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GlaxoSmithKline Overview

Website www.gsk.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1830
Type Company - Public (GSK)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merck
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
We also have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than ... More

Mission: At GSK we are on a mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We know that healthy communities depend on healthy people, and healthy communities are the backbone of strong, sustainable societies. As a business we have responsibilities to society, and society has ... More

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GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty
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501 Ratings
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    Good company to work for with even better benefits.


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    Future Leaders Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Research Triangle Park, NC) in November 2015.


    I applied online in October. It took about 2 weeks for them to contact me directly. Recruiter scheduled a phone interview that lasted about an hour consisting of basic behavioral questions. She was very helpful in guiding me through the questions and asked probing questions that made you feel like she was interested in learning more about you. Two day later I got an email saying that I was accepted to the Assessment Center, which is their second-round, on-site stage. HR emailed me a technical case study two days before the interview that required you to do some research and compose a presentation for their assessor. The accommodations were top notch. Limo service, wine and dined at Brazilian steakhouse, Embassy Suites hotel, meals and snacks throughout the Assessment Center. The Assessment Center was a long day (730AM-530PM), but it was the most interesting and engaging interview I have ever been a part of. The process composed of a group exercise discussing health initiatives in a country that a fictitious pharmaceutical company is operating in, a behavioral and technical interview, a role play exercise where you pretend to be a manager, your presentation, then a final group exercise about a product launch/distribution. It sounds like a lot, but the day goes by very quickly and the assessors are very helpful in walking you through the process and keeping you calm. The process is supposed to simulate the typical challenges and responsibilities that you would have as an actual employee. The best advice that the assessors give you is to be genuine because the process is very good at breaking you down and getting to the core of who you are. Emphasize your motivations, passions, capacity for team working and creative problem solving, and leadership. Last but not least stay positive throughout the process. It's an incredibly challenging and stressful process so your attitude is reflected on how your approach each of the exercises.

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Company Updates

  • http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI1K1

    Meet Emma - Engineering Manager

    Meet Emma Bould, an Engineering Manager based in the UK. Emma shares with us some key insights of her transition from the armed forces to GSK. Emma explains the whole process of how she got here, as well as providing some key similarities between the two job roles.

  • Imagine having to walk for two hours in the heat to get to school only to find there is no clean water or facilities. That’s the reality for many children, including areas of Colombia, where Sarah, one of our ‪#‎PULSE‬ volunteers, is currently working with Save the Children. Watch her latest update as she goes on her first field visit to help address this enormous challenge: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIThg

    PULSE video blog #2 - Sarah Hornby, Employee Volunteer, Colombia

    Sarah Hornby works in our Communications & Government Affairs function. However, she's going to spend the next six months in Colombia, working with Save the Children as part of our employee volunteering programme, PULSE. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise with the charity during her assignment and will be publishing a video blog (otherwise known as a "vlog").

GlaxoSmithKline Awards & Accolades

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  • Highest Rated CEOs (Andrew Witty #20), Glassdoor, 2015
  • Best Places to Work (18), Glassdoor, 2015
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