GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Sep 30, 2014
Updated Sep 30, 2014
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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
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    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
  8.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process consisted of one HR phone screen, and one afternoon meeting with three people (two engineers, one HR rep) and a tour of the manufacturing facility. I was told that I would probably need to come back to meet with one other person but that did not happen. Two weeks after the panel interview, I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a technician who was resistant to your process improvements?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was very fair based on my degree and experience. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Operational Excellence Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    They had a very tedious but good interview process. They had me answer a series of questions as a screening for my phone interview. I wound up typing 4 pages single spaced to answer all of the technical questions that they asked. I am not sure if that was overkill but I got an offer so I assume that was good. During the in-person interview, I took a tour of the plant and then had to put together a presentation on the improvement opportunities that I had identified. Again, I am very thorough so I spent an hour on the presentation while eating lunch and then presented my findings to the panel interview team.

    I really liked the panel interview. They have 5 folks that participated were very experienced in their areas and they asked pertinent questions. They chose to include some of the pointless behavioral questions, probably because the HR person in the room required it.

    I would have loved to work at GSK but unfortunately the pay was less than I was already making and a higher level position was not available at the time.

    Interview Questions
    • The had me tour their production facility and then create a Powerpoint presentation on all of the improvement opportunities that I identified.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    This position would be a lateral move for me and the pay offered was far less than I was already making in my current position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Validation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    GSK follows a very standardized interview process centered around assuring that there is no discrimination of applicants. Questions are screened and approved by HR for use in the interview process so there is little to distinguish applicants who give standard responses. The way to distinguish yourself from other applicants is through technical expertise and personality.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions specific to the role of the application.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    QC Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty informal. I had conducted a good phone interview that was about 30 minutes long. When i was brought in for a face to face interview, i had the impression that they already wanted to hire me, and were just bringing me in to make sure i wasnt a psychopath. Most of the people i have met are very relaxed, and are focused on making sure the people they hire work well in the environment

    Interview Questions
    • For me, the most difficult question was answering where i planned to be at the end of my contract.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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