GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions in Brentford, England

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
3 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brentford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process started by the exchange of a few emails with an HR manager. After the submition of my CV and cover letter, she put me in contact with my future manager. Then, I got a phone interview with this manager and her boss. After several questions on my CV and my experience, they asked me why GSK, why Procurement and ultimately, to describe a discount I had nogatiated in my life.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a discount you have negotiated in your life. It could be anything.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked what were my expectations in terms of salary. I replied I was not asking much but I wanted to be financially independent so I would appreciate to have enough for food and accomodation. The manager said, without mentionning any amount, that they would give me a small compensation. Eventually, £1200/ month was more than enough
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Planning and Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brentford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    telephone interview (30 mins) followed by face to face interview with hiring manager and its line manager (Finance Director). focus on competencies and work related examples for different situations.
    no feedback after the interview, even if it was one hour and a half long and they were impressed by my experience and my technical "textbook knowledge"
    I requested a formal feedback and they told me that they are "are in the final stages of making a decision", no further details, but never heard of them back again

    Interview Questions
    • predictable questions, no formal introduction of the interviewers (they never presented themselves with their job names, I had to search them on Linked in to know who they were), the hiring manager was the one to coordinate the interviews (dates, time, location) - no HR involvement whatsoever in the recruitment process   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Supply Chain Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brentford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Competence based interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Can be prepared for using the published information (internet)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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