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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
36 Interview Reviews

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    Faculty Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    Was first contacted by department coordinator, 2 interviews followed. One with the department coordinator, the other with the head of the department. My offer received within one week.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    BI Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is quite tedious, too many peoples in the interviews room, interview last for 1H30 and a 1 hour academic test immediately after this long interview that test should last for 2 hours as it is almost impossible to complete within one hour

    The atmosphere in the interview room where also quite cold

    Interview Questions
    • This is a Bi , and was asked question about network stuff ...   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Work environment too strict.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    I found the Professor whose research interests is same as my M.S thesis, so I send him an email.
    I was contact by him in 2 months by phone. He asked what courses I took during my master and some details about my thesis work. After very short discussion, he offered me the position.
    I think the critical point here is that there is very good matching between my thesis and his research.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All questions are very basic, if you really did the work.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    I was looking into professors webpages that interest me, and found an interesting research topic. The professor was looking for graduate student, and posted the requirements. I contacted her by email, and sent my CV. She asked me to present my previous research work via Skype.The interview went well, and I sent my application to the university. Eventually, I got accepted by the department under her supervision.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were relevant to my previous research work.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    They don't contact you unless they're interested, and even then sometimes the hiring process can be dragged out over several months. Super standard interviews. Nothing outside of the box. HR is still very old-school when it comes to interviews (for the most part; some departments are more creative). Make sure to do some research into whatever department you're applying into as there are generally a question or two that you'd score better on if you had that additional knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Make sure you negotiate your salary from the start, because it is really difficult to get much more after the fact (unless you change positions)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    you have to submit your application online and talk to your department secretary. Write down your preferences for types of courses and most of the time, they will accommodate with your preferences.

    Interview Questions
    • there wasn't a formal interview as each registered graduate student is expected to take a position like this. If they think your previous working experience is ok enough, you will get the offer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The first step was a brief telephone interview. Then, there were two proficiency exams. One was to test Microsoft Office skills, the other to test basic reasoning and math. Both were average tests, like the ones found online. The last step was a panel interview with two managers. The questions were standard behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    I applied online - interviewed at McGill University in September 2011. I knocked all the professors in my field of interest. My current supervisor asked me to apply to the university program and then after getting my offer letter my current supervisor enrolled me as his graduate research assistant.
    - Interview lasted for about 20 minutes
    - Went through resume, discussed relevant experience, and answered fairly standard questions

    Interview Questions
    • I applied online - interviewed at McGill University in January 2011.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Animal Health Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    -kind of sketchy process (no real interview, just checked 1 reference)

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because was told position was unionized.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Accounts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    It was rather simply. I was referred by an employee who asked me to come in for a sit down with her boss. It was really very general and informal. Nothing in particular to prepare for. Then I spoke to the person I would be working with on the same day in a separate office. Was a breeze just conversational. The people in general were very nice but the job was actually underwhelming given I had higher expectations.

    Negotiation Details
    There was none. First job out of university in a shrinking financial market.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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