University of Washington Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
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  1.  

    MA III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Washington in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    From the time I submitted my resume to a face to face interview was about 3 weeks. I proceeded with a courtesy thank you e-mail and received a response for a group interview (2 weeks later) and was told they would get back with me. I have yet to hear back. This was a 6 week process. I then received a call from the HR department wanting to forward my resume to another department, I told her that I was still waiting to hear from the previous department. She was going to contact them to see if I was a candidate & get back with me.Still waiting (3 months) & this morning I reviewed a pre employment questionare, followed by a personal email from a college at a different department offering to accept my resume.
    The Process Takes Too long

    Interview Questions
    • Are you the kind of person that if you have a case load and another coworker has a heavier load would you help them ? ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Patient Care Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    straightforward, the process was very informal. The interviewer was reading from a preassembled questions. Typical questions. interview was with the assistant nurse manager so it I had to very detailed, articulate and precise so she can relay this to her boss.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a characteristics about you that you don't see but others do. Why is this ? And how do you bring it your advantage.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Washington in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online Aug 1, 2013. First contact was Aug 27th boilerplate email, "Dear Candidate...we're conducting 15 minute phone interviews over the next 3 days, if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please choose a time from one of the following 4 hour blocks and we will call you. 15 minute phone interview on was with the Administrator of the department, mostly feeling me out about the (low) pay range. An email followed that day requesting an in person interview the following week.

    Parking is challenging, get a ride if possible. Interview was approximately 1.5 hours long with 3 people, the Administrator I'd been emailing/speaking with previously, and 2 Department Heads. Questions were very standard, read from an HR form, "Describe a time when you faced a conflict with a coworker and how you handled it", "If you were given an assignment and a deadline that you found was impossible to meet...", etc.

    Overall it seemed to go very well. Both Department heads seemed very interested and impressed. Administrator was quiet.

    Got a form email on 9/25/13 that another candidate had been chosen.

    (The position had been eliminated a year previously due to budget cuts. It felt as though I may have been one of several required competitive candidates, so they could bring back the person who'd previously held the position. But this is only a guess.)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position online, at which point my resume was forwarded to the department and then I was contacted for an interview via email. I was not given an email update when my resume status changed, though it was updated on the UW job website.

    The interview itself wasn't bad, though I was underqualified for the position and it showed. I found the interview panel (three people) to be professional and friendly. The questions were mostly related to the job, but they also tried to get to know me as well. It was a pleasant experience even though I didn't get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle working with and assisting people who have more experience than you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was first a phone screening and then an in person interview. Enjoyable process. Questions were reasonable and they really seemed to want to find a good fit for both the employee and employer.

    Interview Questions
    • No trick questions here - just good old fashioned "tell me about a time when..." types of scenarios.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Macy's Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    intervied in a small room, the guy read questions off a paper, about 6 then picked a few more from another sheet; he seemed nice and said that he would have to check with the managers who were hiring. i got the impression i was going to get hired, but then got the rejection email

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Washington in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applying through husky jobs. I waited for a month and a half. I got an interview. They interviewed me for about half an hour. They were very nice and listened perfectly well. They asked very good questions and very apt too. The office was very nice and I never felt even a bit of strain or nervousness. It was amazing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Washington in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a one-on-one interview for a research tech position in a biomedical research lab. Interview was the P.I. asking about my previous research experience, quizzing my knowledge on various experimental techniques, and inquiring about previous academic coursework, the latter of which was difficult to recall as several of the courses had been taken several years ago.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Operation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Washington in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    This is an interview for the operation internship for Goldman Sachs. It is a two-round interview. One round is half hour, so it was one-hour long in total.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a scenario, say, you need do a presentation for your client. The presentation is supposed to last for at least 2 hours. But your clients have to rush to another meeting, so you only have 20min left to get this presentation done, so how can you deal with this situation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Student Affairs Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tacoma, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tacoma, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Washington in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Through an employee referral, I applied online. Within three weeks, I was invited for a 20-minute phone interview with a selection committee. They asked a variety of questions, including but not limited to student development, event planning and diversity. The following day I was invited for an on campus interview, which was planned two weeks later. The on campus interview was a day long process, where I invited with different members of the campus community, individually or in groups. However, I did not hear back regarding my candidacy following the interview. I found out that the position was offered to another person online. However, the campus is small but growing and has strong ties to the surrounding community. Mostly everyone I interviewed with loved the work that they, which all was in support of the students.

    Please know that I am a very mellow and calm yet collection kinda guy, but one interview, in particular, from my campus visit left a bad taste in my mouth. It actually changed my mind about the position, and after walking away from that, I realized I didn't want to work for a senior level administrator, who was really aggressive, not welcoming, and too proud. This is not a reflection of others.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe your diversity philosophy, and how you incorporate it into your work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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