I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Interview Details – Filled in a general job application form and then met with someone from HR. Was then referred to the lab manager for an interview. After the interview, was sent information to do an online reference check.
Interview Question – What do you know about Immunology? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in August 2012.
Interview Details –
Interview with Manager, then HR. Next level, potential colleagues and Director.
Interviewers were all courteous, professional, well-spoken, sharp, and prompt with start/end times. Interviews were set up perfectly, with names, dates, times, locations, contacts, guest passes, and backup contacts if I wasn't able to find the location. Even email reminders were sent the day before to reconfirm the interview. This created a great first impression. Around the MSKCC offices, the people were at ease, friendly, and really enjoying their workday. I didn't observe any unprofessional behavior or get negative "vibes" (youtube surfing, glum stares from cubicles, corner gossiping, loud laughing, etc)
Questions were focused -- diving immediately into the projects shared from portfolio. Some general questions were, "Why Sloan-Kettering?", "Tell me about your average workday.", "How would you learn a new database on your own?", "Share some challenges you've had working with vendors." Interviews with the potential coworkers felt like we clicked right away.
The most direct interview was with the Director. She methodically went through each item on my resume and had me speak to each bullet point -- some in more depth if she had interest in the topic. She was also quick to politely challenge/debate decisions made on these projects by my current employer which was interesting. Perhaps this was to gauge how fast an applicant could respond with an intelligent and logical reason for the choices made.
Overall, I really enjoyed all my interviews at MSKCC, which felt like brainstorming sessions -- they weren't the typical formal and stuffy interviews. I'd love an opportunity to work at MSKCC.
Interview Question – Why did you decide to do that at [current company]? That solution is going to cause staff fatigue. Who thought that was a good idea, because it's really not. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Interview Details – Very basic. I was overqualified so maybe that was why. Everyone seemed normal. I was kept waiting for about 20 minutes, which I learned happened to every single person scheduled to meet with the Manager (if not 20 min then up to 1 hour. very disrespectful).
Interview Question – Why MSK? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable. Offer came in from city HR.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2012.
Interview Details – Must use on-line application process, be sure to include cover page and CV in addition to answering the on-line application questions. First interview was via phone by an HR representative, the second interview was with a panal of staff members from each departmental area, there were 7 people in total for individual meetings and then a group interview with 4 other employees from outside the department. Second and final follow up interview lead to the offer. People were professional and intelligent and curteous but questions were specific to the job at hand so knowing your area of expertise is important.
Interview Question – Provide specific examples of times when something went wrong or not as planned and how you handled it at the time, the outcome and what you would have done differently. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2012.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume via school, the HR contacts me to schedule the first interview, and do the online application. Get a second phone interview right after talking to HR, and talk with two team members over the phone for about 30min. Invited to onsite interview next day, meeting with HR first, and sitting with all the group member and supervisor for a group interview. After the onsite interview, it took about 4 week to hear back from them, with no offer. Really sad as I am looking forward to this one.
Interview Question – tell me an analytic project you do Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in June 2012.
Interview Details – The process was relatively pain-free. We started by establishing expectations (like all we'll be working on and the type of credit/satisfaction we'll receive). We discussed work ethics and team compatibility and arrived to a offer a few hours after the interview. It took a while to go through HR but nonetheless a painless process.
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is difficult with a NPO. However, the work hours are flexible - as long as you get the work done.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in May 2012.
Interview Details – Asked questions about resume and qualifications as well as past experience. Had to explain why I am interested in the position and why I think I would be a good candidate for the job. Asked about familiarity with the field and with the software programming that I would be using in the job. Explained a lot about what is expected of the position and how it is different from other roles. Interviewer told what the mission of the office is and what the research goal is as well as provided some background on why the research is being done.
Interview Question – What is the best statistical analysis software to use ? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in May 2012.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with the HR and she asked pretty easy questions like: What do you want to do after 5 years? Why have you applied to MSKCC? After that I had a video interview with her as well and she explained me about the working hours and the salary.(which was low as per my expectations) Later, I had an interview with the PI of the lab which was not even close to a typical interview. He explained me what kind of work I will be doing and what research they carry out. He just asked me only one or two questions regarding my future goals and if I would like to go ahead with the job. He made me meet his lab members who were all very warm and friendly. I felt I had almost got the job but in vain! They got someone more experienced than me, that is what the HR said. But later she said she will get back to me for any more job openings in any labs.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in May 2012.
Interview Details – Just asked one or two really basic questions. Was with a recruiter and only took a few minutes. Just be prepared.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in April 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by HR via phone where I was asked a few questions. The HR Rep was very pleasant and helpful in scheduling the interviews for the RSA position. I then had the first and second round of interviews within a week, one meeting with the managers and the other meeting with the potential coworkers and the coordinator. The interviews consisted of the normal questions, i.e. "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" and "How would your current boss describe you?" Unfortunately, I was not offered the position but the HR rep was willing to set me up with interviews for other vacant positions. Overall, I had a positive experience interviewing at MSKCC.
Interview Question – What words would your friends use to describe you? Answer Question
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