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Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    They don't contact you unless they're interested, and even then sometimes the hiring process can be dragged out over several months. Super standard interviews. Nothing outside of the box. HR is still very old-school when it comes to interviews (for the most part; some departments are more creative). Make sure to do some research into whatever department you're applying into as there are generally a question or two that you'd score better on if you had that additional knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Make sure you negotiate your salary from the start, because it is really difficult to get much more after the fact (unless you change positions)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was none. First job out of university in a shrinking financial market.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Site Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Cited previous hourly wage ($15/hour) and employer agreed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    Did not require an interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Salary was fixed.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McGill University in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    contact a professor on the phone, and asked me about my background and associated modeling skills, very causal, and brought me to a lunch.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGill University.

    Interview Details

    I e-mailed a professor to ask for a position in her lab, we discussed my transcript and my CV and she said she would take me on as a volunteer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a position and she said okay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Faculty Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGill University in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had been working as a teaching assistant for the course for almost 4 years. One year, the faculty needed sometime to teach the course (serve as a faculty lecturer), so i was shortlisted among the possible candidates, by the senior professors on the department. The professor who originally used to teach the course, invited me to his office and conducted an interview. After a few days, i got an official offer to teach the course, which i accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How much and why am i interested in teaching a course, and why that course in particular.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, the package for a faculty lecturer at McGill is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at McGill University in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Well I knew someone who was doing postdoc. I got asked a couple of questions and got in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Homecoming Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGill University in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Just ask expected questions like walk me through your CV. Really look for students willing to show commitment for at least the end of homecoming season and with basic data computer skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question would be to present your own idea on how to change homecoming around   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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