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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied for a summer internship position in December of 2013 and didn't hear a word from them until mid May of 2014 when I received a rejection email. Thoroughly unimpressed with their lack of any semblance of professionalism or grip on reality (in what scenario would someone seeking employment in June wait until May to accept other job offers because of an employer who hadn't made any effort to contact an applicant for nearly half a year?!). Won't be applying again.

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    Research Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Initial communication by email to set up interview. I applied to position 3 weeks before. The interview was relaxed but manager told me she has a bunch of interviews set up. Did not ask me any questions about my previous experience. She did say I was overqualified immediately. I then met with the laboratory manager who told me she had been working for the company for 25 yrs and I will not take her job.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected was Why do you want this job you cant have mine so why.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University in October 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted an application through the online system. Was called in for an interview 2 weeks later. Met first with a representative from HR and was asked a series of 'tell me about a time when...' questions as well as expectations for the role, future aspirations and salary range. Then did a skills test on the computer including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a typing test. Then met with 4 would-be supervisors in a single interview. Pleasant group of people who asked typical interview questions. The experience was a nice balance of questions and conversation. Unfortunately, did not receive an offer. The whole process was very organized and very professional.

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    Development Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Had a day long interview with 8 different people. Scheduling was relatively easy, but it was a long day of saying the same thing over and over, however some positive and interesting conversations did develop.

    Interview Questions

    • Having 7 very similar interviews with almost ten different people was the real challenge - keeping answers fresh and maintaining interest   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied online and within 4 days they sent me an email to set the day of the interview. The interview was via skype as i live in another state.

    Interview Questions

    • the questions were fair. They asked me why I chose the position, what was my expertise, what do I think about Baltimore   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    I went through a round of interviews there and had an unpleasant experience with an hr person. I could tell she didn't see the value in interviewing me and told me, in fact, that some of the experience listed on my resume was irrelevant. Throughout the interview she never smiled and seemed confused/not open to anything I had to say. She even rated my responses on a numerical scale in front of me, in plain view.

    When I was finally declined, the response I received was copy and pasted in different fonts. It was a pretty disheartening experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience in which you had to challenge authority.   Answer Question
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    Research Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a response a month after applying. Interviewed directly with the lab manager, principal investigator, and hiring manager. The entire interview lasted 2.5 hours. After some mention that I was a top candidate for the position, I received a request for my references from the lab manager and never heard anything from HR or the lab after that. My references were never contacted, which was irritating and a waste of time. Overall, my experiences with the hiring process at JHU have been negative.

    Interview Questions

    • What negatives would your previous employer say about you?   Answer Question
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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    Phone interview with 3 people... second interview over the phone is tomorrow- do not know if I received job yet

    Interview Questions

    • 1) How would we know if you were having a good day?
      2) How would we know if you were having a bad day?
       
      Answer Question
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    How IS the Hiring Process Set-up? Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    After over 500+ resumes & job applications but never a call back or interview I am 100% confused with how JHHS & JHU handle the recruitment process. I could totally understand if I were applying for positions I'm unqualified for but that is so not the case here. I don't get it, am frustrated and am turned off.

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    Senior Associate Director of Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Several initial screenings and phone interviews. Invited me for a full day (9am - 4pm) spent meeting with a dozen or so people at all levels. Felt it went very well. Everyone was very friendly and positive and encouraging. Was very surprised when I was told I was not moving forward in the process, based on my experiences during the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a gift that you didn't close and why it didn't work out.   Answer Question

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