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University of Utah Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Director Interview

Director
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Utah.

Interview Details – Resume submitted, committee interview, hiring supervisor interview, job offer. Had previously worked with the supervisor during a mufti institutional event. Knew he would be an exceptional boss. The hiring committee was diverse but generally identified the need for improved customer service.

Interview Question – Most challenging part of current position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Amount to match current salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Fellow Interview

Research Fellow

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Utah in November 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process began in grad school where I volunteered to do research on a project. After I graduated, I found an opportunity with the lead researcher. There was not really an interview, more of a get to know you conversation.

Interview Question – Where do you want to be in 5 years?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Utah in June 2010.

Interview Details – The hiring process was very straight forward. I simply submitted my resume online. I needed the recommendation of two teacher from high school (or professors at the University of Utah). After I submitted my resume, I received a call from the professor from the University of Utah. He asked me a few questions about my interests in his research and some of my coursework. Overall, it was a very simply and relaxed process.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Utah in April 2014.

Interview Details – Very relaxed interview process. They gave me a programming assignment in Java and asked to finish in 4 days. The assignment was generally easy. It required implementing a data structures based algorithm.

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Staff RN Interview

Staff RN

I applied online - interviewed at University of Utah in September 2012.

Interview Details – One interview with a single manager. Currently, I think they have 2 or more interviewers.

Interview Question – n/a (interview questions were not difficult or unusual   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was asked what my salary requirements were. HR offered what I asked for, no negotiating.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Utah in September 2013.

Interview Details – They asked me a lot of questions regarding the projects i did during my undergraduate.

Interview Question – No Difficult Question   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Facility Engineer Interview

Facility Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at University of Utah.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was good. Applications are done online and then someone gives you a call to schedule the interview with the department manager. The manager then gets back to you following the interview to let you know if you are offered the job or not.

Interview Question – How do I deal with conflict   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – An offer was made and I had the option to accept or decline.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assistant Professor In Health Sciences Interview

Assistant Professor In Health Sciences
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Utah.

Interview Details – Standard two presentations; misleading statements about the amount of support and collegiality there would be, etc.

Interview Question – What endpoints will you use to evaluate your experiments?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I received a higher start-up package than expected - the only thing good about the department was the Chair.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Utah in January 2010.

Interview Details – Wrote a letter to my PI with my CV. I was invited out for an interview, which involved a presentation of my research with detailed questions and answers followed by a discussion of potential projects with the PI and one on one meetings with other individuals in the lab.

Interview Question – I presented my PhD research, and was grilled by the entire lab on my technical work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no real negotiation phase. postdoc salaries are linked to the NIH scale. I was able to decide when I started.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Clinical RN Interview

Clinical RN

Interviewed at University of Utah

Interview Details – Email communications with manager followed by formal interview with manager followed by peer interview

Interview Question – Explain a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker and explain how you handled the situation.   Answer Question

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