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Our recruitment process

Applying for a new role can be daunting, but this section is here to take you through everything to expect, and to answer the questions you might have.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve adapted our recruitment process to put the safety of our team and candidates first. We are still hiring and looking to bring the brightest minds into GSK, but every stage will be conducted in adherence with government guidelines and social distancing measures.

Before you apply, make sure you research the role and us. As you approach the interview stage, have some specific questions in mind to ask.

Our rewards

GSK reward philosophy

Aligned to Values & Expectations | Robust pay for performance | Attract, Retain & Motivate employees

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Our benefits

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    Competitive salary and benefits

    • Annual Compensation Benchmarking
    • Annual bonus linked to business performance
    • Long term incentives through share ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance
    • Pension plan membership, savings programmes, and retirement
    • Instant employee recognition programmes to reward exceptional achievements in the moment
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    Health and wellbeing

    • Partnership for prevention - all employees and their benefits eligible dependents provided with a set of preventive healthcare services at no cost
    • Parental insurance policy
    • Childcare support
    • Insurance for same sex partners
    • Flexible working hours and home working
    • Life-friendly, modern workspaces in Bengaluru
    • From the public holidays, we offer few elective public holidays to suit your needs
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    Time off policies

    • Elective holidays
    • Privilege leave
    • Maternity leave
    • Adoption leave
    • Compensatory leave
    • From the public holidays, we offer few elective public holidays to suit your needs
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    Career and development

    • A blend of on-the-job experience and formal and informal learning, with opportunities for lateral and vertical moves, short-term/ stretch assignments and rotations
    • Continuous learning opportunities (resources such as LinkedIn learning, Get Abstract, Harvard ManageMentor and in-person trainings)
    • Coaching and mentoring

Build your career with us

Tech

The people in this team are the enablers of transformation. They’re disrupting and evolving our approach to R&D and commercial business processes to drive innovation and optimum decision-making.

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HR

We need to continue to equip our people to fulfill their potential and to get the most out of their career, and HR helps facilitate that progress.

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R&D

We are looking to strengthen our scientific, clinical research and development and data science expertise in India to further support our global R&D operations.

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Legal

The Legal Contracting Network is a new, cutting-edge Legal group located in Asia, Europe and the US, bringing together the responsibilities and management of contracting.

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Finance Operations

We are looking for people with background and experience in SAP and more to provide support to a diverse range of stakeholders across the organisation.

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Procurement

GSK Procurement is a pioneering, influencing function with approximately 800 members across 50 countries who buy goods and services on a global scale and support our core functions.

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Master Data Management

Master Data Management is changing. It’s no longer just about managing data, it’s about building a framework to take us to new places.

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FAQs

Application process

What qualities do you look for in candidates?

You need to have real ambition, a genuine interest in your chosen career path and a self-motivated, proactive approach. You’ll need to be a clear, effective communicator who can work across boundaries and quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Just as important is the ability to adapt to change and stay focused when the pressure is on. While you’ll have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’ll also be a team player who enjoys working with others. Not least, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence people. 

I’m having problems applying online, what should I do?

Please contact us using the email on the application form and send a screenshot of the error with the Job ID to askus@gsk.com. If you cannot access this for some reason, please contact us.

Who can I speak to if I need to discuss reasonable adjustments in the application process?

You can declare this confidentially on your application or contact your local recruiter. You can also email us at askus@gsk.com.

I have a disability/long-term health condition, should I include this on my application form?

GSK welcomes applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We do not require that candidates with disabilities / long-term health conditions disclose this to us. However, we recommend you inform us at the application stage of any required support or reasonable adaptations you need during the recruitment and selection process. Any conversations we have with you about any health conditions will be treated confidentially.

What is our selection process at GSK and how do I prepare?

We have a number of online assessments and interviews which may take place. Depending on the role you have applied for you may be asked to complete one or more of the online assessments below;

Our job simulations (Explore GSK & GSK Insights)

You may be invited to complete one of our Job Simulation assessments. These job simulations are completed online but will offer you an insight into our Values and Expectations. You’ll also get personalised feedback to help you develop your strengths further.

Our language assessments

Again, depending on the role you have applied for you may be invited to complete an online assessment which will help us determine your language proficiency.

Our technical assessment

Some of our roles may have specific technical requirements. In these cases, you may be asked to complete an exercise to determine your coding or technical expertise.

