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Updated Jul 30, 2014
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M S In Finance Interview

M S In Finance
Baltimore, MD

I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University 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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Difficult Interview

Administrative Coordinator Interview

Administrative Coordinator
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University 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.


Accepted Offer

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Engineering Interview

Engineering

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University 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

Senior Human Resources Assistant

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

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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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

Interview Details – Applied by email, then phone interview and personal interview

Interview Question – If I was sure that I want to move to Baltimore.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow
Baltimore, MD

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

Interview Details – 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 Question – No difficult questions - mostly about my research and skills and future plans.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

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Data Analyst Interview

Data Analyst
Baltimore, MD

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

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

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Positive Experience

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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 University 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Coordinator Interview

Research Coordinator

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

Interview Details – Positive experience

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in March 2010.

Interview Details – phone interview was processed first, and onsite interview was conducted. All researchers were very hard working and excellent

Interview Question – I didn't have to deal with difficult questions since they evaluated me based on my research and presentations   Answer Question

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