Johns Hopkins University Interview Questions in Maryland

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
34 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by my boss from my previous postdoctoral position in Johns Hopkins University. I was invited to come and talk to my potential employer, and Research Associate from the same lab and present my previous research on the lab meeting. Everything went smoothly and I got an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions - mostly about my research and skills and future plans.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication by email to set up interview. I applied to position 3 weeks before. The interview was relaxed but manager told me she has a bunch of interviews set up. Did not ask me any questions about my previous experience. She did say I was overqualified immediately. I then met with the laboratory manager who told me she had been working for the company for 25 yrs and I will not take her job.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected was Why do you want this job you cant have mine so why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    My professor emailed me about the position, so I applied for the job, came in for a brief interview, and was sent and offer via email.

    Interview Questions
    • Very informal interview, no questions were really difficult. I just had to be honest.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview Details

    The interview spans two days. There will be 5-10 other candidates interviewing with you. You will meet one-on-one with 5-8 professors, mostly of your own choosing (arranged by the department administrator beforehand via email). They will ask about your education, research experience, career goals and other interests. You will have dinner at a professor's home with some of the other candidates. Not only do they want to make sure that you are intelligent and hardworking, but also that you get along with people and carry an interesting conversation. During lunches and a poster session there will be many opportunities to interact with the graduate students who are already in the program. They will also be making note of whether or not you are asking good questions and if you seem like someone they would like to work with. Be sure to ask graduate students about what they like/don't like about the school and/or the professors they work with.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your career plans? What kind of research are you interested in? Why did you get a "C" in that undergrad chemistry class?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    X-ray Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview Details

    I had non specific experience and interview was mostly behavior based. They were willing to train the "right person" for the job and the manager in dept came in day after Xmas to interview me since I was home from North Carolina for the holidays.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a conflict between you and another employee at work and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation I got fair market value and at the time in 2005 excellent education reimbursement benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Development Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a day long interview with 8 different people. Scheduling was relatively easy, but it was a long day of saying the same thing over and over, however some positive and interesting conversations did develop.

    Interview Questions
    • Having 7 very similar interviews with almost ten different people was the real challenge - keeping answers fresh and maintaining interest   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Visitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I did not any interview you need to talk to professor just that it depends how well u were during your education. If you have publication you are good to go. Most professors prefer publication.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Budget Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    HR interview consisted of a phone interview with basic interview questions and an in person interview. Once finished with HR, met with a Senior Research Analyst, department HR, and the Division Administrator. All parties involved were kind, pleasant. Entire interview process was pretty easy and relatively stress free.
    - Most difficult part is finding parking, since Johns Hopkins University is located in Baltimore City.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were basic such as:
      Greatest strength, greatest weakness, name one time you encountered a difficult situation and how did you handle it, and why did you choose our company?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Could not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was just with the HR representative and included 4 computer tests, proofreading, MS Word, MS Excel, and writing. Interview questions were fairly typical for an HR interview. Was asked to come back for a second interview at the end of this one.
    Second interview was a week later with the Director and an employee who previously held the same position. Was a pretty casual interview. No real grilling or formal questions. More interested in my experience and how it applied to the position. Got a follow up phone call from HR a day or two later for a third interview.
    Third interview was a week after the second and was a group interview that involed the rest of the department, 6 employees. About 3 of the employees had a fair number of questions, others were more quiet. Some felt more formal, others more relaxed.
    Through the entire process, HR was good about sending confirmation emails including the names and titles of all the interview participants.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was too unexpected. The HR questions were more the formal interview type. The rest were more relaxed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. The HR rep asked me about salary in the beginning and they actually offered me more than I initially requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Resident Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Persoanl interview for 2 rounds

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    One round offering
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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