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GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Medical Science Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Raleigh, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    All behavioral based questions. Preference given to internal employees that have connections lobbying on their behalf. Does not matter so much on your abilities as who you know when it comes to competing versus an internal candidate

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate, salary is fixed.

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    Director, Global Medical Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Raleigh, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by face to face about a month later. F2F consisted of meeting with 2 managers, 1 marketing employee and an intern. Each asked 5 behavioral questions. After each had their individual round of questions we were given a task to complete and asked to give a presentation after about 30 min prep time.

    Interview Questions

    • Many behavioral questions regarding teamwork, leadership and conflict.   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Research Triangle Park, NC).

    Interview

    It was over 25 years since I've interviewed. I got my job at Glaxo by coming in as a Manpower employee. I was in Marketing for about 9 months before I was hired in Project Management and have been in Project Management for my entire time at GSK.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how I would respond to a situation and I replied. I don't remember the exact question because it's been so long ago now.   Answer Question
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    Temporary Instrument Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    30-45 minutes each with 4 different directors. They each asked the same basic set of questions from HR. They were behavioral type questions the kind where they try to determine how you would respond in the future. Basically any list of top 50 nterview questions will help. It was of course more technical in nature since it was for a science job.

    Interview Questions

    • Had a checklist of personnel department approved questions. Mostly situation-action-outcome format, aka tell me about a time where you disagreed with a coworker?   1 Answer
    • Each dept head spent about 20 minutes describing what they do. In hindsight personalities really were on display. Be alert, an energy drink may help, technical talks off the cuff about subjects you are not aware/interested in can be rather dry.   1 Answer
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    The interview was to the point and not intimidating. The questions were standard and the people interviewing were friendly. The interview lasted about an hour, with three people interviewing, one at a time, for fifteen minutes each. It ended with a tour around the facility.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Houston, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    tough- behavioral questions that were not reflective of any past experience in sales that I was able to communicate; It seems they tend to go back on their word about the Novartis integration and the jobs that GSK people were supposed to keep

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a time you had a challenging situation with work and a co worker   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in May 2015.

    Interview

    5-6 interviews with various managers. Mostly questions about my work experience and how to hnadle various scenarios that you come across- how to handle pressure scenarios and work place conflicts

    Interview Questions

    • What was the one thing you liked best about yoir job and one thing you were less than satisfied about   Answer Question
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Contact through recruiter, phone interview. Phone interview lasted 20 minutes to an hour (I did two interviews for two different departments). There may be more than one person on the phone call - I had five.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    An online video chat for about and hour. He asked about my background and my research work. He also asked about the detail about several courses I have taken before. He also mentioned the current work and the expectation for the intern. And finally let me ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was covered in your algorithm course?   1 Answer
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    Sales and Marketing Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    - first round was behavioral, asked basic questions about my previous experience and internships
    - onsite was a long day. There were several rounds:
    1. Given a case, and needed to present how you would describe product to market
    2. 1:1 with member of Sales team
    3. Another 1:1 with member of Marketing team
    4. Group assessment test where you listen to each other pitches and then come together to determine best one

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