About GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a British pharmaceutical company, one of the world's largest, second only to Pfizer by turnover. It manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals. The company's product range includes prescription drugs and vaccines. In addition to pharmaceuticals, the company is engaged in microbiology and body care products. The main production facilities are concentrated in the UK, Spain, Ireland, the USA and Singapore. The main sales are in therapeutic areas: respiratory diseases, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, mental disorders, prevention of infectious diseases (vaccines for different age groups), and drugs sold in pharmacies upon doctor's recommendation (Augmentin, Becotid, Zinacef, Zinnat, Fortum, Energin, etc.) and symptomatic drugs sold in pharmacies without a prescription (Panadol, Coldrex, Solpadein, etc.). The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 64.25 billion
  • Annual turnover: 41.1 billion
  • Revenue: 4.8 billion
  • Assets: 74 bln

Company profile

GlaxoSmithKline recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on GlaxoSmithKline Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the GlaxoSmithKline recruiter.

    • In some cases, GlaxoSmithKline hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the GlaxoSmithKline recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete GlaxoSmithKline tests.

    • GlaxoSmithKline uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest GlaxoSmithKline headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • GlaxoSmithKline may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join GlaxoSmithKline.

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