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    Principal Secretary and Office Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying on -line, I was contacted approximately 2 weeks later to schedule an interview . At my interview (friday). I was told that I would hear the following Mon/Tuesday if I would be called back for a second interview with director. Denial email sent 1.5 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions... how do you resolve conflict, how do you prioritize work with upcoming deadlines... what would you do if you had 2 people come to you needing their work done at the same time....   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Morris, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Morris, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    At first it was with a phone interview. Then there was a 2 hour meeting in person broken up into 4 15 minute sessions with breaks in between. One meeting was one-on-one. One was with a small group, then a larger group, and a larger group. They showed me around and were very friendly. This was a different interview than I expected, but it was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They described a typical situation that comes up for the administrative position and asked how I would handle it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Minnesota in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was just an average interview. I think there were a lot of applicants.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    LEED Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Minnesota in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I found the interview to be straightforward. A duo of supervisors read through a list of standard questions recommended by the University. It was a wide-ranging discussion with plenty of give and take. By the end I felt like I had a good understanding of what they were looking for and my expectations were met.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Minnesota in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    From the hiring manager, just behavior quesionts

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Communications Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Minnesota in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    They obviously had a certain type of person they were looking for. They spoke poorly of the current employee that I would be assuming duties of (she was retiring) so it seemed uncomfortable. They kept fishing for the answers they wanted to hear-I didn't catch on.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretend I called you on the phone, give me instructions on how to tie my shoes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mechanic II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Minnesota in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of 20 questions that related to the position. Each panel member asked you a question from a predetermined list. You were asked how you would troubleshoot a specific problem such as a boiler or chiller not working properly. After the panel interview I had to take a skills test that consisted of questions related to the position,

    Interview Questions
    • What are the specific components in a hvac chiller system?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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