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01-26-2006, 07:11 PM
I'm currently employed as a dental hygienist, but I'm thinking about a career change. What are my chances of getting into GSK? If I make it in, do you think I might be able to make it to management?
Thanks for any serious replies!
01-26-2006, 07:34 PM
If you are smart and reasonably good looking, they will hire you. You will make alot of money...and not have to look at people's really ugly teeth all day. But you won't be respected anymore: not by the doctors, or your manager. Forget management...it is a hellish job.
Look at some of the other GSK posts to know what you are getting into.
My advice, take the job for a few years and save as much $$ as possible. Sales reps will be obsolete within a few years...there is alot of pressure on the FDA to stop the dirty stuff going on.
And just wait until Michael Moore's movie comes out...huge public outcry. Get while the getting is good.
01-27-2006, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the information, but what if I really wanted to get into management? What kind of qualifications and experience do they look for?
01-27-2006, 08:10 AM
I don't know...I never want to be in management. The people who manage sales reps work over 60 hours a week. If you want to work in corporate you need to relocate to Philly or RTP. I imagine the political BS in house is terrible. There are many sales people who want to be promoted and are very capable, but it is really tough because there are not that many positions open. You need to be lucky more than anything.
GSK reps are highly sought out in this industry because they are well-trained. Take a job with GSK, get experience, but then try to get into a smaller pharm company or biotech where your chances for promotion are better.
01-27-2006, 08:23 AM
great benefits, great incentives, try to get other sales experience first.
01-27-2006, 08:27 AM
Keep cleaning the crap out of people's nasty mouths. That's more glamorous, believe me...
01-27-2006, 09:19 AM
This is a great job, great company with great people..you will make 100k in a few short years. Management is top notch, can't say enough good things about my job at GSK, the Big Orange.
01-27-2006, 09:26 AM
RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!!!!
01-27-2006, 11:50 AM
I seem to be getting mixed messages here - management is top notch on the one hand but only lucky people get into management? Are they qualified people as well?
01-27-2006, 12:05 PM
The FW28 will use Cosworth power, following the team’s split with BMW at the end of last season, and will run on Bridgestone tyres after Williams’ switch from Michelin.
The team’s driver line-up also features three new members - Nico Rosberg is Mark Webber’s 2006 team mate, while testing will be carried out by third driver Alexander Wurz and the newly-signed Narain Karthikeyan.
Like its rivals, the aerodynamic design of the FW28 has been heavily influenced by the move to smaller V8 engines for 2006. Obvious changes on the new car include an aggressive barbed sting on the back of the engine cover and de-cambered tips to the rear wing. Coupled to these changes, the team have adopted a tall sidepod concept to allow a larger undercut to smoothen air flow to the rear of the car.
New restrictions on bodywork to the front of the car, removing the bottom parts of any forward barge boards, have also prompted Williams to use a zero keel option for the front suspension. In addition, the team has progressed the cascaded front wing, trialled successfully in the last two Grands Prix of 2005.
The FW28 is a first design for technical director Sam Michael’s new combination of chief aerodynamicist, Loic Bigois and chief designer, Jorg Zander. For the first time too, the design team has had the benefit of two onsite wind tunnels dedicated to the new car from the outset.
“The FW28 has been a large departure from previous Williams’ designs due in part to new aerodynamic efficiency targets, but also the mechanical challenges of changing to Bridgestone tyres and Cosworth’s V8 engine,” explained Michael. “It has been a really interesting car to design and I believe that will continue to be the case during its development in 2006.”
On the engine front, Cosworth CEO Tom Routsis reflected: “Our partnership with WilliamsF1 continues to strengthen and the highly motivated nature of the relationship has produced extremely encouraging results since track testing began. The CA2006 V8 was first installed in the WilliamsF1 FW27C interim car in November last year, since when it has completed in excess of 7,000kms of test mileage. Progress achieved so far by Williams and Cosworth validates the expectation of the partnership enjoying a competitive campaign this season.”
Alongside the new V8 engine in the drivetrain design strategy has been the progression of Williams’ seamless shift technology which is anticipated to come on stream in the early part of the 2006 season. This seven-speed, continuous torque gearbox owes much of its development progression to the joint validation work conducted on Cosworth’s dynos in Northampton. Seamless transmission can be worth up to 0.4 seconds over the course of an average racing lap.
The FW28 commences its first test on Tuesday in Valencia, ahead of its race debut in Bahrain on March 12.
01-27-2006, 04:54 PM
you got to be a http://www.cafepharma.com/ubbthreads/images//graemlins/grin.gif butt licker,yes person and a teenager,does anyone recognize themselves here?
01-27-2006, 05:49 PM
Keep your job as a "dental hygienist" at least you can clean the slime and germs out of your patients' mouths, you will never be able to get rid of the slime in GSK management! Competent managers are the exception not the rule here.
01-29-2006, 09:44 AM
you will have to have some years as a rep first. Thats if you make it through the training.
01-29-2006, 09:50 AM
training at gsk ISNT the hardest. believe me. I have been to pharma training where you actually thought you just entered into a training program at Parris Island. No kidding. Push ups and hazing included. No joke. That's where ATs are actually drill instructors minus the military uniform.
01-30-2006, 04:22 PM
Dont work for GSK ....sell your soul to the devil instead...
Because thats what drug repping is .....
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