Grand Canyon University Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014
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    University Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Grand Canyon University in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Within a few days of completing an application, an HR Representative emailed me requesting me to reply with the best time to contact to conduct a phone screening. I replied immediately with a specific time period on any day of the week. I waited for a confirmation email with a scheduled date and time and never received it until after I followed up the next day. Let me reiterate that I requested a specific time period on any day of the week and the confirmed time I received back was not at all during the the time period I requested but I replied stating that it would be best if we keep the time I requested.

    The day of and 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the phone screen comes and I received a voicemail (since it was not the schedule time- I wasn't able to answer the phone) stating that the interview need to be rescheduled for 3 hours later.. Ok, 3 hours later actually works better for me... well 3 hrs and 30 minutes later, I finally got the call. Interview lasted about 20 minutes with a series of average behavioral based questions basically inquiring about previous sales experiences and territory management. Interview went well and I was told that my application would be forwarded to hiring manager and I can expect to receive a call in 1-5 business days. I made sure (since I have been through interview processes it seems a thousand times and know promises are always made with no results) that I repeated and confirmed what I was just told about receiving a call for the second interview within 1-5 business days... 4 days passed and on the 5th day, I heard nothing. So before the 5th day ended I called the HR rep and asked if I should still be expecting a call from the hiring manager. As I introduced myself she said she remembered me and said "yea, you are the one the hiring manager is waiting to hear from. "We are just waiting on your answer since you said you weren't sure about the training schedule." <<That in itself let me know where this was going.... "Um, no, thats not me.. I'm such and such, the one who you changed the interview time to 3 hours later last week. We haven't spoken since the phone screen, and I still haven't heard from the hiring manager," I replied. She says, "Oh ok, He still hasn't contacted you at all?!? Oh, ok let me email him and see what is going on, let me put you on a brief hold. HOLD. "Ok, he said he has found the candidate he is looking for. You are encouraged to apply if other positions interest you." I politely said,"ok thank you." In the back of my mind, I'm wondering why it seems so unprofessional to not send a rejection email to the candidate who took the time to start a process with you. Everything happens for a reason, would I really want to work for a company that is unorganized and unprofessional?

    Interview Questions
    • Although salary is predetermined and outlined in the job posting and at the beginning of the phone screen, I was still asked about my salary for each one of my previous positions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was, literally, the most unusual and probably unprofessional "interview" I have ever experienced. I received an email from a recruiter stating they were interested in me. Restated: THEY WERE COMING AFTER ME. The email asked if I would be interested in interviewing for the admissions rep position. I responded that I would be interested and gave a few dates and times that would work for a phone interview. The recruiter got back to me within a couple hours confirming one of the times I suggested. That day came and 15 minutes BEFORE the phone interview was to take place, I was called by the recruiter and was told that she was just so busy with interviews she's wondering if we could reschedule. I suggested the same time the next day and she confirmed. The next day she called me 30 minutes AFTER the scheduled time and LITERALLY ASKED ME TWO QUESTIONS. The very first thing she asked me was my salary expectation. I answered her without giving a number. Then she picked out ONE thing from my resume and asked me a VERY BASIC question about it. I answered and THAT WAS IT. LITERALLY TWO MINUTES LONG AND ONLY ASKED TWO QUESTIONS!!!! She said she would be getting back to me by the Friday of that week, one way or the other. No big surprise here, I never heard back. It's been four weeks. Pretty unprofessional to FIRST RESCHEDULE THE INTERVIEW, SECOND BE LATE FOR THE RESCHEDULED INTERVIEW BY 30 MINUTES, THREE ASK ONLY TWO QUESTIONS (WASTE MY TIME) AND FOUR NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE PROMISE OF GIVING ME AN UPDATE BY THAT FRIDAY....OR AT ALL FOR THAT MATTER. No hard feelings on my part. I'm employed (not satisfied in my job, so looking) and making enough money. But I found it funny to be treated like that when THEY WERE THE ONES WHO REACHED OUT TO ME INITIALLY!!!! Crazy.

    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Grand Canyon University in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter seemed confused as originally she was considering me for a different position. She asked me to email her with 3 dates and times I would be available for an interview. She didn't get back to me for a couple of days and then it was only to tell me that that position had been filled and would I be interested in the enrollment counselor position. I said yes, and once again she asked me for 3 dates and times I would be available for an interview. We scheduled a time for the following Monday.

    Later that day, she said she would prefer to have me do an in-person interview rather than a phone screen and asked me again to set an interview time. I reminded her of the time we had already set and we decided to use that time. I showed up on Monday and she asked me questions that were basically a phone-screen interview rather than a formal interview. She mentioned that I would be hearing from them the next day to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

    She also mentioned salary very early in the conversation. She wanted to know my salary history and was concerned that I might not be happy with the salary they were offering, which was not negotiable.

    I never did hear back to schedule the next interview, and follow up messages have not been returned.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    Had one phone interview and then one panel interview. I was notified during the phone interview that I had been approved for an in-person panel interview. They scheduled it for the next day. I completed the interview the following day, and the morning after that I received a phone call with an offer. There was no drug test, but there was a background check.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked for a lot of specific on the job situations and scenarios. It was easy. They like to see that you're able to multitask, work under pressure, complete quality and accurate work, and still be a positive representation of the university to students and leads.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    University Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    Three part interview phone interview with recruiter, in person interview, and the offer acceptance. Be ready to review current, or previous sales background. Three part interview phone interview with recruiter, in person interview, and the offer acceptance. Be ready to review current, or previous sales background.

    Negotiation Details
    It was short
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    University Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Grand Canyon University in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Totally unprofessional in person interview! Expected to be interviewed at 7:30pm at night almost 2 hours away from my home. Then actual interview was near a bar in a hotel and didn't actually begin until 8:30pm!!! I spent hours creating a powerpoint presentation and when I got to interview, she didn't even have me present it!

    Interview Questions
    • They are going to ask you lots of sales oriented questions - not student affairs related.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Student Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application, I was contacted approximately 30 days later. After a phone interview, I was rushed into an interview that went well. After the interview, the interviewing hiring manager contacted my internal referral and asked about me and I was told they had a nice conversation. I've been in many interviews and so I know good ones and bad ones and this was a good one. Sent follow-up thank you notes as well. Was told I would hear back within a week, but I never heard back. After two weeks I contacted the HR coordinator I had been working with by phone and email. After multiple attempts to make contact I never heard back and never received a rejection notice. My voice mails and emails were flat out ignored. I had also contacted the hiring manager to follow-up after about a month and I never received any communication back from her either. While I have a feeling I slipped between the cracks, I've never been through an interview process where I never heard back. I've never had ignored communication either. It was extremely disappointing because I have lots of experience and was excited about working for them. It was extremely unprofessional and frustrating because they told me I needed to interview within two days of contacting me, which forced me to change travel plans. Hindsight being what it is, I don't understand the rush. I can't help but hold GCU in much lower regards because they did not show any respect for me or my time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Grand Canyon University in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Formal and direct. The decision makers were available and all of the questions I had were answered. I prepared well before the interview to ask questions to help me make the decision if this was the right opportunity for me at the time. Questions were standard behavioral and the interviewers appreciated that I was able to quantify the results I've achieved with my previous employers.

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted offer with another organization

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Refused to Say Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any questions that I considered to be difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Online Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    After completing an online application and submitting a CV, I was contacted by HR which requested further information including references and transcripts. After this, I was put into a training course, where I had to demonstrate my ability to communicate, provide substantive feedback, etc. This course was structured like an online course, and progress through this course was evaluated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiations. I was offered a standard teaching contract for a course. I could choose to accept it, or decline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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