GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
146 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  2.  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Interview started with my presentation and continued with questions testing my basic knowledge on cell line development and my research expertise

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Publication Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First was a one hour test with analytic reasoning questions. It had several sections including numerical aptitude, logical reasoning, puzzles, English, Spell Check, data interpretation. Time management was tough. Second round had an immunology essay question (what is immunity? what are the types of immunity with egs), two statistical tables to interpret and pointing statistical errors, and to write an abstract of a scientific manuscript from virology field.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calcutta
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    One round Campus Interview - taken by VP marketing and GM-HR

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phasse
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ahmedabad
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ahmedabad
    Interview Details

    applied through campus, shortlisting on the basis of academic score
    2nd round was GD, 50% shortlisted for PI.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Brand Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview form followed by 2 rounds of interviews. One with HR Director and One with Line Manager head. Fairly well managed process. Make you comfortable and handle it quite professionally. Interview form followed by 2 rounds of interviews. One with HR Director and One with Line Manager head. Fairly well managed process. Make you comfortable and handle it quite professionally.

    Interview Questions
    • Critique this interview room in terms of color, layout etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    1. Written test
    2. Technical oral interview

    Interview Questions
    • You have six zeros (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0). Do any math on it, and make it 120.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I agreed to what they offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    They wanted a technical person in the ASP.NET field to interact with their IT/development partners or outsourced. I went through 4 rounds of interview. All went well and I might have joined, it was the final or HR round which made me reject the offer. The remuneration was not an issues the HR personnel who interviewed me, pissed me off. After 3 great rounds of interviews with the senior most management, the HR guy was so irritating and asked some really silly and even disrespecting questions. Even while rolling out the offer, the process took too long and was extremely bad.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The HR interviewer was the primary reason and the time taken t o roll-out offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Scientist/Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was emailed for a screening interview over the phone. We scheduled for the following week. I was interviewed by two pleasant scientists, who asked me technical questions that pertained to the position, no behavioral questions. I sent a follow up email and never heard back from them. It's been about 3-4 weeks since the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any unexpected questions. They were really just; what is your experience with this or that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brentford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process started by the exchange of a few emails with an HR manager. After the submition of my CV and cover letter, she put me in contact with my future manager. Then, I got a phone interview with this manager and her boss. After several questions on my CV and my experience, they asked me why GSK, why Procurement and ultimately, to describe a discount I had nogatiated in my life.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a discount you have negotiated in your life. It could be anything.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked what were my expectations in terms of salary. I replied I was not asking much but I wanted to be financially independent so I would appreciate to have enough for food and accomodation. The manager said, without mentionning any amount, that they would give me a small compensation. Eventually, £1200/ month was more than enough
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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