University of California
University of California Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Consulting (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Intern (1)
- Technical Assistant (1)
- Assistant Coordinator (1)
- Secretary (1)
- Programmer/Analyst II (1)
- Graduate Student Researcher (1)
- Senior Analyst (1)
- Research Assistant (1)
- Program Coordinator (1)
- Business Analyst (1)
- Farm Advisor (1)
- Renewal of Postdoctoral Fellowship (1)
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of California in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was fairly simple and professional. The interview consisted of two on site interviews. The first interview was with the Hiring Manager and another Business Analyst. It consisted of standard Business Analysis questions about requirement gathering, documentation and task prioritization. Was presented with various scenarios, technical as well as professional, to solve. The second interview was with the department's Sr. Director. Standard HR interview with questions ranging from "Why is this a good position for you?" to "What will you bring to this position?". I was also required to provide with some work samples as well as TWO professional references.
Interview Question – What would be your approach to a situation for with you require some feedback and you do not have your Manager to guide you? View Answer
Secretary Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of California in January 2011.
Interview Details – Interviewers are nice.
Interview Question – How do you defined job satisfaction Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of California in April 2010.
Interview Details – Very well organized. Interview set up by phone with a detailed email - interview committee, location and interview format. Pleasant experience. I was taken aback at the number of empty cubicles and storage rooms. Still ramping up from a reorganization. Did not hear back after interview although followup was offered after the interview. Difficult to say what the office is like. Work culture I believe is - do more work with less - less resources and less time.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you were in charge and the outcome was not as expected. Answer Question
Program Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of California in May 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted for a phone interview with someone in human resources. I did well and they called me the next day and asked if I could interview in person within a day or two. As I lived in the opposite end of the state, it was a stretch for me to be able to do that. I wanted the job, however, so I purchased a plane ticket and took a day off work to interview in person.
The second interview consisted of a group interview with six managers and department personnel. They each took turns asking questions and were all very friendly. I felt I was in sync with what they wanted and they exemplified what I was looking for in a work culture. Lastly, I did a skills test which included internet research and composing mock emails to professors and students. I felt very confident that I had researched the information correctly and composed professional emails.
Despite having purchased a plane ticket, hotel, and car rental (yes, they were aware of this), I never heard back from anyone. I sent follow-up emails, a voicemail, and was ignored.