Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Washington, DC) in March 2012.
Phone and in person. Focus was on chemistry with the manager and less on how the manager was viewed within the company. Would be good to speak to others who know the manager before deciding to join.
- What is your plan to do X, Y, Z? Answer Question
nonsalary items were nonnegotiable.
Other Interview Reviews for GlaxoSmithKline
Manager InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2012.
Multiple interviews both phone and in person
- How would you fix my problem of... Limited information provided and full expectation of how to solve the issue 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a day – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2008.
Behavioral Interviews - So called high performance behaviors. You will answer multiple questions such as "Tell us about a time when X was bad and you did Y to change it - what did you do and what was the result"
You will know if you got the job before they start asking questions. You will know if they are soft-pitching you. I've interviewed for multiple internal jobs and before the interview they're either your best buddy or they don't know you. Usually you're interviewing just to prove you're not an idiot.
Beware - if you are liked, there is a tendency to oversell the job - tell you that you will be the "Global Strategic Intergalactic Associate Director of International Business" and so on. Ask GSK questions, specific questions about the job. Or you may be frustrated.
- Tell me about a time when a leader/superior was doing something wrong and you took action. What did you do and what was the result? 1 Answer