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Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
29 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff Scientist Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    it was a long and tedious interview

    Interview Questions
    • what's the best part of your current job   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    Typically you'll go through one or two days of interviews. You will probably have to give a presentation about your current research. The hiring process may take a little while if they are interviewing more than one candidate.

    Negotiation Details
    Since salaries and benefits are set by NIH guidelines there is not much room, if any, to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the posting via USA Jobs. The questions on the application are fairly standard and designed to eliminate candidates that do not meet certification requirements. Approximately 2 weeks after the posting closing date, I was called for a scheduled interview. The interview was on site (NIAID) and consisted of two individuals asking me questions during the one interview. The experience was different for me because they had a formulated set list of questions which they followed. Literally, I could see them read the question from a paper, they would ask the question, and then they would write my response. My overall impression was that my answers/conduct in the interview were good, but that the interviewers seemed to be going through the motions from the start. I was not offered the position and I found out that they selected a candidate that was internal. To be honest it felt like I was a victim of formality and the job was never really up for grabs.

    Interview Questions
    • If you won $100 million, what would you do with the money?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Fellow Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at NIH in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    One on One interview, asked all science related questions, all about my past research and what I would be willing to do and capbale of doing.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NIH in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, set of problems, 1:1 interview. The phone interview had questions about basic knowledge and 1:1 had more analytical as well as design problem. the set of coding problems were in javascript,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not bad
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at NIH in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Application online submitted in Winter. Phone interview in Spring.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions -- basic questions about your background and abilities.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Post-baccalaureate IRTA Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews-1 over the phone, 2nd in person. They really tried to match me based on my goals and interests and if they felt they could provide a learning experience for me

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing tricky really. Perhaps why I never published in undergraduate studies when given the chance?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Fellow Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    I was already a contractor and I got switched to an full time employee.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    I got a foot in the door through a staffing agency. I surely was a great place to have visited. Directors were nice highly educated but yet very humble and seemed easy to work with

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

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

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at NIH in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Invitation to the laboratory to recieve a tour, meet the current lab, and give a 40 minute seminar on current research.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. The salary is "as is."
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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