I applied online and interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Interview Details – I applied to a different position and my application was forwarded to another person who had a postdoc position open. He spoke with a former coworker of mine whom he knew, and then contacted me.
Interview Question – None really Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was not able to negotiate much. Postdoc salaries and benefits are pretty fixed.
I applied online - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in July 2013.
Interview Details – I responded to an online ad on jobs.phds.org for a postdoctoral position. I explained my research background and interest in the project presented. The researcher in question liked my CV, and then requested my recommendations. After receiving those, I was invited for an on site interview. The interview process consisted of a formal presentation (similar to a dissertation public defense), followed by a short Q&A. I was then given 1:1 interviews with several other PIs in the group, the department chair, and then a few other postdocs in the lab. I was given an offer letter a few days later, and accepted a few days after that. Full time employment began several months later after paperwork and a background check.
Interview Question – The department chair asked me what I wanted to do with my career. This is the question you have to answer honestly to get the most out of the interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I was given an offer letter.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in April 2010.
Interview Details – Easily Done through High School, and hired without company interview
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2012.
Interview Details – Very relaxed Interview environment. For the most part, we just reviewed what was already on my resume and discussed job requirements. Both interviewers were pleasant and responsive in answering all my questions.
Interview Question – What do you think is your greatest weakness. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Set salary.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in May 2013.
Interview Details – It was quick and fluid. You meet with members of a few different departments. Not much difficulty question wise.
Interview Question – There was none. Just be yourself and talk about interests that pertain to techonology. Answer Question
Interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital
Interview Details – Very easy. They call you if they are interested in your resume. You do a telephone interview or two, they bring you in for a formal in-person interview, and then they call and let you know if they decide to hire you. Salary is almost always nonnegotiable. They are very tough about that here. Don't waste your time trying to prove otherwise. You are essentially being given the "gift" of working at MGH and having it on your resume. That's it.
Interview Question – What was your biggest failure and why? View Answer
Negotiation Details – non-negotiable. You have been warned,
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in September 2013.
Interview Details – Was contacted directly by PI. Asked to submit references and invited in for a lunch interview the following week. Lasted about two hours. Fairly straightforward questions about my qualifications.
Interview Question – What are your goals in life? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Interview Details – Interviewed with 5 faculty members. Most were very kind and proud of their program. They answered questions honestly and provided access to other residents so we could get honest answers about what resident life at MGH is like. Some interviewers were socially awkward, however.
Interview Question – If you could be any musician, who would you be? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed for position via skype while still in undergraduate. Tough interview but very straightforward, no surprises
Interview Question – What are your thoughts and feelings on medicating people? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Massachusetts General Hospital in October 2012.
Interview Details – I was an internal candidate recommended by the person who was vacating this position, whom I had also worked with on a number of projects in the past and who was familiar with my abilities and skill set. The panel of people who I met with were relatively new to the department and had never had the opportunity to work with me before. The interview was panel-style and each of the members of the panel had a 2-page list of very specific (almost TOO specific) and multifaceted questions that I found very difficult to answer on-the-fly without giving them some amount of time and/or consideration to answer.
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