GlaxoSmithKline R & D Interview Questions

Updated Apr 30, 2014
Updated Apr 30, 2014
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    Undergraduate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D.

    Interview Details

    First asked why I applied. Was then asked about my previous research experience and other types of experience that would translate into the potential job. After finding out I didn't have experience in the area they wanted most, they asked me to give an example of how I learned something.

    Interview Questions
    • "Give an example of how you learned something"-behavioral question   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D.

    Interview Details

    This initial communication was very positive and attentive. Prior to the interview I was forwarded all neccessary information including list of interviewers, GSK benefits package, and directions. The interview was extremely pleasant and the process flowed well and on schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how much my current and expected salary was. When I inquired the HR person explained that depending on my expectation my candidacy may or may not be considered further.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was given a soft offer and was asked to affirm that I wanted the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research & Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was scheduled for a phone interview with the company. Questions consisted of what I did at my previous employer and typical interview questions. Questions such as leadership skills, teamwork, etc. are heavily emphasized so be prepared for that.

    Tip: Smile and calm down.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research CO-OP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was approached via email to set up a phone interview at a time of my convenience. The interview process lasted about 45min with my immediate supervisor. She seemed extremely knowledgeable and willing to aid me in my development in the field.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still in R & D?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director of Innovation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was screened on the phone for a position by HR. They asked general questions about my background so they could present me to several departments rather than digging deeply into my experiences. Similarly, the 1 on 1 interview was conducted by an HR person trying to assess where i could fit in the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • They really didn't ask me anything. They literally going through my resume trying to figure out what to do with me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D.

    Interview Details

    Took a long time, but very thorough with HR and panel interview initially. 2nd interview I had to give an hours presentation and had 4 1:1 interviews with the managers of the Dept

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for an interview at my university for a student position (1 year placement). I was interviewed by the hiring manager only. This was a general scientific interview, asking both chemistry questions and behavioural questions. The interviewer was very nice and made me feel at ease. If i was unsure of an answer to a technical question, he would help me along till i got the correct answer. The interview lasted 45 minutes and I was called the following day with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    As it was an intern position, I could not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline R & D in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very easy and engaging interview

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenging situation   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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