GlaxoSmithKline Interview Questions and Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at GlaxoSmithKline

"The most important thing is to be yourself. On the assessment centre, if you feel one task does not go particularly well, put it behind you and move on to the next task, as you will do better on the next task for having a fresh and positive mindset. In the interview, do not be scared to talk about experiences and learnings from your life in general (i.e., personal life), as well as university/previous work places. "
Regulatory Affairs Associate - Future Leaders Graduate Programme , R&D - Global Regulatory Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline
"Be honest. Be yourself. Try to relax. A big part of the interview will be to find people that fit with the culture of the comapny, not just your technical or past experiences. Research the company you are applying for. Ensure you are aware of the high performance behaviours and values that the company will be looking out for, and have examples of each prepared."
Microbiology Specialist, Product Quality Centre of Excellence at GlaxoSmithKline
"Always have examples which can back up any claims you make, especially in the competency interview. Group discussions are really important as well. You should be able to have a discussion in a group without dominating or saying nothing at all. "
Sales and Marketing graduate, Consumer at GlaxoSmithKline
"Do not be cocky, GSK is not a bank. "
General Management Trainee, Respiratory at GlaxoSmithKline
"Go to the interview armed with lots of examples to answer capability questions "
Commercial Management Trainee, Respiratory Therapy Area at GlaxoSmithKline
"Be yourself... every company is looking for something different "
Consumer Sales and Marketing Future Leaders Programme, Sales and Marketing at GlaxoSmithKline
"Be yourself, they are a very personality driven company. "
Communications Associate , Corporate Responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline
"Be honest, use specific examples, be assertive but not too overbearing in group activities"
Brand Executive, Oncology at GlaxoSmithKline
"The interview is seperated out into different types of tasks e.g. role playing, written exercise, presentation and interview. It is important to remember that your solution does not have to be the winning solution, the interview is actually based on your competencies so make sure you know these and can effectively demonstrate them during the assessment."
SAP Functional Consultant in P2P, Procure to Pay (P2P) at GlaxoSmithKline
"- Use the STAR format (situation, target, action response) - Try and be unique in your examples and questions i.e. avoid the generic ones"
Process Analyst/ Project Manager, Consumer and Commercial IT at GlaxoSmithKline