GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter for phone screen, then interview with DM by phone and then schedule f2f interview with DM. I was a bit unusual as I applied out of state and the DM had to fly out to meet me. RVP was too tight on schedule to meet candidates so they went ahead with an offer after f2f. The interview process was respectful and expected. However gsk is extremely by the book and DM will only ask questions verbatim from the interview pages. It was a bit more difficult than others as there would be multiple questions within one, testing various aptitudes and you have to meet them all with one answer.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you handled persistent rejection in the past?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Research Triangle Park, NC).

    Interview

    It was over 25 years since I've interviewed. I got my job at Glaxo by coming in as a Manpower employee. I was in Marketing for about 9 months before I was hired in Project Management and have been in Project Management for my entire time at GSK.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how I would respond to a situation and I replied. I don't remember the exact question because it's been so long ago now.   Answer Question
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    Temporary Instrument Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    30-45 minutes each with 4 different directors. They each asked the same basic set of questions from HR. They were behavioral type questions the kind where they try to determine how you would respond in the future. Basically any list of top 50 nterview questions will help. It was of course more technical in nature since it was for a science job.

    Interview Questions

    • Had a checklist of personnel department approved questions. Mostly situation-action-outcome format, aka tell me about a time where you disagreed with a coworker?   1 Answer
    • Each dept head spent about 20 minutes describing what they do. In hindsight personalities really were on display. Be alert, an energy drink may help, technical talks off the cuff about subjects you are not aware/interested in can be rather dry.   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Houston, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    tough- behavioral questions that were not reflective of any past experience in sales that I was able to communicate; It seems they tend to go back on their word about the Novartis integration and the jobs that GSK people were supposed to keep

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a time you had a challenging situation with work and a co worker   Answer Question
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    The interview was to the point and not intimidating. The questions were standard and the people interviewing were friendly. The interview lasted about an hour, with three people interviewing, one at a time, for fifteen minutes each. It ended with a tour around the facility.

    Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    - first round was behavioral, asked basic questions about my previous experience and internships
    - onsite was a long day. There were several rounds:
    1. Given a case, and needed to present how you would describe product to market
    2. 1:1 with member of Sales team
    3. Another 1:1 with member of Marketing team
    4. Group assessment test where you listen to each other pitches and then come together to determine best one

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Phila, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Took a while to get call from hiring manager. When we sat down we reviewed Resume review, Behavior Questions-Integrity is a company theme. Also, Focus on Sales ability

    Interview Questions

    • Name how you changed a prescriber's habits and what was the process and how did the prescriber react?   1 Answer
    • When can you start? We have a drug test as well as credit check.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had other offer from another pharma company

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    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Miami, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted about 2 weeks later for a 1 hour phone screening interview followed by 1 hour live interview. Reviewed resume and was asked mostly behavioral based questions. Two interviewers were present.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you bring value to your customers? Provide an example.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Future Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (King of Prussia, PA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Three Stages

    1) Online Application - resume, cover letter, online application
    2) Phone Interview - 45 minute long behavioral interview
    3) Assessment Center - visited company headquarters in King of Prussia, PA and spent the day completing Assessment Center activities (role play, behavioral interview, group work, crisis management, individual presentation)

    Interview Questions

    • One of the activities we had to complete was to pick a product (out of three we were given) and give an individual presentation on why we picked that certain product (i.e. its benefits) and why we picked it over the other two products (i.e. the other products' downfalls)   Answer Question
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    Vaccines Telesales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    STAR INTERVIEW. Know the vaccines prior to the interview. Dress to impress, full suit, black or grey. Slouching is highly frowned upon. Don't be a brown noser, no one likes that.

    Interview Questions

    • Whats the difference between territory management and account management?   Answer Question

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