Johns Hopkins University Interview Questions

Updated Apr 6, 2015
Updated Apr 6, 2015
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    M S In Finance Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Be ready for common questions

    Interview Questions

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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    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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    Engineering Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University in January 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me why you would want to work at Johns Hopkins University.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Salary

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    Applied by email, then phone interview and personal interview

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    I was referred by my boss from my previous postdoctoral position in Johns Hopkins University. I was invited to come and talk to my potential employer, and Research Associate from the same lab and present my previous research on the lab meeting. Everything went smoothly and I got an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions - mostly about my research and skills and future plans.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied and interviewed in April or May. The interview was by phone and it was completely behavioral. A lot on how you would react given a certain situation with children. On the technical side, they just ask how well prepared you feel to teach the kids and what experiences make you feel prepared for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would react to a child who was very rebellious or a child who you suspected had a crush on you?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in October 2010.

    Interview

    Got phone interviewed first and then invited for campus for 1 day on-site interview. Present previous work the the whole group and talked supervisor and group members. After the on-site interview got the offer and accepted it.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    Applied online, completed an interview via Skype by two members of the department, and then was interviewed in person by three members of the department. In-person interview lasted about one hour. Date of application to date of offer was very long - over 2 months.

    This job was posted without a salary range, unusual for Hopkins.

    Interview Questions

    • Don't recall. None of the questions were particularly challenging.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Hopkins does not pay very well for most positions. I did not get what I requested when I started.

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    Research Technologist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Johns Hopkins University in November 2014.

    Interview

    After I applied for the Research Technologist position with JHU, I was contacted a week or two later by the Director of the laboratory by email in which a phone interview was setup.The actual phone interview didn't feel like an interview at all. The Director gave more detail about what the position was and what it entailed and asked if I was still interested. When I said I was, a formal interview was scheduled. The formal interview was fairly easygoing as it was an an entry-level position I had applied for, and the Director was very kind. Emphasis was on experience with questions like: it says here on your resume that you were involved in this project. Can you tell me more about your role and what you did? In addition, they were also interested in the coursework that I had taken that was relevant to the job. I met with several members of the laboratory and got to ask questions in which they were helpful. The interview was also more listening than talking. They want to inform you of their research goals to see if it's worth pursuing for you. I'd suggest becoming familiar with their research by reading journal articles so you can not only keep up with them, but you can ask relevant and "smart" questions.

    Therefore, if you know your resume inside out, you will ace this interview. The position was offered to me by email the same day as the interview. However, I still sent thank you notes by email or LinkedIn with everyone I interviewed with.

    The hiring process was far less easy. Many, many, many forms are required for hire, and I cannot tell you how many times I filled out the same form more than twice. Be prepared to do background checks and drug tests and the like. The entire process took a little over a month.

    Interview Questions

    • On this interview, there were no tricky questions because it was an entry level position, and they were desperate.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Although the interview process was easy, I did not stay long with JHU due to the unfriendliness of the staff. I hope your experience fairs better than mine.

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