GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a very pleasant experience. The recruiter contacted me via phone and asked me about my courses and projects related to the qualifications they were looking for. He described the position to me.

    Later I was called for an onsite interview. The whole team talked to me in groups of two and asked me several questions and kept asking tools and languages I used for doing my academic projects. The whole process was very smooth and each and every one of them made it really comfortable. They key is to have general software skills and a burning desire to learn and excel.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of databases, repositories and languages you used for you academic projects?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Co-Op Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school and was contacted by telephone. I received an overview of the position and was asked some basic questions about my experience, resume, and skills. During the phone conversation I was asked to come in for an onsite interview. Once onsite, I met with various scientists throughout the day. It was all very informal and casual. I was asked the basic behavioral questions that people find online, but they were more interested in me just telling them about my skills & understanding of the position. Overall, it was really easy - they just wanted a competent co-op.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    first it was a phone interview, then i received a call to come in for an in person interview. i had several one on one interviews. then i had a panel interview. at the end i was able to ask questions and discuss next steps.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    First went through a phone screen, then two managers interviewed me face to face, the hiring manager who was one of them then had me speak to the VP --her boss on the phone. A week later an off was made and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a conflict you had with a coworker and how it resolved.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to change start date. My usual advice is to take the offer!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Statistical Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Go to GSK's website and find their interview information. They explain the questions you'll be asked. The questions are all like, "explain a time when you....". Be prepared with specific examples! You usually at least get a lunch. Do not expect HR to call you back or send you a letter stating the position has been filled.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you did not agree with your supervisor. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vaccines Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with District Sales Manager. Initial questions were about past success stories. Then some hypothetical situations. Closed him and was top candidate. He chose another candidate with more vaccine experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Decribe one of you most difficult successful outcomes.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Co-Op Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very easy going, mostly behavioral. Applied online from www.gsk.com and then 2-3 months later got a call from the manager. Manager was very nice and asked very straight forward questions. Listening is key.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is VERY fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone call from the manager to schedule an onsite interview. Onsite, the interview was mostly behavioral, things like how did you handle such and such situation in your previous projects etc.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was all pretty easy. They called me up and asked me to pretty much sell myself. I 'm pretty good at doing that so it went well. Some of the questions they asked me were pretty random like "If you could be any brand of cereal, which brand would you be?" I thought it was a joke, so I treated it like a joke. Something must have went right because I got offered the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • "If you could be any brand of cereal, currently on the market, which brand would you be and why?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Interns are not allowed to negotiate- you take what they offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Intial phone interview occured approx. 2 weeks after submitting job application. Invited for an in-person interview a couple of days after that. The in-person interview was a panel interview with a behavioral question format. All of the interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk to. Following the panel, shadowing of a current employee occurred, and, likewise, I found him to be very friendly. Slightly over 2 weeks after the in person interview, decisions were made and I was notified.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were under high pressure to meet demands.   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had to relay an unpopular message from the higher ups.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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