Tips when conducting online assessment:

Be timely – the assessment isn’t timed, so don’t rush. However, remember your invitation to complete the assessment will expire.. Don’t leave it too late!

Check your internet – make sure your internet connection is reliable before starting the assessment.

Take care – read the instructions carefully and complete the assessment in a quiet room with no distractions. We suggest you do so at the time of day you feel most energised.

Interviews

We are looking for examples of High-Performance Behaviours throughout the application process. Recruiters and managers ask behavioural interview questions to determine whether a candidate is the right fit for a job. Research the STAR method so that you are prepared to fully address the interviewer’s question while also demonstrating how you were successful in overcoming previous challenges. Also, always come with questions and build a relationship with the interviewer.

How do I submit my application?

You apply via the online Job Posting via the ‘apply’ button or www.gsk.com/careers. From that point, you’ll be able to complete all your details and submit your application.

When will I hear if I’ve been shortlisted or not?

We will try to process your application as quickly as possible. However, please be aware that the response time may vary and will depend on when you submit your application. You can check on the status of your application during any stage in the process, by logging into your Workday application/account.

How can I check the status of my application?

When you submit your application, we’ll let you know by an on-screen message that it has safely arrived. If you give us your email address, you’ll receive a further acknowledgement email when your application arrives in the recruiter’s inbox. In this email, you will receive your log in and account information so that you can return at any time to check the status of your application.

Is there a maximum number of jobs I can apply to?

No. There is no system limitation on the number of active applications you can have in the system.

Working at GSK

What flexible working arrangements are available?

At GSK, we aspire to create a workplace where people can deliver on our priorities by being themselves, feeling good and continuing to grow in order to help our patients and consumers. An individual’s performance is judged by how and what they deliver, in line with our values, expectations and priorities. It’s not when and where people work, but how and what they deliver that really matters. We don’t want people to choose between work or life; we want them to enjoy both.

We have a range of offers and guidelines in place, and our goal is to give people greater choice over when, where and how they work, whilst still being realistic and meeting the needs of the business.

Are there set progression routes?

There are no set career paths defined, to give the employee the chance to carve out their own career within GSK. Careers in GSK are performance-driven, primarily owned by individuals, and can evolve with concerted effort from the employee and their Manager.

What is GSK’s approach to inclusion and diversity?

We are building a diverse talent pipeline to enhance our ability to innovate in response to the diverse needs of patients and consumers around the world. Our global inclusion and diversity councils are driving our agenda. We have dedicated councils on gender, LGBT+, disability and ethnicity. They are supported by employee-led resource groups that champion diversity across the business.

What kind of benefits and rewards do you offer?

Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Annual bonus linked to business performance
  • Long-term incentives for senior leaders
  • Real-time rewards and recognition for great performance on ongoing projects
  • Health insurance, including insurance for same sex partners
  • Partnership for prevention: providing all employees and their benefits eligible dependents with a set of preventive healthcare services at no cost

What is the work environment like at GSK?

GSK has an open and inclusive work environment, a modern workplace and a future forward thought process. The best way to get an idea of the work environment at GSK is to view the videos throughout this website and go to www.gsk.com to hear more from our people across the globe. If you have any specific questions, get in touch and we’ll be able to answer them.

What opportunities are there for volunteering at GSK?

We encourage you to offer your time and skills to help others through our annual Orange Day that allows all employees to volunteer for a good cause. Once you have worked in the business for at least three years, our PULSE programme also offers the opportunity for skills-based volunteering.

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Where is the office located?

Our new site is located within the beautiful Bagmane Capital site at Bagmane Capital, Ferns City, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048, India. We’re based around 15km from central Bengaluru.

Is there on-site parking?

Yes, there is on-site parking but please check at interview stage what access to this looks like if this would be you preferred form of transport.

What public transport links serve the office?

There is a Metro stop 3.5km away (Baiyappanahalli), with a shuttle service to complete the journey. An additional Metro stop, Graphite India, will be open as of 2021 and is very near to our new site.

What facilities are there on-site?

Within our new site, there is a huge emphasis on productivity, smart working and wellbeing. We have built a technology-driven site that monitors and responds to performance, and provides modern solutions to support and connect our hybrid workforce. With a fitness centre, swimming pool, sports courts, outdoor gym and relaxation areas, there’s plenty of time to keep healthy. In addition, there’s a large amount of outdoor green spaces to enjoy, outdoor BBQ areas and cafes, a range of food and coffee outlets and outdoor meeting spaces.