University of Michigan Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Part Time Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very friendly. I like them. Very easy interview questions as I have taken lots of courses they need. They just went through my resume, and read my project code snippet, and ask some random questions like the availability and how heavy was my course work. They are actually working for UM Hospital, and one of them is a German student. In general, very nice people and I'd love to work with them again. Comfortable and positive experience.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Graduate Student Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at University of Michigan in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Application by online system
    2. Professor contacted by E-mail
    3. Schedule interview by Skype (for international students)
    4. One hour interview for both behavior interview and technical questions: The questions about behavior interview could be found online. The technical questions could vary based on the lab and PI's interests. It's good to look at the lab website and read more review paper in the specific field. It would help a lot.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions overall are easy to answer. However, sometimes the communication quality is so bad that makes the interview difficult because I needed to check the questions several times.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Patient Services Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Michigan in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Mine was easy as I had dealt with her previously. Despite this, it was still a decently rigorous interview. I've had some other interviews here but most revolve around personality questions and ethical questioning. As long as you are confident, I am sure you will do just fine. Let your actions speak louder than your words and don't bring your phone, whatever you do.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was young so, when she said a salary I rolled with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Field Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Michigan in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the interview process to be a good combination of professionalism and friendliness. Interviewers were wonderful women that I would enjoy knowing better. The location was fairly easy to find even though I was unfamaliar with area.

    Interview Questions
    • How to deal with a supervisior or co-worker that you do not get along with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Still negotiating salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Didnt have an interview since I just transitioned from Phd to research scientist. Most of the departments will do the same to help students till they can find a job.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Patient Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Interview Details

    Apply online.. received a call from HR for interview (but first you will have to complete PEP program prior in applying). Phone interview first, then in person, sometimes a second or third interview depends on department.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview Details

    Contacted through email first. After a few emails back and forth with a recruiter, I was able to get an in-person interview. The person I interviewed with was very nice and gave me a broad overview of the position. They are very flexible with hours and taking time off. I really liked working for UofM. Wish more jobs would open up.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected questions was, "what didn't you like about your previous supervisor?"   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Student Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview Details

    Met the Dean, Graduate Coordinator, 4 additional faculty members in my research area and 2 current graduate students. Each interview was between 30-45 minutes. Casual but questions were specific to my background and my career interest.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one. They have one standard package for every graduate student.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Lab Manager/Research Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview Details

    Done by PI or Business Manager. Applied online at UMjobs.org. PI contacted me directly. Asked basic questions. Got an offer within two days. Be aware that PIs are generally the direct supervisor (the one you report to) and Business Managers will take of admin stuff (timesheets, etc).

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions. Strengths/weakness. Asked about former job experiences. Problem solving examples.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because of federal grant funding. The U of M pays a lot less than comparable industry jobs but if you like the research, it's worth it. Plus UM has great employer match 401K (10% match)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    GSRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview. It is based on your application document. If you have good research experience it is a plus. High GPA is also a plus. Published papers a plus.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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