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McGill University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Teaching Assistant Interview

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Interviewed at McGill University

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 Question – 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

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Administrative Assistant Interview

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Interviewed at McGill University

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 Question – Name some of your weaknesses   Answer Question

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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – I applied online - interviewed at McGill University in January 2011.   Answer Question

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Animal Health Technician Interview

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Interviewed at McGill University

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

Negotiation Details – No negotiation because was told position was unionized.

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Average Interview

Administrative Coordinator Interview

Administrative Coordinator
Downtown (British Indian Ocean Territory)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at McGill University in November 2012.

Interview Details – , very informalApplied online and received a interview 4 days later. Interview was average

Interview Question – Why do I want to work at McGill University   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None, it was a contract union position

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Easy Interview

Accounts Administrator Interview

Accounts Administrator
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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.

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Easy Interview

Site Manager Interview

Site Manager
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McGill University.

Interview Details – Through referral and previous web management experience; Know Drupal (CMS used by McGill) and you'll be useful to A LOT of professors/departments who need their sites updated

Interview Question – Nothing particular; If you have previous experience working with Drupal (CMS) or have built websites before, show your work and you'll be competitive (there are a lot of opportunities to manage sites at this institution)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Cited previous hourly wage ($15/hour) and employer agreed

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through other source and interviewed at McGill University.

Interview Details – Did not require an interview

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Salary was fixed.

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Very Easy Interview

Student Staff Interview

Anonymous Employee
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at McGill University in December 2010.

Interview Details – Everything was easy, just asked general questions, want to see if you know anything about serving food and stuff.

Interview Question – They asked basic questions nothing unexpected you basically just need to know someone working there who is in good terms with the boss to get an interview and a job.   Answer Question

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Research Technician Interview

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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at McGill University in June 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed with the supervisor. Had the experience with identifying plants, therefore I got the job.

Interview Question – What other experience do you have working in the field?   Answer Question

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