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Johns Hopkins Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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M S In Finance Interview

Anonymous Employee
Baltimore, MD

I interviewed at Johns Hopkins in April 2013.

Interview Details – Be ready for common questions

Interview Question – What is the worst of MSF program?   Answer Question

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Engineering Interview

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The process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in January 2011.

Interview Details – The interview lasted for two days. I talked with about 20 different people, each one for about 30 min. The people here are generally nice. However, they might ask you some trick questions. The questions differ person by person. I also had to give two different seminars, one about my current work and the other about my future plan.

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Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Johns Hopkins.

Interview Details – Two interviews - human resources department and hiring department (usually at two different locations). Complete human resources documentation and in some instances software tests.

Interview Question – Tell me why you would want to work at Johns Hopkins University.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary

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Administrative Coordinator Interview

Administrative Coordinator
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in September 2013.

Interview Details – First interview was just with the HR representative and included 4 computer tests, proofreading, MS Word, MS Excel, and writing. Interview questions were fairly typical for an HR interview. Was asked to come back for a second interview at the end of this one.
Second interview was a week later with the Director and an employee who previously held the same position. Was a pretty casual interview. No real grilling or formal questions. More interested in my experience and how it applied to the position. Got a follow up phone call from HR a day or two later for a third interview.
Third interview was a week after the second and was a group interview that involed the rest of the department, 6 employees. About 3 of the employees had a fair number of questions, others were more quiet. Some felt more formal, others more relaxed.
Through the entire process, HR was good about sending confirmation emails including the names and titles of all the interview participants.

Interview Question – Nothing was too unexpected. The HR questions were more the formal interview type. The rest were more relaxed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The HR rep asked me about salary in the beginning and they actually offered me more than I initially requested.

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Budget Specialist Interview

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Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in December 2009.

Interview Details – HR interview consisted of a phone interview with basic interview questions and an in person interview. Once finished with HR, met with a Senior Research Analyst, department HR, and the Division Administrator. All parties involved were kind, pleasant. Entire interview process was pretty easy and relatively stress free.
- Most difficult part is finding parking, since Johns Hopkins University is located in Baltimore City.

Interview Question – All questions were basic such as:
Greatest strength, greatest weakness, name one time you encountered a difficult situation and how did you handle it, and why did you choose our company?
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Negotiation Details – Could not negotiate

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Research Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in October 2009.

Interview Details – Positive experience

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Facility Supervisor-animal Interview

Facility Supervisor-animal
Baltimore, MD

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in September 2010.

Interview Details – Two interviews one was one on one the other was a panel interview. Just be honest, they can usually spot people who fake things, if not in the interview later on during everyday work habits

Interview Question – How would you maintain security during a campus emergency?   Answer Question

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Marketing Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in May 2013.

Interview Details – My professor emailed me about the position, so I applied for the job, came in for a brief interview, and was sent and offer via email.

Interview Question – Very informal interview, no questions were really difficult. I just had to be honest.   Answer Question

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Data Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Baltimore, MD

The process took a day - interviewed at Johns Hopkins in May 2012.

Interview Details – Feel relaxed and confident. Treat the interviewers as your friends.

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PhD Student Interview

PhD Student

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins.

Interview Details – The interview process for the graduate program was very similar to others. You come to the University for about 2-3 days for a number of interviews with Departmental faculty members as well as spend time with current graduate students. Every faculty member is different in their interview approach; however, most will probably ask you to describe any current or previous research, why you are applying for an advanced degree, and possibly questions like "describe a time when you were faced with a problem and how you overcame it". Many students (including myself) are naive at this point and say that they would like to pursue an academic career - University Professor track. At the interview stage, they are primarily looking to see how well you communicate and if you are a good fit for the program.

Interview Question – For the most part (Life Sciences) graduate student interviews are not similar to certain types of employment interviews where they ask you multiple questions to see how you think your way through answering a question. Many of the questions are straightforward and practical. It's been 5 years so I can't recall any difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for graduate school. Everyone receives the same stipend and benefits.

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