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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of California Berkeley.

    Interview Details

    Applied to an online job posting. Got a call for a phone interview approx. 2 weeks later. Phone interview was with two people who worked in department. It was a 30 minute interview and they asked me several questions about my past experience and how I would handle situations that came up. If you are well prepared it should be smooth.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the greatest challenge facing the UC Berkeley community?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for this newly created position in early November 2013, but was not contacted for a phone screen until early February 2014.

    During the 15-minute phone screen, I was asked: my reasons for applying; specific questions about my most recent positions; my experience with research, strategic planning, and admin support; how I would work with staff who have multiple conflicting deadlines; my leadership and communication style.

    They contacted me the next day, informing me that they would not be moving forward with a formal interview, which likely would've been a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience with strategic planning? Considering we're a growing organization, what steps would you take to implement this plan? What is your experience with short and long-term goals?   Answer Question
    • Describe in detail how you carried out XYZ job duties for this position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    MFE Applicant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at University of California Berkeley in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying, they keep on contact and are very quick to respond to any queries. About 4 weeks after applying I got invited to interview. It was a skype interview with a past student who immediately sets you at ease. Started with some standard for questions like why finance as opposed to background, asked 1 or 2 things about the resume and then straight into 2 brain teasers. One was bizarre with tigers and sheep on an island, other was a probability one. Then moved onto some portfolio management questions and stats questions. Next was black scholes, more concentrating on intuition, and then time to ask questions and a casual chat. Overall pleasant and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the Black Scholes questions that came up was about the risk neutral pricing measure which isn't impossible but, if you aren't fresh on it, was difficult to convey verbally off the cuff and unclear how much theory to go into or intuition.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They just asked me about hours, how familiar I was with the research (like classes I took that related). They asked about my workload and how much I was involved in campus because that could have conflicting time interests. It went alright. They also explained what I would be doing.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't really feel like there was a ton, it was mostly the hours portion as I had class during that time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Catering and Events Coordinator-Housing and Dining Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of California Berkeley.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview went well. After that, everything went down hill. I was interviewed by a panel of 6 people. I wasn't aware that it would be a panel but, you have to be prepared for just about anything so that was fine. What I wasn't prepared for was what rude, lifeless, unengaging, less than hospitable people they were. The questions were broad and as an event planner, one always wants to drill down to the core of a detail--so when I tried to clarify the question, one of the women on the panel threw her hands up and proclaimed "perhaps I'm not making myself clear!" and shook her head. When I interviewed canditates at my last job, I went out of my way to make that person feel welcome so that I could bring out their best and hopelly get a good sense of them and their talents.. Nope! Just the opposite here. Part of me wanted to run for the hills as I knew I would never want to work with these people....ever. The professional in me knew I needed to finish the interview and then get the heck out of there. What a shame that they were the representatives of such a fine school!

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were unengaging and read from a piece of paper   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Embedded Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The key to find a job is that my skills fit the job requirement and company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in UC Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in UC Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is with a panel of 3 to 4 people. They are very organized with a list of questions that they ask. The position required some PHP experience and a coder was present to determine my coding skills by providing some code and explaining what was missing in the code.

    Interview Questions
    • The example of code was missing quite a bit of characters and no real answer was given when asked what the purpose of the code was.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I am asked with questions such as describing your strengths and weakness.
    Most questions are really behavioral.
    Not many tough questions are asked.
    Also. they have a four round interview system, which makes the process super competitive.
    I am asked with questions such as describing your strengths and weakness.
    Most questions are really behavioral.
    Not many tough questions are asked.
    Also. they have a four round interview system, which makes the process super competitive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Deloitte Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Mostly it was a fit interview

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the interenship experience with Accenture   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Web & Communications Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California Berkeley in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    After I submitted my online application, it took about 45 days before I was called for an interview. I was interviewed by 3 people. The interview went well, I liked the people. They had recently created the position, so they were not absolutely sure exactly what the job would entail, but I liked what I heard about the possibilities and responsibilities. I am waiting to hear whether they will offer me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your former employer say they liked best about you and what would they say they liked least?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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