Stanford University Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    After submitting an online application, I was asked to come in for a 30 minute in-person interview within the same week. It was a group interview with three supervisors. I was invited back for a final round interview a month later. It consisted of a short survey creation project and a tour of the facilities.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a project you were particularly proud of or had obstacles that you had to overcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell me more about your data analysis experience.   Answer Question
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    Executive Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied as internal candidate with knowledge of the job and people. Received call to schedule a phone interview. Had 1 phone interview of about 30 minutes. Didn't hear anything for a while. Was told by email a couple of weeks later that they'd hired someone else.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    First the manager sent an email asking for phone interview. In phone interview, the HR first told me about the job description and then I was asked mainly behavioral questions and about my experience. If you have any doubts ask in the end of the interview. Asked me questions like why Stanford, are you ready to learn new techniques, do you have any computer skills, etc. The interview was easy and overall experience was good. if selected will send an email for in person interview.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    Applied through the portal and was contacted a month later via email. Talked about past experience in the lab and research interests. Was also asked some basic interview questions (e.g. future plans, why do you want to work here?).Applied through the portal and was contacted a month later. Talked about past experience in the lab and research interests. Was also asked some basic interview questions (e.g. future plans, why do you want to work here?). Got an email two weeks later that I did get the position.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I took a 2 hrs test using Stata to clean and analyze data. There are too much questions that I cannnot have time to finish. The hiring manager is really nice

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  7. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    Received call from HR rep. Interviewed with him for 30 minutes. He was very good with following up. Recommended me to for department interview. Heard back 5 weeks later for interview. While I was waiting for my interview in the office had another person walk up to the person who was interviewing me and asked whether I was her friend who she was giving the job to. Immediately knew I wasn't getting the job and I was just the prerequisite interview you bring in before hiring your friend.

    Interview Questions

    • General interview questions, what are your strengths / weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    Life Science Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online. Got an email couple weeks later from the assistant saying I've an interview. Interviewed with the PI. I got accepted for the second interview. Visited the PI at Stanford for the second interview. The people were really nice.

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    BeWell Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by an in-person interview with group panel for the second round. The phone interview asked about my skills and experience. The in-person interview with a group panel asked me a lot of situational questions, followed by a 10 minute mock advising session. There was a third round that I did not proceed to.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play as an advisor with an interviewer who played a client.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Stanford University in June 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted very quickly to discuss the position. The initial conversations were very pleasant and the position sounded interesting. An in person interview was scheduled shortly after and it was a panel discussion with the department manager and two members of the team. Again the conversation flowed nicely but it did appear as though there were holes in my expertise and what they position needed. It was at this point that I could tell there was a discrepancy between what skills were actually needed and how they were being communicated by the department manager. I continued through the follow-up process and was told that I was to be scheduled to meet more members of the network team and the division manager. I followed up numerous times to only be told that there were scheduling conflicts as people were on vacation. After that I never received any response to any follow-up calls or voice mail. I think it is unfortunate that a simple email saying "we don't think you are qualified" could be extended as a common courtesy. This is especially unusual since the conversations were so cordial and polite.

    Interview Questions

    • There really weren't many difficult questions it was more of a personality and culture fit type interview.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    Put candidates through six panels of twelve interviewers per panel in one day. One panel offered lunch but was unable to eat as I was being interviewed with non-stop questions while the 12 panel members ate their lunch. Questions from all panel sessions consisted of similar canned interview questions. Very unprofessional and disrespectful. The best interview session was with the Director of the department, one-on-one. Very good interview with her. She was very respectful and asked relevant, real life questions. I would have been honored to work for her. For the other 72 people that interviewed me . . . I hope by now that they have since changed their interviewing format.

    Interview Questions

    • Each set of questions throughout the day were pretty much the same so by the end of the day creativity was an absolute necessity.   Answer Question
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