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Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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    Safety Assessment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After two weeks, I received an email for a phone interview scheduled for the same day in the afternoon. The interview involves going through the job description and the expectation required of intern. Then specific questions were asked regarding my past experience working with animals especially rodents. There questions that try to know whether I am an animal activist and whether I will comfortable working with animals. Expecting to hear back from them

    Interview Questions
    • What motivated you to apply to this program/department?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. No relocation and transportation subsidies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Very last minute phone interview request; interviewer requested a very rigid STAR method for interview. Followed by onsite interview for two days while interviewers observe how each candidate work in a team environment. I would have preferred the interview process to be explained sooner and did not have to schedule multiple interviews last minute.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to be firm in your belief.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Global Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Resume Review followed by interviews (1-2) optional group interview. This depends on the job being applied for and the country also. Sometimes a final interview may be needed with the hiring managers line manager also but this is for director level and above roles only.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    EHS Compliance Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aiken, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aiken, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online 8/2014 and was contacted for a phone screen with HR about 2 months later. About 2.5 weeks after the initial screening I had a Skype interview with 3 people from the safety department. I was offered and accepted the job a couple of days later. Everyone was pleasant and professional to interview with. I haven't interviewed via Skype much, but there is a lot of great info on the web about how to prepare for this type of interview. It was a little uncomfortable to accept a position without seeing the facility and meeting the people I will work with in person, but I'm not local to the plant.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really anything too unexpected. Skype interview consisted of behavioral questions and expertise questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was good so no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Clinical Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by HR and scheduled an interview. Once passed thru HR had interviews with 3 other people within the Clinical Data Management group. Two of the DM interviewers I ended up working with for several years.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a choice of questions, I could pass if I didn't have an answer or didn't quite understand the question. Mostly on how I would handle certain situations.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Employee Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Interview Details

    We conduct mostly behavioural interviews - asking specifics from your history; questions are based on key behaviours for role and GSK leadership expectations (even at individual contributor level); come prepared with good recall of past projects, actions, results, impact to business, how you resolved challenges, relationships, etc.Be very honest - don't fudge because you'll get asked about details.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you identified a process improvement that would improve the customer experience; what was your approach; how did you measure the customer experience was improved.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Very stressful interview. Too many rounds. HR interview is stupid, but the interview with executive director was difficult.
    Too much stress on sales and less on marketing even though the position was for marketing. Overall a very good expereince

    Negotiation Details
    Not at all. They didn't make any room for it.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Pretty short interview compared to other big pharmaceuticals I interviewed at. Gave a research talk (45 min with questions after). Besides research talk, rest of interview was not that technical. There were 5 one on one interviews. they have questions that you answer using the star method. So they ask situational questions where you dealt with a difficult teammate or implemented a process improvement, stuff like that. People were very friendly and made sure I had time to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions were from senior scientific managers during my talk   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a call from the hiring manager about 6 weeks later. Phone screen then a face to face interview. Questions included: tell me about yourself, what led you to apply for this job, why should we hire you, many behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Pretty straight forward. Lots of behavioral....tell me about a time when. Have a variety of scenarios available.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    During the interview process I was asked what I was currently making. I did not really negotiate, the offer was appropriate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    GSK found me through a recruiter. Went through one 60-minute interview with HR Recruiter, mostly general questions to determine fit. Then 2 phone screens with hiring manager followed by a half day one-on-ones with 3 different VP level decision makers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time when you struggled with an assignment because it felt in conflict with your ethics and integrity. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very straight forward. GSK does a great job laying out the benefits of joining in an easy to understand fashion.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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