1 Candidate Interview Review Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (2)  

Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview


The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA) in May 2010.


I responded to an internal university posting for a graduate research assistantship at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement asked for a resume, cover letter, and a list of references. Two weeks after the closing date of the announcement, I was contacted by phone to schedule an interview. The HR representative disclosed that it would be a panel of three interviewers, and that the interview should take approximately one hour. I wore a suit and brought copies of my resume, along with a pad of paper and a writing utensil. The questions were scripted, with some room for follow-up questions, as necessary. As anticipated, the interview took about one hour. I was contacted one week later, being informed that I did not receive the position.

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five years?   Answer Question

Work at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation? Share Your Experiences

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Click to Rate

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.