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Updated Jan 25, 2015
Updated Jan 25, 2015
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    Systems Specialist Business College Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Ohio State University in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    From the time of the application to the time of an actual first interview was about 3-4 weeks. Interview was good and conducted in a professional manner. The questions were all about what you would expect for the position. If you do your homework you should be fine as long as someone's friend isn't pegged for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't a real difficult question, for this position but there were a couple of active directory questions but there were basic   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was granted an in person interview. Everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. I sat with three of the leadership team and had a fine conversation. They asked me questions and allowed me to ask questions of them. Very friendly, much more conversational than I expected.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was their interest in my travels from my business semester abroad, which had been noted on my application. It wasn't particularly difficult, rather it caught me off guard that it would be of interest to them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. I received an email a few weeks later for an in person interview with the hiring manager and another person from the department. They were all standard questions to see how you would fit in with the position. I thought I did a pretty good job highlighting my strengths and showing them why I would be great for the job, but I guess they found another person who was even more fitting (or so I was told in an email from the hiring manager).

    Interview Questions
    • What would make you stand out from the other candidates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Ohio State University in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was by committee with five managers. Be prepared. They have standardized questions that each of the members ask. Most of the questions were behavioral. There is also three role playing questions.

    The role playing is based on how you think through a problem. I didn't do well on one of the questions; actually missed it completely. The real reason they do it is to see how you think things through. Getting it right or wrong isn't the point.

    Interview Questions
    • The second role playing question dealt with a pop-up blocker. The interviewer acted like a customer that couldn't make a response to a forum.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Systems Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then On-Site interview with whole team. After that, having hands-on test with desktop

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Service Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Powell, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Powell, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Ohio State University in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Skype interview

    Interview Questions
    • The interview team consisted of four highly educated adults who for whatever reason asked the same questions an hr person from a department store asks the potential part-time associate. Asked how in the past had I handled delivering bad news or how would I respond to a negative comment questions seem shallow and unprepared. And no I did not get the job. The HR did email me that I didn't make the first cut but to keep trying which I did sincerely appreciate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    The person who interviewed me was very nice. She was a Director of HR. There was an initial phone interview (by the same person), and then I met her in person. I didn't get the job, but she called me personally to let me know. All of the questions were mostly behavioral interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you convinced someone to do something that they didn't want to do. What was the result? Would you have done anything differently?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Ohio State University in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    This is extremely hard to say, as there appears to be no valid process since about a year ago, when an unqualified "Lecturer" was put in charge as "Director". He seems to care about only 2 things to hire someone: 1) you should be a tech wizard, and 2) you should "like" him (or at least appear to). Unbelievable, right? That's what all of the older personnel say...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Clinical Data Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Ohio State University in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very disappointing. The person who interviewed me was very suspicious about why I was leaving my previous position, asked for details, and then seemed really turned off by the details (I was coming from a department with ethics problems all the way up the chain of command, and I did not want to be a part of that). He was very suspicious about me. He seemed resentful to have to hire a new person-- because the previous person had gone on maternity leave and decided not to return (what WAS she thinking? Obviously you should return to your hateful workplace even if you don't think it's the best thing for your new baby) and asked me where I saw myself in 5 years, which I thought was a bizarre question for a gopher job (I see myself as senior gopher?). Now I realize it was code for "do you plan to have babies? I don't wanna deal with maternity leave". I am young, female, and engaged, so OF COURSE he must think the next thing on my list is to have a bunch of babies. (It's not, but so what if it were? Does he think it's his right to require that people not have children?) He also wanted to know whether I had problems with my "attendance", which I found insulting. I explained that in a year's time I had taken 1.5 days of vacation. After being asked about my qualications/background I was told that I was more than qualified, that "anyone could do this job". Of course, when I got the rejection email, I was told that they chose someone whose background was more suitable. Whatever; it's hardly the environment I would want to work in.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you leaving your previous position?   View Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Admissions Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    Very fast process with very professional people

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a call from a student that wasn't accepted to the university?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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