Art Institute of Chicago Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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    Web/Catalog Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    A brief overview of the position and benefits with the HR manager, then an extensive explanation of role and responsibilities with immediate supervisor. Supervisor did not ask many questions, just explained the role in depth and discussed the details of my resume/related experience.

    Interview Questions

    • This job involves a lot of multi-tasking. Describe a time when a complex project fell apart and you had to pull it back together.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    While it took a few weeks to hear back from my initial application, the process was relatively smooth and easy. The department I interviewed for seemed to be more interested in who I was as a person rather than my resume to a certain extent. Also, the interview was very informal but maybe that was because I was interviewing for an intern position.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my academic background and current interests/activities in art. They also seemed very concerned about what I intended to do after the internship in that there would be an end date and that I would find my time there beneficial to me in the long run.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago in June 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through the school's employment and career page. Received a request for a phone interview in about 3 weeks. Phone interview was as expected and closely related to the role. No surprises in the interview questions. Regretfully, it was a lack of prep work on my end that resulted in not receiving an offer from SAIC.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about some of the organizational systems that you employ in your current role?   Answer Question
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    Help Desk Level I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Manager asked one question. "If someone called in and said that they couldn't log onto the network and told me the computer networking cord was plugged into the back of the printer what do you tell them to do"? My interview lasted all but 10 mins. Not diverse at all.

    Interview Questions

    • I was only asked the one question above, which I gave the correct answer.   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago.

    Interview

    Process was easy to follow online and with interviewer. Then, HR went unresponsive.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing. More about my previous experience on my resume.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I was asked to send them a cover letter, a resume and a written sample. I was interviewed by the head of the department who was a very personal lady. Mostly she just explained about what the role would consist of. She asked me how I would develop models to survey the perception of the art institute

    Interview Questions

    • How would you survey the perception of the school of the art institute?   Answer Question
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    I saw their job vacancies online, and follow the process on the posts to send resume and cover letter to the contact person. I received their reply within a week. I set up an interview with them, and they just asked me several general questions about my student life at SAIC.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do be want to work at the International Affairs?   1 Answer
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    Help Desk Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in September 2010.

    Interview

    First there was an initial phone screen, that went well, then I went in and interviewed with what was to be my manager and his manager. They were extremely pleasant. The whole interview process was orderly, timely and professional. In a relatively short period I was contacted by phone with a job offer. It was awesome.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I was leaving current job after only six months employment.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a phone offer and I wanted to accept the position. Interestingly, I had interviewed months before and was told a salary the same I was making and declined. This time I was offered a bit more (without my prompting) and just accepted it.

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    Retail Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was taken into a relatively empty room and was left there for a considerable time during which I felt I was being watched. Perhaps that was unfair on my part but I was left there longer than is usual for an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I would be uncomfortable firing perfectly good employees who had been employed for the duration of their temporary timeframe.   Answer Question
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    Rover Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) in August 2009.

    Interview

    I applied to the Rover Program (an internal temp agency) in the summer of 2009 and never heard back. I applied again the next month with the backing of a current employee and was accepted into the program. At first a few e-mails were traded back and forth. Then, I had an interview in person. This seemed more of a formality- although the interviewer seemed to take it seriously- as they needed more people to cover a certain department. The Art Institute is an inbred place. A VERY large portion of the people there get their jobs because they know someone who works at or is affiliated with the School or Museum.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to negotiate and there really is no room for any negotiation.

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