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Duke University Interview Questions & Reviews in North Carolina

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Durham, NC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Duke University in January 2013.

Interview Details – You must talk to many, many people. The higher your expected position the more people you talk to. Expect to come in for multiple interviews (3 or more). Process is very slow.

Interview Question – Just standard interview questions. Nothing designed to trick you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-existent. Take it or leave it.


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Staff Assistant Interview

Staff Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Duke University.

Interview Details – I was emailed the day after I submitted my resume/letter to HR. The interview was set-up on a Monday (I submitted my application on the Thursday before). It was unclear via email how many people would be interviewing me. (FYI--I have interviewed at other Duke University departments before) The way this interview was done was different from previous Duke interviews: I was in a room at the head of the table with four people sitting in front of me. The four people did not really describe their roles and it was unclear (at first) who was the most senior. Their questions were clearly for someone with little experience as it was an entry-level position but, I have a lot of experience so responding to their questions was a bit more challenging. I was not ready for such basic questions as "Are you punctual?" So, be ready for some basic questions if you are applying for a support staff/entry level position. They asked for my references which I submitted the next day via email. They said they were traveling for two weeks but would be in touch in the coming weeks. When I followed up three-weeks post-interview I was told "things take time here at Duke, please be patient." Two days later I got an email saying I was no longer under-consideration for the position. In general I think Duke tends to ask the typical questions you find online for interviews.

Interview Question – Are you punctual? (seems simple but for someone with a lot of experience it was somewhat challenging/insulting to answer--I felt like they had not looked at my resume and I felt like considering our limited time, there are better questions to ask….)   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Durham, NC

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duke University in April 2012.

Interview Details – The process began with a phone screen, then an in person interview with the hiring manager, the team that the particular role would be a part of, and the person who was facilitating the search. Overall, the process was good, and I never questioned where I stood in the process. They were clear about informing me what would happen next as well as the time frame that it would happen in.

Interview Question – There was no extremely difficult question or one that I didn't expect.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duke University in January 2014.

Interview Details – Talked to a professor and asked for TA, since I got a great grade in his class, he recommended me to another professor to be the TA. The hiring process took a month and a half, which is ridiculous. But after that I can fill in online timecard which is very convenient.

Interview Question – No questions at all. Perform well in class.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Duke Service Learning Assistant Interview

Duke Service Learning Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Duke University in August 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process for the SLA (service learning assistant) position was very quick and painless. The supervisor was very well-organized.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered a salary slightly higher than the base wage rate due to my past experience working with undergraduate students.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Student Worker Interview

Student Worker
Durham, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duke University.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, one phone and one onsite

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Staff Assistant Interview

Staff Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duke University in January 2013.

Interview Details – Sent in resume and had 1 onsite interview

Interview Question – Just asked why I wanted the job, my flexibility, possibly some behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation, student salary


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate
Durham, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Duke University in April 2011.

Interview Details – During my PhD training I visited Duke for 8 months through a collaboration. I was offered to come back as a postdoc before I even got my PhD. I did not have a regular interview.

Interview Question – I did not interview as such, but I have been part of many postdoc interviews. The most asked technical questions in our department are always: "what can it be used for and how can it be commercialized". Even for very basic science, this question comes up and you better have an answer. Tip. Ask for your PhD supervisors grant proposals - your answer will usually be there.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I got my own funding, so we only negociated about fringe benefits, which my department ended up giving me.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Web Developer Interview

Web Developer
Durham, NC

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Duke University in April 2012.

Interview Details – The interview is a pretty straight forward process. If coming from the outside the interviews are usually 1/2 day. Duke is big and individual departments have some discretion so a lot depends on where you are interviewing specifically. The hiring process is nothing out of the ordinary - they make an offer and you go from there.

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate. Shoot high, as you will likely not get a substantial increase for a while, if ever if you stay in the position.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Durham, NC

I applied in-person - interviewed at Duke University in April 2012.

Interview Details – Email, onsite job talk

Interview Question – Not really applicable   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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