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New York City Department of Education Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Updated Jul 7, 2014
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called to interview with the Program director and his higher up. They were pleasant and professional. The interview consisted of 8 questions about my past work experience, accomplishments and expectations of the future.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your proudest achievement in your professional career, so far?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at New York City Department of Education.

    Interview Details

    At the time that I applied to become a NYC teacher, an organization called the Board of Examiners administered the testing process. There was a multiple-choice test of subject area content and pedagogical practices. There was a writing sample test. There was an oral interview test dealing with subject area content and pedagogy. You were given the oral interview questions on the day of the test, somewhat in advance, and were allowed time to outline a response.

    Interview Questions
    • You are a high school teacher. You come into your classroom and find that the teacher who was there before you leaves it messy on a daily basis. There are mounds of paper and candy and gum wrappers on the floor. What would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    We work under the United Federation of Teachers contract. There are no individual negotiations during the hiring process. Once you're there, you can request certain things on a "preference sheet" -- courses taught next term, room assignment next term, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Math Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very classic and boring interview. Head ask you very expected questions : strength and qualities, area of improvement, detail your experiences, etc...

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negociation possible
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The initial call was for an interview. I prepared the resume, printed an extra copy and brought it with me. They asked me questions on various computer systems. I answered each question in succession. They were most concerned with the dedication of my time to the position. I felt that this wasn't an issue as I have the best work ethic humanly possible.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you able to conduct presentations?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cartographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Traditional hiring process. The job was posted on a website relating to my field, I applied and 3 months later was called in. It was one interview with the heads of a few teams in the department.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you get from point A to point B. Which roads would you use? and Describe a relational database.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an assistant to set up a phone interview. The two interviewers called right on time, and it only lasted about 10 minutes. It sounded like they were doing a bunch of phone screens in rapid succession. They got back to me within 24 hours about coming for an on-site interview. The interview was at the Tweed Courthouse location. It was a good interview. There weren't many skills-related questions; most focused on how I would react in certain situations. They were candid when I asked about the downsides of the job. They were very friendly. There was no office or room to meet in, so the interview was conduct in the middle of a large, open room filled with people. I also completed a computer task, which was fairly intense given that I only have one hour to finish it. Afterwards I presented the results of my task and discussed how I completed it with one of the interviewers and the director of the group. I was told I would hear something within a week but I never heard from them again. In total I was at the interview site for about 2.5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you have been stressed at work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter for an in-person interview. I met with the Director and another staff member to discuss my experience and background. After the interview, i was asked to complete an exercise. The last stage was a group interview with current members of the department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer took a couple of months. Little room to negotiate on salary since DOE jobs follow a pay scale based on degrees and years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Talent Acquisition Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, invited for an interview after a week. Two interviewers, they asked basic question about my former working experiences. It lasted less than half an hour.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    User Experience Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through email to setup a phone interview. One week later came an on-site 1:1 interview with the manager. During that time, I was asked to re-design a site and then we would discuss it. The following week was a panel interview with 1 team member as well as other coworkers (unhappy people). The end of the week were 2 more phone interviews, 1 with the manager, 1 with her boss. Two days later, I received an email stating they've chosen someone else for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your process of design.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at New York City Department of Education in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online application and got a response about one month later asking for a phone interview. That interview lasted for about half an hour, and then another few weeks passed. Then, the DOE invited me for an in-person interview with two people, and then another in-person interview with several more people one week later. I also submitted some writing samples and professional and academic references at that time. Another week or two went by, and then the Department offered the position, and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you manage work requests from outside offices and external parties?   Answer Question
    • How do you lead meetings?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate much. I think there is room for negotiation, although with government pay scales, there probably isn't the latitude that there would be with private companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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