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Updated Mar 1, 2015
Updated Mar 1, 2015
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  1.  

    Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 in person interviews in one week and had to take time off work to do so. The interview questions were pretty standard. All three HR personnel I met with said different things about the duties of the position and the advancement opportunities...BIG red flag. I understand not being the best candidate for the role but I felt like they wasted my time and then didn't have the courtesy to personally tell me or email me that they were going with another candidate...I just got an automated email that wasn't even tailored to even having an interview. Overall, I think the HR staff needs to get on the same page. The last person I interviewed with flat out told me there was no advancement opportunities. It was the right decision for them to not offer me the position as I would've declined anyway based on the conflicting information during the interview process. They also need to be a little more conscientious and respectful of a person's time.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time....a lot of behavioral type questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Interviewers were unprepared. Didn't know how to interview me and took 5 mins during the beginning of the interview to go over the process. Although I was told there was multiple positions that were available, what they do not tell you is that you are ONLY interviewing for one slot per the supervisors that were assigned to interview you. So if they do not like you for their slot, you are not hired.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most complex situation you have had to deal with in your last position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview Details

    The online application was pretty straightforward. The interview process seemed superficial. I spoke with a recruiter who asked a series of canned questions. Having apparently given the appropriate, politically correct answers, I was informed my file would be forwarded for review by someone in the specific college. I never spoke with that person. My file was reviewed and I was approved to continue the process.

    Next I was informed that I would be required to complete 8 hours of asynchronous training within a specified one week period AND 3 weeks of online orientation - without pay.

    The online orientation required me to be present and engaged online at least 4 of 7 days each week. To complete the necessary tasks this took 1-2 hours per day.

    During the last week I received a call that I would be "penciled in" to teach a particular course. This is the course I was 'hired' to teach.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions. The interview was very basic and seemed to be verifying information in my CV.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations. The faculty pay is based on the number of students enrolled. There is some indication on the website that it is not the initial enrollment that determines the compensation but the retained enrollment after a specified period of time.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    During the interview, two interviewers asked performance based questions using a method titled as STAR. These questions namely focused on your past experiences. During this time, the two gentlemen write down your answers on paper looking for key words. Overall, the interviewers are not interviewing but rather reporting. There is no personal dialogue.

    Interview Questions
    • The STAR method, in general, is lackluster and not focused toward actually discovering the true talents of the potential employee.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Interview felt like they were looking for a warm body, not a person.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    University Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Employee 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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