McGill University Interview Questions

Updated Aug 8, 2015
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    you have to submit your application online and talk to your department secretary. Write down your preferences for types of courses and most of the time, they will accommodate with your preferences.

    Interview Questions

    • there wasn't a formal interview as each registered graduate student is expected to take a position like this. If they think your previous working experience is ok enough, you will get the offer.   Answer Question
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    Boursier Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Paris (France)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Tout le processus d'entretien a duré environ deux mois, mais parfaitement organisé lorsque je vois où je suis rendu(e).

    The whole interview process took about 2 month but was perfectly arranged when i consider how far i am.

    Interview Questions

    • Qu'allez-vous apporter à cette équipe de recherche ?   What are you bringing to this research team?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The first step was a brief telephone interview. Then, there were two proficiency exams. One was to test Microsoft Office skills, the other to test basic reasoning and math. Both were average tests, like the ones found online. The last step was a panel interview with two managers. The questions were standard behavioural questions.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    I applied online - interviewed at McGill University in September 2011. I knocked all the professors in my field of interest. My current supervisor asked me to apply to the university program and then after getting my offer letter my current supervisor enrolled me as his graduate research assistant. - Interview lasted for about 20 minutes - Went through resume, discussed relevant experience, and answered fairly standard questions

    Interview Questions

    • I applied online - interviewed at McGill University in January 2011.   Answer Question
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    Animal Health Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    -kind of sketchy process (no real interview, just checked 1 reference)

    Negotiation

    No negotiation because was told position was unionized.

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    Accounts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    It was rather simply. I was referred by an employee who asked me to come in for a sit down with her boss. It was really very general and informal. Nothing in particular to prepare for. Then I spoke to the person I would be working with on the same day in a separate office. Was a breeze just conversational. The people in general were very nice but the job was actually underwhelming given I had higher expectations.

    Negotiation

    There was none. First job out of university in a shrinking financial market.

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    Site Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    Through referral and previous web management experience; Know Drupal (CMS used by McGill) and you'll be useful to A LOT of professors/departments who need their sites updated

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing particular; If you have previous experience working with Drupal (CMS) or have built websites before, show your work and you'll be competitive (there are a lot of opportunities to manage sites at this institution)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Cited previous hourly wage ($15/hour) and employer agreed

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    Did not require an interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Salary was fixed.

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    Correspondence Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University.

    Interview

    -Contacted for an interview within a few weeks of applying through McGill work study -Interviewed by two interviewers - both were very kind and helped me feel comfortable throughout the entire process - Interview lasted for about 20 minutes - Went through resume, discussed relevant experience, and answered fairly standard behavioural questions - Job offered on the same day of the interview

    Interview Questions

    • What are the procedures you take to ensure accuracy in your work? How do you handle mistakes?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted the application online, then met with HR for a brief interview with the project head. The interview lasted about an hour and consisted only of basic questions. I was required to start basic training for the job before the official hire date, and then was subsequently not paid for that time.

    Interview Questions

    • What professional experience do you bring to this position?   Answer Question

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