GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
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  1.  

    Sales and Marketing Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    - 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

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    several Situation Task Action Result questions with panel, very pleasant interviewers, should have asked many more technical questions, although I got an interview, I do not feel like others got a fair chance at getting the interview. There were many qualified candidates that did get an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you most qualified for the job?   View Answer
    • How do you deal with stress as many different tasks are competing for resources?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    • When can you start? We have a drug test as well as credit check.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Had other offer from another pharma company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Event Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Went through 4 interviews. Everyone was very nice. Went through a group interview. Individual interview. Was disapointed I didn't receive an offer. Have kept in touch about possible jobs in the future.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Future Leader 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 in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Vaccines Telesales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Healthcare Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    phone screening then 2 days of interviewing each around 1.5 hrs long, both with my now manager, easy going simple questions (a lot), answer in STAR format. Most will not interview like this, usually you do a 1on1 interview after a phone screening, then a second 1on1 then you have a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to detail two products on 2nd and final day of interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not a lot of room to negotiate, salary is pretty fixed on what they tell you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Clinical Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Ask psychological questions that really don't address the skills of the candidate. Received call from the HR representative who offered me the position with the salary and benefits. Allowed a week to accept or decline the offer and was able to negotiate salary.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Future Leaders Program - Sales & Marketing FT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The application is online and there's an essay portion to it.

    They started off with a phone interview which was about 45 minutes long and super in-depth. It was all behavioral questions and they force you to use the STAR method so if you start and don't use it, they'll stop you and make you start again. At the end of that phone call, they'll tell you whether not they want you to move on to their assessment center.

    In the assessment center, you get a case study which you read overnight then you use the same information for your super day. There's 2 group projects, a presentation, a role playing scenario and finally a one-on-one interview. They'll tell you usually within a day if you got the offer or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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