GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
141 interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

65%
21%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

35%
19%
18%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Regulatory Affairs Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position through college internship program. Had initial pre-screening telephone interview with someone in Human Resources. Was contacted in a few days for an in-person interview (through college coordinator). Interviewed by two people in the regulatory affairs department. In-person interview took about an hour. Received an offer two days later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    long interview process, 6 interviews in total ,meet too many people and alot of time was taken up and is hard to do when working elsewhere. I found HR staff to be average, hard o schedule ON EVERYONES SCHEDULE TIMINGS.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Why would you like to work for this company?
    Interview with managers and waiting for an respond , usually one of the question at the beginning opens a conversation. They ask you about experience , trouble shooting and behavioural questions , they keep friendly open discussions to come you down if you are a little nervous.
    Of course they asked you abut the biggest weakness, or your the biggest strengths.
    How you approach a problem to solve, what kind of techniques you use to deal with a problem.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    1st interview-District Manager, 2nd interview- Human Resource, 3rd interview- regional manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Science Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    After submitting online application, was contacted by recruiter for a phone screen that lasted about an hour. This was a pre-screen and consisted of questions regarding my knowledge of the company, how I could make a difference and how I would approach the position given the current regulations.

    Interview Questions
    • As an MSL, how would you tailor your presentation knowing who the audience was.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process consisted of one HR phone screen, and one afternoon meeting with three people (two engineers, one HR rep) and a tour of the manufacturing facility. I was told that I would probably need to come back to meet with one other person but that did not happen. Two weeks after the panel interview, I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a technician who was resistant to your process improvements?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was very fair based on my degree and experience. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Very stressful interview. Too many rounds. HR interview is stupid, but the interview with executive director was difficult.
    Too much stress on sales and less on marketing even though the position was for marketing. Overall a very good expereince

    Negotiation Details
    Not at all. They didn't make any room for it.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a call from the hiring manager about 6 weeks later. Phone screen then a face to face interview. Questions included: tell me about yourself, what led you to apply for this job, why should we hire you, many behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Pretty straight forward. Lots of behavioral....tell me about a time when. Have a variety of scenarios available.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    During the interview process I was asked what I was currently making. I did not really negotiate, the offer was appropriate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Pretty short interview compared to other big pharmaceuticals I interviewed at. Gave a research talk (45 min with questions after). Besides research talk, rest of interview was not that technical. There were 5 one on one interviews. they have questions that you answer using the star method. So they ask situational questions where you dealt with a difficult teammate or implemented a process improvement, stuff like that. People were very friendly and made sure I had time to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions were from senior scientific managers during my talk   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    1ST WRITTEN test,
    where some basic english,maths and about company questions.

    2nd HR round
    where about your introduction and other questions subject

    and finally last round with area sales manager,regional sales manger,zonal sales manager
    asks different type of questions.

    be confident and answer with a smile.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Location not suitable

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Worked for GlaxoSmithKline? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.