Boston University Interview Questions

Updated Jun 14, 2014
Updated Jun 14, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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    Secrer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Quick and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Parents often complain about additional charges- How would you address their concern?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Analyst, Institutional Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews total for this position. I met with several very nice people from the office, which demonstrated to me how nice of an environment the office seemed. The only drawback to this process is how slow they are to get back to you, which is fairly common in higher ed, at least (not sure about other industries). Still waiting to hear back...

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were normal or typical- nothing out of left field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Study Abroad Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Quite a while after applying I got an invitation for an interview, basically I will tell you if you didn't stud at BU or study abroad with them its going to be rough trying to get a job through them, they hired an art student over my qualifications and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • There were a bunch of hypothetical questions that cannot be answered in a vacuum and then some weird question about communication methods or something but fairly standad   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    The staff was extremely hospitable and enjoyable, always willing to help and lend a hand.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Associate Director of Corporate Relations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Boston University in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    All development positions are posted on the BU development website, however through informational interviews I landed a direct interview with the hiring manager. Throughout the process and through interaction with others, I believe the email correspondences from the interviewees are looked at as a vital part of the "interview."

    Interview Questions
    • "why do you want THIS position" well I couldn't answer convincingly enough it appeared.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston University in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were 6 different interviews, back to back. Each interview was 30 minutes long, and there were 8 prospective employees being interviewed. There was a series of questions that most of them asked, many being the typical interview questions. This got tiring and repetitive because nearly every interviewer asked the same questions.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could erase one characteristic about yourself, what would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston University in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the university careers website and heard back about a week later. There was an initial human resources phone screen where about 10 standard questions were asked about work style, experience, and overall work history. I then had an in-person interview with the hiring manger.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the questions was related to finance and forecasting which I was unsure how to answer as that is not my specialty and I was unprepared at the time for it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed 1:1 on the phone screen with the hiring manager. In addition, did a phone screen with what would have been two peers and a direct report. Also did two panel interviews three higher ups to which the hiring manager was late. Did another panel interview with the same people that would have been peers and a direct report. Overall, the questions were easy. The information sharing was exceptional. Discussed position and salary with the HR member. However, they never got back to me after four interviews. The position had been open five months before my round of interviews occured. Perhaps they do not know exactly what they are looking for? For that much time and energy invested - a negative response versus no response would have been appreciated.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you would integrate a new system when you will receive resistance from the current group of developers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Liberty Mutual Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston University in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    this just a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Wordpress Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston University in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The person interviewing me was not familiar with programming and I felt he wasn't able to properly gauge my answers. I heard back that they were interested and then never heard back again. I've been contacted by 3 different people since the interview who had no idea I had already been interviewed.

    A simple yes or no would have been fine.

    Interview Questions
    • What's something I've worked on in the past I am proud of and why?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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