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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Global Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Hospital Professional Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Mgmt very late to interview

    Reasons for Declining

    Bad perception

    Declined Offer
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  5.  

    Respiratory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Laboratory Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • There was no tough question, just basically what interested me about working in a laboratory environment.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Tell me about a situation where you overcame a hardship and won a deal.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Information Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sale Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    very littl
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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