GSK is cutting staff, and a lot of it, reports Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline. "I'm hearing that the smallest cuts are around 40% of the entire research staff at the various sites," he writes. For those who have never been through a layoff, or are new to industry, Lowe wonders how much the "grass is greener" mentality will play into departing scientists' ideas of why they were let go. Some scientists make a career decision to leave before the ship sinks, while others, says Lowe, leave before management figures out they never should have been there in the first place. "Many GSK scientists are (understandably) feeling as if they're being ditched in favor of a bunch of people whose main advantage is that upper management isn’t so familiar with them yet."
There's Nothing Quite Like Industry Politics (Unless You're in Academia)
Jun 10, 2008