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GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Regulatory Affairs Intern Interview

Regulatory Affairs Intern

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Emphasis on behavioural questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

I applied through another source and 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 Question – alot of behavioural questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Operator Interview

Operator

I applied 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 Question – I did not have any unexpected questions   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Medical Sales Representative Interview

Medical Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

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

Interview Question – "Why should we hire you?"   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Medical Science Liaison Interview

Medical Science Liaison
Toronto, ON

I 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 Question – As an MSL, how would you tailor your presentation knowing who the audience was.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

EHS Compliance Specialist Interview

EHS Compliance Specialist
Memphis, TN (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in July 2014.

Interview Details Applied online and got a phone screen within a week. Interview was mostly skill based questions; for example, what is your experience with air permits? Have ever changed a process from respirator-required to non-respirator required?
Interviewer was very pleasant.

Interview Question – No really hard questions. Just more skill based than anything and I'm pretty new to safety so couldn't answer some because they aren't applicable to my current experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing Director Interview

Marketing Director
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

Interview Details GSK found me through a recruiter. Went through one 60-minute interview with HR Recruiter, mostly general questions to determine fit. Then 2 phone screens with hiring manager followed by a half day one-on-ones with 3 different VP level decision makers.

Interview Question – Tell about a time when you struggled with an assignment because it felt in conflict with your ethics and integrity. How did you handle it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very straight forward. GSK does a great job laying out the benefits of joining in an easy to understand fashion.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Cairo (Egypt)

I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in April 2010.

Interview Details you must have been finished your medical background colledge or degree like phisician or physotherapy or pharmacy or veterinary or science bachlore to qualify to submit your application.
then you should prepare your cv and some other documenta like your military cervice certificate and your bachelor,s degree certificate and a proof of residance like an electricity bill

Interview Question – how do you sell this pen to me   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Analytical Scientist Interview

Analytical Scientist
Stevenage, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2014.

Interview Details All organised well until arrival. At the gate in Stevenage the guards didnt want to let me in as they had no info about me or my arrival. Also they could not find the hiring managers details
I have not received any feedback after the interview, despite my request. It took 2 months to give me the final answer and not up to 2 weeks as promised at the interview. This made me feel disrespected.

Interview Question – HR manager has asked me: Do you own a house? Are you married? Do you have children and how many? etc. The was no reason for asking these questions. I felt disrespected when i heard them. My enthusiasm for GSK melted like snow is a sunny day. I didnt have anything to hide, but i felt undermined and devalued.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Medical Sales Representative Interview

Medical Sales Representative
Cairo (Egypt)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in June 2013.

Interview Details DM ten IQ & english test then HR interview with third party HR organization then HR from GSK then Panel interview with some training and sales managers in which you have to make a presentation analyzing and giving a solutions for a case that may face you in the market if GSK hired you after that the final interview with the HR director and the sales Director .

Interview Question – business case you have to analyse it and give solutions .   Answer Question

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