Brown University Interview Questions & Reviews in Providence, RI
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Intern Interview (Positive Experience)
I interviewed at Brown University in August 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through my school and was accepted for an internship. They asked me a few questions about my background and studies. My future career factored into working here, as I am looking to work in the Archival / Cultural Institution industry. There was a short trial period to establish if I was qualified for the position.
Interview Question – What qualities do you have that would make you desirable for the position? Answer Question
Administrative Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brown University in June 2012.
Interview Details – I applied on line and in less than 48 hours I had received a phone call from a very friendly individual. She explained the position to me and told me that the salary, due the position being a granted position, was less than I was currently making. Being that I was relocating to the area, I agreed to proceed with the process. We scheduled an interview for a Friday and agreed to do it over skype since I was still several states away. She told me that they wanted to fill the position very quickly. Friday arrived but Skype didn't work, so she and another woman called and we conducted the interview over the phone. It went well and I received positive feedback. I was the first of several interviews. They said they'd let me know in a week if I made it to the second round. Over a week passed, so I contacted them to see if a decision had been made. I had made it to the second round and needed to schedule an immediate skype interview with the professor running the grant. We had the skype interview which seemed rushed, after calling me 10 minutes late. He acted like he had much better things to do and did most of the talking. I didn't get a good feeling from him. They told me they'd make their final decision within the week. Again, over a week later, I contacted them and they told me they went with another individual who had more "higher education experience"
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Design Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Brown University in December 2011.
Interview Details – We scheduled a face to face interview after a successful phone interview - but the interviewers didn't show up! Even worse, nobody would return my calls or emails looking for a reason, or a reschedule. Unbelievable! The phone interview went long, and was very pleasant. I spoke with two team members who were very nice, professional and eager to find the right fit for their team. We scheduled the live interview enthusiastically for the following week - to this day I have no idea what happened.
Interview Question – What is your ideal workspace? Answer Question
Undergraduate Teachign and Research Award Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Brown University in June 2010.
Interview Details – Application --- online then submit to reviewing comittee
Interview Question – Why do you deserve an UTRA? View Answer
Information Systems Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Brown University in January 2011.
Interview Details – This was the longest interview process I had ever experienced. I received a phone call a month after I had applied on-line. The 1st interview was a 30 min screening with HR and CIS. The questions were regarding my experience and background. After 3 weeks, a 2nd interview was on-site from 9-2 meeting with 3 groups of 2 managers at each interview, an hour break, and 1 hr lunch with some of the interviewers. Again, it was more experience questions- not hard. The 3rd interview came about 3 weeks later. I met 2 upper management at the same time. This one was less than an hour- this one was more situational. Mixed questions- experience and what if type of questions. About 3-4 weeks later came in to meet hiring manager again (very casual- she was telling me the great things at Brown) as well as a new panel of 3. Their questions were more situational. Unfortunately, after 4 interviews meeting 11 people, I didn't get the job (runner up). Everyone was very nice and it seems like a great place to work. My advice - keep positive, be patient with their process, and keep looking in between their interviews.
Interview Question – If hired, what would you do your 1st week here? Answer Question