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Old 10-29-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Has anyone worked at GSK as a contract worker? I was wondering what the experience was like and if they have intentions to hire contract workers full time after the contract ends? I know they laid off people 2 years ago and last year so I'm curious if they are replacing full time workers with contract worker then have no intentions of ever hiring you on full time. I heard from someone that once you've worked there for way year, you have to take 6 months off before they can hire you full time. Is this true? The job I am looking at is for a call center support nurse. If anyone has any info about this job at GSk- good or bad... I'd love to hear about your experience. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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Has anyone worked at GSK as a contract worker? I was wondering what the experience was like and if they have intentions to hire contract workers full time after the contract ends? I know they laid off people 2 years ago and last year so I'm curious if they are replacing full time workers with contract worker then have no intentions of ever hiring you on full time. I heard from someone that once you've worked there for way year, you have to take 6 months off before they can hire you full time. Is this true? The job I am looking at is for a call center support nurse. If anyone has any info about this job at GSk- good or bad... I'd love to hear about your experience. Thanks in advance
I would seriously doubt they'd have a wholesale plan to hire FTEs in that call center. It's a convo you should have with the agency AND the hiring manager at GSK.

By all reports, the company's financial picture is not improving.

The 6 month thing is if you get laid off and take a package. Contractors can apply for FT jobs and be hired.

Providing there ARE jobs.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:12 PM
 
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I would seriously doubt they'd have a wholesale plan to hire FTEs in that call center. It's a convo you should have with the agency AND the hiring manager at GSK.

By all reports, the company's financial picture is not improving.

The 6 month thing is if you get laid off and take a package. Contractors can apply for FT jobs and be hired.

Providing there ARE jobs.
A new trend is barring laid off employees from being re-engaged for employment indefinitely by the company or any company that has a contract with that employer. This is also accompanied with some kind of indemnification clause that you may never sue them and a severance.

Before the economic downturn, we used short term contracts as an excellent way of identifying potential FTE hires (usually entry level). These days, temp work has supplanted FTE and the temps are almost never brought on permanently.

Good luck.
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