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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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    Senior Scientist/Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was emailed for a screening interview over the phone. We scheduled for the following week. I was interviewed by two pleasant scientists, who asked me technical questions that pertained to the position, no behavioral questions. I sent a follow up email and never heard back from them. It's been about 3-4 weeks since the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any unexpected questions. They were really just; what is your experience with this or that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    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
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    Operational Excellence Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee 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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    Vaccine Telesales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was given a phone interview shortly after. Was then asked to come in for a formal interview. Was notified a week or two later by email that I had not gotten the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had a customer or client who was upset with your company's product. What did you do to fix it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    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
  8.  

    Future Leaders: Environmental Health & Safety Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter was very nice and gave time to think about answers. My interview was over the phone. We started out with basic information like my GPA, graduation date, etc. Then we proceeded the behavioral questions. If candidates are selected to proceed, they are invited onsite for another step in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked 3 behavioral questions. What is my motivation for the job, a time I dealt with conflict and how I handled it, and a time where I used creativity in a project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Catalyst Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was not a traditional type of behavioral Q&A. We only talked about research and the details. The recruiter introduced the company and the position first, answered my questions, and then listened to me on my previous research experience with occasional technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The process was very straightforward and smooth, focusing on research skills. No difficult or unexpected question asked.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    It was very relaxed and quick. After applying in less than a week I was contacted via email to set up a phone interview. This was the last step in the process. No face to face interviews were going to be conducted

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    One 30-min HR phone screening. One week later received onsite interview invitation. First, a 60-min HR interview full of behavior questions with hiring manager present. Then, a 30-min technical presentation, followed by one-hour panel discussion. Lab tours, lunch. Finally, three 30-min one-to-one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The one-hour interview with HR is full of crap: what's your motivation? How do you handle difficult people? and so on. You can nail these questions by preparing stories for these behavioral questions. Just Google it   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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