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GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2017
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    PAYROLL Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Very brief interview, was directly asked of what type of accounts I have handled, the total number of headcount processed and delivered.
    Also about the tool knowledge and if I can train the other employees for the same process.

    Interview Questions

    • Which company accounts I have handled ?   1 Answer

  2.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in January 2017.

    Interview

    For the video interview you get asked around 8 questions. you get 30 seconds to prepare an answer and automatically it starts recording. you have 3 mins to respond. Most relate to the qualities of the scientist they want and they want you to give examples of it. There are a couple of technical questions towards the end.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Lab Systems Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Irvine, Scotland (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Overall a demanding interview that is designed to be tough so the best get chosen, I would recommend thoroughly preparing and think a lot about the STAR technique when answering questions as this helped me, if you have experience then just apply the STAR technique and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Please tell me of a time when you directly had an impact on a positive outcome, what did you do and how did it help?   1 Answer

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    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Collegeville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Collegeville, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was extremely long and painful. I finally concluded that it was the admin/secretary that was the root of these issues. The whole thing was a disorganized mess. I had two phone interviews and one on-site interview in Collegeville, PA. The phone interviews were strange because I had a conference call with two hiring managers, then the HR screening call was after that. Both were purely on my past experience was had no "test-style" questions. The on site interview consisted of a 1 hr presentation, and lots of 30 min meetings. Everyone was very nice, but you could tell the position was not planned out very well. I am thankful I did not get the job cause the disorganized department would be too much to handle. To prove my point about being disorganized, I interviewed over 6 months ago and they still have not processed my re-imbursement. Not sure if I will ever get it back honestly.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do I have in sequencing projects? What experience do I have in cell engineering?   Answer Question

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    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (London, England (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process comprised two initial telephone interviews- one with the states and one with the Uk offfice. Various questions were asked which related to my c.v and the relevant experience I had for the role. The next round of interviews comprised a face to face interview and a video conference interview with the team members in the United States. At this stage the questions were more competency based, and move away from just asking about my relevant experience.

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    D&I Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (London, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    CV, Online application, Two telephone Interview Sift interviews. I had connectivity problems but the
    I didn't get further than telephone Interview. I never heard back about how I did or a polite rejection. I was disappointed that I hadn't at least been told 'we had an overwhelming response from a hundred brilliant applicants, etc"

    Interview Questions

    • why are you leaving your current role? How much money do you earn?
      Why do you want to work at GSK?
      Tell me a bout a time when you had to deal with someone who was difficult?  
      1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rajahmundry Rural (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Rajahmundry Rural (India)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was good. nothing very hard core techncal but i was able to crack it at ease. they had asked various things related to previous maintenance works I had taken up and question was based on the CV

    Interview Questions

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    MEDICAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATE Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Mumbai (India)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I appeared for Online Aptitude and Psychometric test. After clearing the exam, I was called for the Interview. Environment of Interview place was quite cool and friendly. I was selected in Derma ETT Division for Mumbai location.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for my introduction, qualities of Sales Representative, then discussed on my career gaols.   Answer Question

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    E&C Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Karāchi (Pakistan)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Transparent interview process. I was a panel interview with prospective line manager and the HR Specialist. Few technical case scenarios were made to understand the level of understanding on the role to be offered.

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    Senior Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Applied on their talent portal. Had a first screening with HR over the phone. Several weeks later I was invited to a face to face interview with the hiring manager. A week or two later invited for a second interview to do a presentation which they provided the information in advance, and followed up by just a couple more competency based questions. Be patient in hearing back from HR.

    Interview Questions

    • During the screening stage expect to be asked why the company and why the role. Face to face: Standard interview questions (walk me through your CV, etc), competency based questions according to the job spec, and then a round of questions that relate to their principles. Specially this last part requires thinking on your feet and not pre-rehearsed answers. You won't be able to anticipate which direction they'll take with your answers, so honesty will take you a long way. In doing the presentation don't leave any stones unturned and keep in mind who will be your audience.   Answer Question

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