I applied online - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in November 2013.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview with HR/ 1:1 Team interview
Interview Question –
General questions related to work and previous experience.
Behavioral questions and some of job technical skill question
Be prepared for job technical skill questions. For example, when do you think you would use pivot table, graphs and charts, etc.
Interviewers were nice and very professional.
Interview difficultly was above average.
I did not get an offer but it was a great experience. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in November 2013.
Interview Details – Initially, two interviews were conducted at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, followed by a phone interview and a series of interviews at the headquarters in Washington DC. In DC, I met with a series of workers at different levels of the organization who each had their own specialization within the organization. It was a very thorough and professional experience.
Interview Question – Please describe the three types of validity and how they are different. View Answer
Reason for Declining –
For personal reasons - I wanted to stay in Los Angeles for my girlfriend's career and had another opportunity already lined up.
AIR seems like a great organization with smart and friendly workers. I wish they had an office on the west coast!
I interviewed at American Institutes for Research in June 2013.
Interview Details – Data structure and Java questions. All 5. I feel very difficult. After which I get a denied email immediately. Data structure and Java questions. All 5. I feel very difficult. After which I get a denied email immediately.Data structure and Java questions. All 5. I feel very difficult. After which I get a denied email immediately.
Interview Question – algorithm Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in May 2013.
Interview Details – I got the job information at my college's job fair. About half a month later, I received a call from a Recruiting Assistant and ask me to sent her a resume. After I do that, about three days later. I received an email and schedules time for the first phone interview.
Interview Question – For the interview, there are three interviewer with India accent. Because my English is not very strong, so I hardly understand their questions. Basically they just ask some questions relative to my resume. They asked me to describe the merge sort, some Jave network questions, and so on... I can't remember, mostly I can't get the whole question because of cannot understand their English. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in May 2013.
Interview Details –
two rounds of technical phone interviews, and then one on site interview
A non-tech recruiter asked all technical questions in first round of interview. Question about the programming language you pick.
- declare a pointer, where is the pointer stored, on Stack or heap
- transient (Java)
Interview Question – Some problem related to C. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Was contacted initially by a recruiter requesting that I participate in a phone interview. A phone interview consisted of speaking with a couple of researchers and about my experience. Was asked whether I had any questions and the phone interview was very friendly.
About a week later I was contacted for an in person interview in the Washington office. Spent an entire day at the office speaking with HR, the team I would be working with, and meeting other colleagues. Very positive experience in-person.
Interview Question – Describe your research experience in detail. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate start date but not salary.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in October 2012.
Interview Details – Perhaps the most unprofessional interview process I've ever experienced. I applied for a job through the online system, but also had a mentor forward my CV to several hiring managers in the organization. Within 24 hours of my CV being sent to contacts in AIR, a recruiter called me to set up an initial phone screen for the next day. The scheduled interview time came and went with no call. The next day, the same recruiter contacted me again to set up a phone screen. When I explained that I'd had an phone interview scheduled, but no one called me at the designated time, the recruiter said that she "couldn't remember" if she'd set up an interview with me and that she must have missed it on her calendar. The phone screen was rescheduled for the next day and actually happened this time. The interview lasted about 30-45 minutes and went very well. The recruiter contacted me the next business day to set up a phone interview with 2 hiring managers. She also asked me to send a writing sample and sent an email to confirm the scheduled interview time. However, like the initial phone screen, the scheduled interview time with the hiring managers came and went with no phone call. I contacted the recruiter to find out what had happened, and she said that the hiring managers "got really busy and forgot to call" me. Once again, the interview was rescheduled. This time, only one of the hiring managers called, but the interview went on as planned. It went very well, and I was told that they were interested in bringing me in for an on-site interview once they were certain that they would have enough funding to hire another researcher. Almost two months have passed, and I still have not been contacted to schedule the on-site interview. While it is possible that they are still trying to work out the funding situation, I've basically given up on AIR and do not intend to continue the interview process with them if I am contacted. I'm just amazed that an organization of this stature thinks that they can continue to get the "best and brightest" to work for them when the hiring process is such a mess. I got along well with the hiring manager who interviewed me, and I think I would have enjoyed working for him, but just about everything else in the interview process suggested huge problems with the organizational culture at AIR.
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions. Everything was pretty basic - asked about my dissertation research, background and training in quantitative research, experience with statistical analysis programs, etc. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in September 2012.
Interview Details – I submitted an application online. Within a month, I got a screening call or pre-interview from an HR assistant, asking basic questions like my interest in this position. I had a phone interview shortly after with a senior research associate. A few weeks later, I had an in person interview with 2 other research associates. Everyone I spoke to was courteous and informative. They asked about my research experience in detail, my future goals, and what I wanted from this position. I tried to answer questions as fully as possible and convey my enthusiasm for working there. I called 2 weeks later to check on my status and was told they would call if they were moving forward. I never got the call.
Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was able, through networking, to meet someone who worked within the organization. After an initial telephone conversation my resume was forwarded to HR who then set up a formal interview. Due to timing and internal evaluations, it was five months before an opening was available for me.
Interview Question – Detail the ways in which you showed competency in qualitiative and quantitative analysis. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Institutes for Research in October 2011.
Interview Details – The interview and hiring process were well handled by the HR department. They moved things along at a fair pace and communicated well with the executive recruiter who set up the interview. They did everything they said they were going to do. They were generous with the flight cost and hotel cost reimbursement. They repaid the expenses very quickly too. They did a good job explaining the role to the recruiter. They answered every question that I asked and didn't dodge any issues. They painted an accurate picture of the work and the environment. When I asked to spend some time with some of my future colleagues, they didn't freak out and the people I met with were gracious through the process.
Interview Question – None, they were all pretty standard View Answer
Negotiation Details – They were as flexible as I would expect. They gave me adequate time to consider the offer and then agreed to extend my notice period for my former employer from the tradition 2 weeks to 4 weeks (so I could offer better transition assistance).
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