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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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Average Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
Boston, MA

I applied online - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in March 2010.

Interview Details – Initial Phone screening led to 2 more phone interviews. This was followed up by a group interview with breakout sessions with different hiring managers. It was a intimidating process where the questions led to talking openly without a flow. I was brought into a large conference room where all the candidates received a brief introduction of the process then broke out.

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation where you overcame a hardship and won a deal.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Global Marketing Interview

Global Marketing

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details – Primarily there are 2 techniques that are used: 1) personality tests and 2) targeted selection. An interview candidate could be asked to go through the personality test before advancing to the interview where targeted selection is most frequently utilzed

Interview Question – Can you tell me about a time when you.... had trouble with a co-worker, had to deliver difficult news, etc. The ending of the question will depend on the challenges the given job is likely to face.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Hospital Professional Sales Representative Interview

Hospital Professional Sales Representative
Hartford, CT

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details – Going from another pharmaceutical agency it was a pleasant, smooth process.

Negotiation Details – The offer was significantly over my then current position. Starting date was the primary challenge needing time to wrap up with current employer and requiring 2 weeks additional for appropriate transition.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in June 2010.

Interview Details – Use the STAR technique for interview. Situation-Task-Action-Results. 5-7 interviews before the offer. This includes meeting your future team mates and VP of Sales.

Interview Question – Give a situation where you had a tough customer. What was the situation, how did you handle it, what steps did you do and what were the results?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

Interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

Interview Details – Mgmt very late to interview

Reason for Declining – Bad perception


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Information Analyst Interview

Information Analyst
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in September 2009.

Interview Details – Submitted and online resume, after approximately 4 weeks, I was contacted for an initial telephone screening which was followed by a face to face interview that consisted of 4 people inlcuding an hr director, 2 managers and a director from the department in a round table setting.

They hit me with standard, name a time when......, name a situation where...., how did you resolve, what was the outcome questions. Very typical scripted questions.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had a conflict with a manager, what was the issue, what did you do, was it resolved, what was the outcome.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They did not negotiate on anything, even though I tried to negotiate.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Respiratory Sales Interview

Respiratory Sales

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details – 2 phone interview, one face to face. Interviewer lacked emotion and personality. Was notified by recruiter that position was filled


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sale Executive Interview

Sale Executive
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in August 2009.

Interview Details – Start with a phone interview and then if all goes well move to face to face

Interview Question – What is your greatest asset to the organization   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very littl


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Laboratory Research Assistant Interview

Laboratory Research Assistant
Collegeville, PA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in April 2011.

Interview Details – I met with the head of the lab once before the job. I have a relative who works at GSK and through connections I was able to intern with the cancer metabolism drug discovery lab.

Interview Question – There was no tough question, just basically what interested me about working in a laboratory environment.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Leadership Development Program Interview

Leadership Development Program
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in October 2012.

Interview Details – Regular behavioral interview questions. Why this program? What does marketing mean to you? Give me an example of a confrontation at work and how it was resolved.

Interview Question – None that were particularly difficult.   Answer Question

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