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GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    It is really nice to take an interview there. The whole group and the hiring manager are really nice, and the procedure was setup neatly and timely. It will be great to work with a group like that

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (5)  

    Computational Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (King of Prussia, PA (US)).

    Interview

    Two phone interviews consisting of behavioral questions and past research projects, and one on site interview consisting of talk with in person interviews all day. Most interviewers were very nice / laid back and seemed like softball questions but then others seemed interested in playing a good cop / bad cop routine.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions went the full way from some more algorithmic descriptions to biological questions about study design. The length of the process and diversity of the questions rather than any specific question was a bit tiring for me but it was also the first time in my life I did it.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Saint Louis, MO (US)) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview, then 3 face to face. All of the face to face interviews are with multiple people at once. Make sure you are fully prepared for what you want to say as well as your knowledge of the company

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you over the others?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Cleveland, OH (US)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with the hiring manager which entailed just going though my resume and other qualifications. A week later I had a 2:1 face to face panel interview with the hiring manager and another DSM

    Interview Questions

    • Phone was walking through resume. F2F was Typical STAR format questions.   Answer Question

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Akron, OH (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview on January 24, 2014. Phone interview went well. As of February 7, 2014 still no response, my account still says considering. I spoke with the manager I had phone interview with and he assured he would be calling, had a little down time between hiring. How long can this take?

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  6. Helpful (2)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Salt Lake City, UT (US)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Very professional process. I was treated as a valuable player and was credited for the past years in the industry with other companies as though I had been with them the whole time.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in July 2013.

    Interview

    First was a phone interview and then had three different face to face interviews with a panel of approximately 3 to 4 interviewers. Some of the questions got a bit repetitive and then just making sure that you have your answers all in line.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we pick you to be a pharmaceutical rep with no prior experience?   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Phila, PA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Took a while to get call from hiring manager. When we sat down we reviewed Resume review, Behavior Questions-Integrity is a company theme. Also, Focus on Sales ability

    Interview Questions

    • Name how you changed a prescriber's habits and what was the process and how did the prescriber react?   1 Answer
    • When can you start? We have a drug test as well as credit check.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had other offer from another pharma company


  9. Helpful (2)  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Denver, CO (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Best to describe success stories in a star format. If you have one bring in brag book to share in the storytelling process. It was a basic interview. Make sure you close the interview and ask for the job since it is sales.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle conflict and give me example?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was fair


  10. Helpful (6)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview

    The interview process was with one person, I believe the territory manager. It was par for the course in terms of interviews - usual questions about background, experience, and discussed what was expected of the position. Friendly, comfortable and felt it went well. At the end, however, I was told "it's not no forever, but it's no for right now." It was blunt but I did appreciate the forward honesty.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any background in pharma sales, or any biology undergrad work?   1 Answer

  11. Helpful (5)  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline (Houston, TX (US)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Typical sales interview in that I talked about the sales success I have had in my previous sales jobs, and why I was the best candidate for the sales job. I had to sell them on my capabilities to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you? Can you lit up with obnoxious and ego centric doctors who don't really have time for you?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no real negotiation because it was totally based on my previous sales amdmsiccess background.


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