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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.
Emailed a scientist for a post-doc position advertised online. Got invited to an interview in a week. The scientist gave me a tour of the lab and then asked for my background. After another four weeks, I was informed another candidate with experiences better matches the lab's object was hired.
- My past research experience. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.
A group of 8 students were brought in and the 3 interviewers asked a question and went abound the room expecting each person to answer it. Finally we were set in groups of 2-3 and given an item from abox and had to make a presentation about that item with 5 minutes to prepare. The presentation lasted 2 minutes
- Explain a time you had to resolve an issue withing a group. If a student had a problem with understanding or implementing a new concept what would you do to make it clear to him? What is your experience dealing with students? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.
I received an e-mail one week after the posting closed. Some of the instructions given regarding a presentation portion of the interview were not complete. When I arrived at the interview, they asked for additional elements that were not mentioned in the invitation. However, overall the interview went well and was very straightforward. That said, there was a lack of integrity in how the process was handled after the interview. I was never contacted regarding the outcome. Ever. They had said they would make contact in a week or so. After this time had passed, I called and e-mailed multiple times to inquire as to the outcome, and they did not even have the courtesy to respond. I found out that the job was filled by information on the department website, and looked up the successful candidate on LinkedIn. Clearly, the person was not only underqualified for the job, but completely unqualified for the job. It is an obvious case where the manager just simply hired a friend. A lucky escape - would not want to work for such a person, ever.
- No Offer
nothing much but just a lot of question is so dumbing down myself, I am frustrated by the ease of the question, not intellectually chanllenging and not at all test the ability of mine. hence, do expect more and harder question during the second round of interview, if not it means there are too few people entering the posisiotn
- behavior questions Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied in-person – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).
Received call via email, filled out application, and submitted cover letter and cv.
- There wasn't any. Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at University of Toronto.
Hired through the u of t portal. they asked varied in depth and semi structured questions. Try to be prepared with past experiences prior to interview
- Conflicting results Answer Question
- No Offer
Sent in application - heard back relatively quickly for an initial meeting with the manager.
- If you were manager, how would you work with those under your supervision? Ie what is your management style? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in November 2011.
About a week after applying i got an email typed manually by a secretary booking an interview. 5 interviews each 30 - 45 mins back to back. 1 guy asked many technical questions. They all ended with brain teasers and 1 interview was very motivational and behavioral. People were generally nice except for the same guy who asked many technicals. I was competing with Harvard LSE Yale grads and they only had room for 1.
- 9 balls in total and an old fashion scale. 1 of the 9 weighs more than the other. how do u find out which is the off ball 2 Answers
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at University of Toronto (Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)) in July 2011.
First step : CV screening Second step: Interview:Introduce about yourself?What is your strengths and weakness,company's knowlelge,why do you choose company? Third step: Group discussion Fourth step: Final interview
- What would you do if you receive a better offer from other company Answer Question
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