Working at GSK
Our people are essential to our success. We focus on building capabilities and aim to support and empower them to be the best they can be. In this section you can find out what life at GSK is really like.
An Introduction From Our Leaders
Ramil Burden, VP, General Manager Malaysia and Brunei, Pharmaceuticals
Why GSK? Because we are different. We are constantly challenging ourselves, our teams and our business model, to see what more we can do to increase access to our medicines and vaccines. We do this because of who we are and our values.
Stacy Wallace, VP, General Manager Malaysia and Brunei, Consumer Healthcare
I have spent the last 14 years working at GSK for 3 reasons: it makes me feel good that the profits I generate for the company help fund life-changing vaccines and medicines; GSK has given me amazing jobs and supported me to move all over the world with my family; and because every day I get to work with smart, passionate and talented people who make my GSK journey so fun and exciting.
Each year we produce more than two billion packs of medicine, more than 690 million doses of vaccines and more than five billion packs of consumer healthcare products. Through our 89 manufacturing sites we serve customers in 190 countries.
Nancy Cassiere, Business Service Center Head
GSK is a vibrant, exciting, diverse company that stands out in the way it truly lives its values. I’m proud to be working at a company at the top of the “change the world” list as it’s transforming patient access to medicines. Each day I get the opportunity to work with a team of bright, talented, motivated people in an open, collaborative environment that enables me to excel.
GSK is developmentally focused, offering a range of online, classroom and job related learning opportunities and a wide variety of job opportunities enabling you to drive your own career success.
Moien Ahmed Khan, General Manager, Global Manufacturing Services
For me work provides me happiness and my happiness depends upon the courage to lead. GSK provides just the right opportunity for this.
Why GSK Malaysia?
We are team of 1015 individuals and part of the global GSK network of 100,000 employees with great passion to make people “Do More, Feel Better, Live Longer”. We are committed to widening access to our products so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay.
Joining GSK will provide a platform to develop not just as a professional, but also as a person. At GSK we provide opportunities to skill up and grow, while getting the right healthcare products to the patients that need them the most. Some people sacrifice a sense of purpose for career success. We think you can have both. For example, Allied Against Dengue was founded in 2015 to lead change and garner bigger impact in Malaysia through collaborative partnerships, healthcare providers, industry and community empowerment and a holistic public education approach that combines prevention with management.
Developing our people
At GSK we value both deep expertise, and broad knowledge. We believe career paths should be flexible and adaptable to meet the future needs of our business and the strengths and aspirations of our employees.
To us, career development is about building experience and capability, and is not defined solely by promotion and advancement.
Employees helping communities
In Malaysia, we are pleased to be able to support communities and charities. Employee volunteering isn’t purely giving to others as it helps our people to gain new experiences and skills. In many cases, it also fosters a deeper understanding of patient needs.
The PULSE Volunteer Partnership is a skills-based volunteering initiative. Through PULSE, motivated and qualified employees are matched to a non-profit organization for three or six months full-time, contributing their skills to solve healthcare challenges at home and abroad.Under the PULSE programme, our volunteers work full-time with non-profit organizations, leveraging their professional expertise and knowledge for the good of the organization and society.
5 Things about PULSE
1. Since the programme launched in 2009, GSK has sent 637 employees from 60 countries to work with 112 non-profit organisations in 65 countries.
2. PULSE is the only corporate skills-based volunteering program in the world that sends as many volunteers (up to 100 each year) to work for as long (up to 6 months full-time) in as many different countries.
3. PULSE offers home and international assignments for 3 or 6 months, so there are opportunities for everyone!
4. 94% of partners said that the volunteer’s contribution was having a lasting impact even after the PULSE volunteer had left.
5. In 2016, 3 GSK Malaysia employees have been selected to participate for this initiative.
We launched Orange Day to give all our employees one day off each year to volunteer for a good cause. Employees across the world have supported a range of charities and projects including work in local schools, shelters for the homeless, community gardens, nursing homes and communities affected by natural disaster.
Employee health, safety and wellbeing
As a progressive healthcare company, helping our employees stay safe, healthy and productive is a priority.
At GSK we aim to have a healthy, resilient, high-performing workforce and cause no harm to people and the planet by helping build a culture guided by our values.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability
We are working hard to reduce our environmental footprint, even as we grow our business to extend the benefits of GSK products to more patients and customers around the world. Our environmental sustainability strategy sets an ambitious, long-term goal for the company’s whole value chain to be carbon neutral by 2050.
We have set ambitious goals to reduce carbon, water and waste across our value chain – from the sourcing of raw materials and the impacts of our own factories to the use and disposal of our products. By using resources more efficiently and collaborating with others to tackle these challenges, we can reduce costs, enhance competitiveness and reduce our impact on the environment.