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Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015
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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Will ask you to do a STAR panel and then will make you present a scenario. Then you will have to sit through questions about your former employers and why you want to work at GSK

    Interview Questions
    • most challenging opportunity that you have come across in your last year and why you did what you did   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    chemistry with interviewer and bad press about company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    STAR process, job description focused, "what you did". Process is generally slow. Salary negotiations are critical since 1st offer will almost always low ball. Unlikely to get promoted so come in as high as possible.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    simple
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oral Healthcare Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Received email asking to schedule phone interview with recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • Demographic info, example of leadership, college, degree, GPA, last two jobs & job descriptions, minimum salary requirement, familiarity with company, willing to travel for training. Was told that my info would be sent on and if selected for further interview, would be contacted in 2-3 weeks.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Inside Immunization Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Gave my resume to someone who already worked for department. Had a week to study for a vaccine related test. If passed, interview continued. Discussed normal interview questions such as strengths and weaknesses, past work experience, and where do you see yourself in so many years.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The first-round interview was held at my college campus, and was a short 30 minute discussion that included my resume, a behavioral question, and a technical question focusing on how pumps work.

    After three months, a recruiter from GSK emailed me to inform me that I had been selected for the final round. My interview was at the Oak Hill, NY site with the director of the department I was going to be working in and with someone from HR. The interview (5 questions and approx. 1.5 hrs) delved further into my background, competencies, and concluded with a tour of the facility.

    I got the good news the day after!

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important parameter to think about when purchasing/using a pump to draw out water.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. I really had nothing to leverage!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apparently there is something going on within GSK. The interview process is very disorganized and disrespectful. It took almost 2 months to set up the initial phone screen involving 3 different HR people and 3 scientists. After finally nailed down a time and date, I was noticed one week ahead the interview will be cancelled due to time conflict and another HR or someone else will come up with a new schedule. I was OK with that. BUT, two days prior to the original scheduled date, I received a call and asked me if I have 45 minutes for interview. I was totally unprepared and shocked! The interview went horrible, of course, not only because of the unprepared part but also there was absolutely no conversion between me and the interviewer. It was obvious the interviewer did not read my resume and knew the area I was and was not interested in. She asked very broad and detailed technique question, which I put it away for a long time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview with DM went great. also had a good second interview. Too bad there is a hiring freeze.

    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through the application through the university career center and also their main website. After 2 weeks or so, I was contacted by the employers and was interviewed via phone. They are generally friendly, and ask questions that will possibly boost your confidence. It was not a tense interview, and the employers are only interested to know your level of enthusiasm.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you expect to get from this position?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    I was originally a contract hire, so communications were conducted via a staffing firm. At the time I lived out of state, so my initial interview was over the phone. I was then asked to come for an in-person interview, during which I interviewed with my supervisors and the head of the department. I was offered the job for an 18-month contract, at the end of which I was fortunate to be offered a permanent position at the company.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Operations Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews for the position and they were questions regarding my future goals and how much I will be learning from this experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked a difficult technical question regarding the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to work in the RTP office instead of the Navy yard location in Philadelphia.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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