HDL
2.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.hdlabinc.com Richmond, VA 150 to 499 Employees

HDL Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 8, 2014
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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Richmond, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HDL in June 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process took place over a few days. It seemed a little disorganized - a majority of the interview seemed to be improvised, suggesting that they hadn't interviewed many other people. Once I met with the hiring manager, I was brought around to meet with the other members of the department. All of them asked me questions about my experience with certain technology (in particular, SQL Server and relational databases).

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Lab Technologist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Richmond, VA

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

Interview Details – Initial phone screen, followed by interview on site a few days later. Technical questions followed by standard behavioral cases. My interviewers were really friendly and eager to talk about current projects going on in the lab.

Interview Question – Walk us through the steps of PCR   Answer Question

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Lab Technician Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Richmond, VA

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

Interview Details – The interview questions were only about personality and how I would handle stress and change. There were no technical questions.

Interview Question – When was the last time you were criticized and how did you respond.   Answer Question

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Mass Spec Lab Tech/Chemist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Richmond, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HDL in October 2011.

Interview Details – They called me in for an interview about 2 days after I applied online. The interview was panel style with 4 different managers. They basically asked me about my experience with GC/MS and laboratory work; and also about my flexibility with work schedules. They asked alot of questions about how I handled various situations at my previous jobs; for example, they asked how I went about solving problems that arose while I was working alone. They also placed alot of emphasis on asking me how well I knew the "personality" of their company, such as the unique way in which they interact with their clients' and provide for their needs in multiple ways. All of it took about 15 minutes, and then I was taken on a tour of the lab and introduced to various employees in a very.. "dynamic" way, lol. Quite fun in my opinion.

Interview Question – They asked me to explain everything about mass spectrometry.   Answer Question

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