Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine.
It took an entire morning. It included a tour and an introduction to numerous faculty members. It was a group of three applicants but we interviewed separately with 3-4 different people. I was given adequate information about expectations and allowed plenty of opportunity for questions.
- Why do you think you would be a good fit here? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in June 2015.
I met with the PhD that was doing a lot of the grunt work and got a tour of the lab. Then I had to go and interview with the MD, who mostly explained what the job detailed. Much of it involved me asking him questions than the other way around, and they seemed to want someone who was interested and highly available.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in April 2015.
Overall, a very well organized and long interview process. Two phone/FactTime interviews with the hiring manager, and then on site interview. The on site interview was taking care by the department administration, which indicates the PI has more time for research other than chores. They were looking for a scientist and team player. The whole department people, from faculties to administrators are very nice and helpful.
- Questions about my PhD work, skill sets, personality and career goals. Nothing odd or unexpected. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 6+ months – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine.
The hiring process for a postdoc is pretty different from any other industry since it's really a match up between the PI and the postdoc with the logistics (i.e., hiring) coming later. BCM made everything unnecessarily difficult. I'm not sure if this was because of the PI (very flighty) or the school (it was like they manufactured red tape), but things were really slow and then they'd give me a deadline of something like 24hrs to get back to them. I think the thing that frustrated me the most was that no one would tell me anything! I didn't even have an offer in writing until I demanded it two weeks before my start date. How can the expect a person to start a job without a full description of salary, benefits, etc?! Ridiculous.
- I didn't have a formal interview, just a meet and greet with the PI, so I wasn't asked any particular questions. Answer Question
I was able to negotiate my salary. Don't let anyone tell you that the NIH limit is set in stone. If they want you, they will find you money. Pay for postdocs is pitiful and most PIs know we could make more money elsewhere. It's part of the training process, but we deserve to be compensated.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in January 2015.
Applied online. Got an email from the Hiring manager a few days afterwards and set-up an on-site interview with the team. After a few days got another email to set-up another round with the HR. The same day got another email asking for written references from former employers. Very unusual that references were asked before the offer.
- General background and experience questions. Nothing extra-ordinary. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX).
Came on a one-day visit to interview with hiring manager, his colleagues, and other employees. Went to lunch with would-be co-workers, and dinner with manager. Overall good experience. Gave 1 hour job talk describing my research.
- overall expect challenging questions related to research Answer Question
Was offered what I expected
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine.
I applied online to be a Project Intern in the IT Department, got a response the next day, and interviewed the next week on site. The interview lasted for about half an hour. They asked me very basic behavioral questions, and I think they brought a bank of questions. The interviewers were very kind and despite the standard questions, the interview was quite conversational.
- Honestly, all the questions were fairly standard. Asked about me teamwork experience, how I approach problems, etc. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
apply online, face-to-face interview. I had the impression that they had a pretty good idea about who to hire from the beginning. So as long as you don't behave like an idiot and be honest with your answers they should give you an offer
- What are you going to do afterwards? Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine.
Contact me next day, and asked me several questions. Basic question. and Introduced me several ongoing projects and lab environments and then asked me if i had questions and then asked me why chose baylor
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX).
Was contacted by receptionist from department within days of submitting resume online and was scheduled for interview for the following week. Arrived at interview and waited over 45 minutes for the interviewers to arrive. Interview was brief with few questions. Questions were typical of management interviews, but lacking in depth. Interviewers didn't provide much/clear information regarding the position, even after asking several questions. Was informed that the interview was a 3 part interview and would receive follow up regarding next step. Within 2 days received email that someone else was hired.
- No Difficult or Unexpected Questions. Answer Question
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