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A*Star Interview Questions

Updated Nov 27, 2014
Updated Nov 27, 2014
23 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at A*Star.

    Interview Details

    Good experience, if your profile match, sure they will take you in. Mainly they ask out background and projects. But it's good experience in interview, however the process is very slow.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Compensation

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    _ A panel of interviewers including male and female researchers
    _ They are nice

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at A*Star.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview questions like introduce yourself, your project and what do you see yourself 5 years down the road. Nothing difficult I think.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted CV, and 2 reference letters. need to have 1 phone interview, and 1 on site inverview or 1 more phone interview.

    Accepted Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview was very easy going

    Negotiation Details
    there was no room for negotiation. packages are standard for everyone
    Accepted Offer
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Research Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at A*Star in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a slow wait, HR promised to reply by certain date but kept delaying

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at A*Star.

    Interview Details

    Essay 45 min, followed by questions, then if you're in, i heard you will have another interview with a panel

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at A*Star.

    Interview Details

    1 excel test, 1 presentation ( slides prepared at home), 2 interviews.
    Excel test is on the spot, around 20minutes. Have to plot a few graphs, elaborate on the relationships and present it meaningfully in a form of slides. My question was about the relationship between seminar application fees (locally vs internationally). but dont have to present it. just submit the slides. the prepared presentation question was anything about yourself. so can write about your hobbies or interest.(15mins).

    interview panel consists of 4 person. 1 from HR, the others are either ur future direct boss or boss's boss.

    they are basically quite nice. not really tough questions.

    i didnt manage to get into 2nd interview. but heard second interview involves the director...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buona Vista (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buona Vista (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at A*Star in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Efficiency of hiring process is dependent on the urgency to fill the position.
    HR personnel can be extremely inflexible depending on your luck. Some take more initiative in facilitating negotiations whereas others do not make an effort to help.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Lab Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at A*Star.

    Interview Details

    Had one interview

    Interview Questions
    • What is your opinion on working in such a stressful environment like our's   Answer Question
    No Offer

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