end to end testing

Coordinate with SAP, business and third party users
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Industrial Cadet (Former Employee) –  Stevenage, Hertfordshire24 May 2017
As this was just a work experience esque placement, I did not have too much of a daily task. However, it allowed me to gain an insight into the work that I wish to go into after my degree has ended. It also allowed me to understand the greater runnings in a large corporation such as GSK.
Pros
Free lunches and drinks, Great staff
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HR Workforce Data Management Analyst (CW position) (Current Employee) –  Uxbridge, UK23 May 2017
Extremely supportive and a great environment to work in.
Great team and honest leadership team who are able to open to change and are constantly looking ways to improve
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Productive and Fun
Data Analyst / Report Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 May 2017
I really had nice time working for this company and I don't mind doing it a second time. My time was used productively in creating highly interactive reports and many of the reports guide the team I work for in making decision on products and different GSK markets.
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Rewarding and fun environment to work in
Team Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stockley Park, Greater London15 May 2017
A rewarding workplace culture.
Very much a team environment with inclusion of staff from back office support to the most senior of personnel.
One negative aspect personally was the frustrations around scope of progression within the company and openings to Assistant and Executive Assistants were limited.
Pros
Fun and rewarding working environment
Cons
Limited career progression for PA and EA's
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Productive and Focussed work place
Data and Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Brentford, Greater London10 May 2017
The work ethic at GSK is very flexible however your objective and performance are vitally important. You need to be a serious team player willing to go above and beyond to succeed.

A typical day at work in the ERP project is where data is analysed and unexpected issues will arise. You are left to problem solve and at a fast pace until a new issue comes up! It is fast moving and in a constantly changing project environment.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
a lot of change in one go
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Great Stable Environment
Medical Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London3 May 2017
First job after university and loved the culture and the stability of the company. Lovely people and lovely premises. Great restaurant and great Gym. Was a great first job.
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Rewarding to be involved in the production of life saving medicines
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Worthing, West Sussex2 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.
Pros
Part of a great team
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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Constant improvement (Former Employee) –  Herefordshire, UK20 April 2017
Work place culture was excellent. The hardest part of the job dealing with human factor issues. Management overall took a good care of work priorities and motivated staff accordingly.
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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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If you cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen!
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  England13 April 2017
Great job with loads of very positive aspects but change is constant.

Products change on a regular basis so it is not possible to plan your future by staying in one place or with one product....unless you are being promoted on a regular basis.
Pros
Freedom from the office environment
Cons
Little value placed on the work done by people in the office
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Great people rewarding Company.
Shift Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Barnard Castle, Durham13 April 2017
Only worked with GSK for 11 months but worked with some great people. You where rewarded for the work you put in and given opportunities outside your area. Would recommend GSK as a company to work for
Pros
Shares, bonus, discounts, the people, working enviroment, opportunities.
Cons
Mine was the travel but other than that none.
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Fun and productive place to work
Communications/ Advertising Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire7 April 2017
I work within the Clinical Trials unit at Addenbrookes Hospital.
I have learned a lot working within Clinical environment. It is great fun and a productive place to work.
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Great Company To Work For
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Hampshire6 April 2017
A great working Environment, a forward thinking company. Always given a stretching target but with their great products and Superb training these targets were always achieved
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Slow paced environment
Finance Business Partner (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London5 April 2017
A slow paced environment where decisions take a very long time and an eye for detail is not necessary as everything gets lost in the roundings. I guess its the nature of the beast given the size of the company.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Bureaucratic
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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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Fun, Relaxed place to work
Project Analyst (Current Employee) –  Stockley Park, Greater London27 March 2017
Excellent, supportive and fun place to work. Very vibrant working atmosphere. GSK has helped to improve my confidence, comms skills and taken me out of my comfort zone
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Good place to work
Global Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  GSK WHQ22 March 2017
Good place to work, good life-to-work balance, challenging and slow to change, opportunities to move internally, multicultural and equal opportunities ethos.
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You feel proud to work there
Credit Manager (Former Employee) –  Stockley Park, Greater London22 March 2017
It is a very high pressured environment with big expectations, but there are a huge number of development opportunities. In most of my roles I was expected to self manage and take full responsibility which enables you to demonstrate your skills.
Pros
Good working environment
Cons
High pressure and long hours
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