What Is the GSK Life Job Simulation?
The GSK Life Job Simulation is an assessment used as the second screening stage in GSK’s hiring process, following the World of GSK Assessment.
The test, developed and administered by test provider HireVue, is a multifaceted assessment that includes a whole range of question types and topics, in order to create a comprehensive picture of every candidate.
In addition to standard multiple-choice and ranking questions, the GSK Life assessment will also require you to provide answers in the form of written responses and video recordings of yourself. These responses are reviewed by human team members of test provider HireVue.
Test Structure and Question Format
GSK Life Job Simulation – Summary Table
The following table gives a concise summary of the test. Further below we cover each section in detail.
Note that we also provide a detailed explanation of the assessment’s various question types and topics in the relevant section.
Now, let’s dive into each of the 5 sections of the GSK Life Job Simulation.
Section 1 – Warm-Up
The 1st section contains 2 warm-up questions, intended to get you comfortable and familiar with the video and written response question types. This section is not scored.
Section 2 – Work-Related Behavior
The 2nd section of the GSK Life Job Simulation assessment focuses mainly on your work-related behavior. It contains 4 questions:
- 2 situational judgment questions
- 2 follow-up mindset questions
Things seem a bit vague? Don’t worry! The Free Practice section includes sample questions and answers to make everything clear!
Section 3 – Reasoning
Section 3 of the assessment is designed to assess your reasoning ability. It contains a PDF file with various graphs and texts, and 5 reasoning questions based on it.
The subject matter of GSK Job Simulation questions will vary, depending on the position you have applied to (finance, engineering, etc.)
Section 4 – Motivations
Section 4 is a short section designed to assess your motivation in applying to GSK, as well as the unique skills and abilities you have. It contains 2 mindset questions that address these issues. You need to video record your answer to each question.
Section 5 – Problem Solving Approach
The fifth and last question of the GSK Job Simulation assesses your general attitude to problem solving. It contains a very basic task description and will ask you to describe in writing several kay points to start solving the issue.
What Does the GSK Life Assessment Measure?
In general, the GSK Life Job Simulation aims to create a simulated environment of the working life at GSK.
The variety of questions in the assessment are designed to assess how well you are expected to cope with such an environment, including:
- Work-related behavior
- Approach to life and work
- Problem solving and reasoning abilities
- Motivations, skills, and strengths
- Oral and written communication skills
The invitation to the GSK Life Job Simulation will be sent to you via email immediately after you have passed the World of GSK Assessment.
Unlike the World of GSK invitation, this invitation is very short and does not disclose much about the actual assessment.
This free practice is intended to give you an idea of the GSK Life Assessment formatting, content, and level of difficulty.
We have included 2 sample questions of each question type – SJT, Reasoning, and Mindset, so 6 questions total.
With reference to the previous question, what traits and competencies do you think you have that will allow you to better resolve the issue at hand?
While making final adjustments to your presentation, which is scheduled for tomorrow, you find out that Boris, one of your team members, has forgotten to attach a document containing some critical data. With your current team, you believe that two additional workdays will be required to integrate that data into your findings.
Just then, you receive an email from Mary, your direct manager.
Please read Mary’s email and write down your response.
Your video and written responses will be assessed by a human recruiter, and not by AI. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consider the things a human would appreciate in your answer, such as:
- Proper grammar and spelling
Based on Mohammed’s email below, what recommendations would you provide?
- The first priority is reducing cleaning shutdown time, then breakdown maintenance, and regulatory inspection as last priority.
- The first priority is reducing unscheduled maintenance shutdown time, then cleaning, and regulatory inspection as last priority.
- The first priority is reducing routine maintenance shutdown time, then cleaning, and emergency maintenance as last priority.
- The first priority is reducing unscheduled maintenance shutdown time, then regulatory inspection, and cleaning as last priority.
- The first priority is reducing unscheduled maintenance shutdown time, then regulatory inspection, and emergency maintenance as last priority.
After sending the recommendations to Mohammed and Mary, Mohammed responds with a second email.
Based on the evidence in Mohammed’s email below, rank the following views of O&M employees, from most viewed to least viewed:
- Equipment is inadequate.
- The presence of a manager could improve productivity.
- Manufacturing schedule interferes with work.
- Training is not comprehensive.
- O&M schedule does not interfere with work.
One of the main complexities of the GSK Life Job Simulation is the variety of question types and topics.
In a nutshell:
- Question Type – the technical formatting of the question. There are 4 question types in the assessment.
- Question Topic – what the question aims to measure. There are 3 question topics in the assessment.
This section we will uncover the various types and topics of questions you will encounter on the GSK Job Simulation assessment.
You can find detailed sample questions + answers in the Free Practice section.
The question type relates to the technical formatting of the question. The GSK Job Simulation includes 4 question types:
- Written Response
Let’s briefly cover each type:
In video questions, you will be required to record your response using your camera and microphone. You will have 2 minutes to prepare your response and 2 minutes to record it.
4 video questions are included in the assessment.
Written response questions include an empty text field where you type your answer in.
5 written response questions are included in the assessment.
In ranking-type questions, you will be required to rank a list of 5 optional answers from most to least. These may be situational judgment or reasoning questions (see more in the question topic section below).
5 ranking questions are included in the assessment.
This type of questions is most familiar to most test-takers. Here, you will have to choose one (and only one) correct answer out of 5 options.
2 multiple-choice questions are included in the assessment.
The question topic relates to the content of the question and the traits it is designed to measure. The GSK Job Simulation includes 3 question topics:
- Situational Judgment (SJT)
Let’s briefly cover each topic:
Situational Judgment (SJT)
Situational Judgment questions are designed to assess your work-related behavior, and how you are expected to respond to work-related scenarios.
Mindset questions assess your general attitude towards work and life.
Reasoning questions in the GSK Job Simulation assess your ability to analyze and interpret data and make decisions based on it.