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GlaxoSmithKline Scientist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2014
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in April 2014.

Interview Details – One 30-min HR phone screening. One week later received onsite interview invitation. First, a 60-min HR interview full of behavior questions with hiring manager present. Then, a 30-min technical presentation, followed by one-hour panel discussion. Lab tours, lunch. Finally, three 30-min one-to-one interview.

Interview Question – The one-hour interview with HR is full of crap: what's your motivation? How do you handle difficult people? and so on. You can nail these questions by preparing stories for these behavioral questions. Just Google it   View Answer

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Interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline

Interview Details – The process was easy. Mostly a behavioral interview with some questions regarding past experiences.

Interview Question – What is one of your weaknesses   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in November 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online at Was contacted several weeks later by team manager and did a phone interview. Next week I was contacted to set up a onsite interview. Onsite interview consisted of 3 1on1 interviews and then a lunch with the group. Following week had a phone interview with HR. Week later same HR rep offered the job. Overall an awesome process. Everyone was so nice and made you feel that you were a true candidate.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with a coworker and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiated. Job offer was fair and I'm 6 months out of grad school.

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