Carnegie Mellon University Interview Questions in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very standard for a technician position: I was asked for my background in research, my career goals, and my research interests. I was then given an overview of the lab's current research directions, during which I was expected to ask questions to fill in my gaps in understanding. Overall, a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals after the completion of your project here?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    We were invited to submit our resumes to the graduate program advisor.Then resumes were shortlisted and I was selected for interview.The interview was more about cloud computing and the various databases I was familiar with.I was asked about the NoSQL Database Hbase.The interview was after a month from the resume short listing process.

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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Submission of CV, followed by online interview, followed by in-person multiple interviews by stakeholders in a few different departments. In-person interviews were scheduled over two days @ CMU and were followed by a required presentation to faculty and students. It was one of the most grueling two days I've had, though it was also quite enjoyable. CMU has a talented faculty and forward-thinking curricula.

    Interview Questions

    • Many questions from how I saw the discipline's evolution through how we might interface with various communities of practice.   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, then followed with phone interview. They asked reference letters and then do on-site interview. The on-site interview includes a seminar in research group, individual meeting with professors and lab tour.

    Interview Questions

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    Desk Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring manager calls you into his office or does a phone call. 10 minutes tops. They are more willing to hire people if you apply during the summer so that you can start working for orientation week when all the new freshman come to Carnegie Mellon Campus. They want to make sure you have a friendly demeanor and a responsible person. It is also a customer service and secretary position because sometimes visitors or parents will ask you questions about the university and you have to keep each dorm building's supplies in check and make sure everything is in order.

    Interview Questions

    • How many dorms are there on campus?   1 Answer
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    Desk Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    It's very easy. They just make sure you will do the job, and you aren't a delinquent I guess. It's more of a small chat than an actual interview. I would still say dress well, because over the summer it isn't competitive, but during the year everyone wants this job since it's the easiest, and it pays just as much as other jobs

    Interview Questions

    • If you find a desk attendant has been arriving tardy to his/her shifts, how would you react?   1 Answer
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    School of Computer Science - Employment Process Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process is very lengthy; I met with 6 people on two different days after having a phone interview. I met with 2 people for an hour and then two other people for an hour. Was called back and met with 2 other people for an additional 2 + hours. Everyone was extremely professional, but the one interviewer typed on the computer the entire interview (typing the answers to my interview questions) which distracted me and I don’t know why, but I could not maintain focus as I am used to face to face conversations during a job interview. Although I appreciate the idea of saving paper, the interviewers face was in the computer the whole time and I thought that defeated the purpose of having a face to face. Not meant to be perceived as negative, but for me, I just didn't care for it as I prefer engagement. Overall, it was a pleasant place to interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions; nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    Resume and standard interview

    Interview Questions

    • What interests you about research?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiate office hours (minimum 10 per week)

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    very ifficult

    Interview Questions

    • its testing, roe play, keyboarding, 87% of candidates in Phia fail. Pittsburgh has 32% pass   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    you were so happy to be hired you took what they gave you

  11.  

    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    It was a 2 tier interview process. The 1st interview included the immediate team. The 2nd included the directors and AVP of the organization. The questions were mostly "fit" type and behavioral, along with just learning what the day to day was like.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Always negotiate!

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