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.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on GlaxoSmithKline Careers website.
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)
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.)
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:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help GlaxoSmithKline determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow GlaxoSmithKline to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. GlaxoSmithKline Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. GlaxoSmithKline Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Mechanical reasoning tests are designed to assess candidates' critical and abstract thinking skills important for engineering and science-related positions at GlaxoSmithKline. Free sample Mechanical test.
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.
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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