GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions in Brentford, England

Updated Feb 9, 2015
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    IT Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Brentford, England (UK)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process was well organised. There was a meal organised the day before the assessment centre for everyone to get to know each other. The next day all candidates were placed into a room, there were around 5-6 different tasks and some people would be removed from the room to do individual tasks and interviews. The group exercises were intertwines with the individual presentation in the sense that you presented to the group and then collectively you decided who's idea was the best.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you have collected your own data for use in a project.   Answer Question
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    Finance Manager Planning and Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Brentford, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Brentford, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    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

    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

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    Supply Chain Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Brentford, England (UK)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Competence based interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Can be prepared for using the published information (internet)   Answer Question

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