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Northeastern University Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process were very quick and speedy. I was referred to the position by an employee, making the process swifter for me.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any difficult questions asked of me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation at all. I thought I deserved a better salary, and HR's calculations agreed with my findings, but the department would not budge.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Northeastern University.

    Interview Details

    I searched online for professors at the MIE department in college of engineering and found the ones with research programs close to my interest and experience and knock on their door for 1-1 interviews.
    After a resume check and discussion about the research funding available for a PhD degree, I read a couple of papers and presented them either to the PI or the research team under supervision of the same PI.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions but high quality energy and studying is required...   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, fixed income.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northeastern University in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was held by Tatayana. I had a wonderful interview experience. I was asked to solve a sum on Molarity which was not very straight forward. I had to think for a while and apply the necessary basics I studied in my under graduation. At the end I cracked the sum and was appreciated for the same. Also we had a general talk about my experience in the field of pharmacy.

    Interview Questions
    • The sum had a few tricky parts and I was caught up in that for a while but later was able to deduce the answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northeastern University.

    Interview Details

    manager do the initial phone interview, and the controller and hiring manager do the second round on-site interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a higher offer and they accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northeastern University.

    Interview Details

    Most of these positions is thorough proper channel, recommendation from mentors are critical. Overall performance of candidate and fit is key for job postings.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part is to manage lab, research and teaching duties.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty much took the offer as is not much room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northeastern University in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted to come in for an interview during which I met with the two employees with whom I would be interacting most often. They had very different interviewing styles -one gentleman asked a lot of hypothetical questions, the other asked more about my experience and background. This interview led to a second round interview where I had to present to about 15 of my potential colleagues on the subject matter I would eventually be working in and try to convince them to do business with us. It was daunting to say the least, but through informational interviewing beforehand, luckily I knew a handful of people in the room already. This was followed up with a third round 1:1 interview with the director of the group who was a bit intimidating, but just honestly wanted to get a feel for me as a person and evaluate if I was up to the task since my experience was transferrable, but not in exactly the same field. This interview ended in a preemptive negotiation on potential salary and a verbal agreement on a number and agreement that pending any problems with paperwork, etc. I was hired. A follow-up call confirmed the offer and I requested and was provided with a written offer letter before giving my notice elsewhere.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was something like - how do you think you will be able to contribute to this team/make a difference in the role.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had been overpaid in my previous position with less responsibility, so I was hoping that this role would include another raise, but I wasn't certain that would be the case. On a hypothetical scale of 20k, I asked for 20, since I had been making 10 and the manager offered 11, saying she only had 13 in her budget. I countered with the request that we meet in the middle at 12 and I would earn a raise after the first year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    DSP Lab Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Northeastern University in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    basic question about signal processing , image processing and C programming , and question about probabilities as well. Also talked about the project I'm going to deal with.... just a in-person talk, then give me few days to think about if I want to do the project, then get started

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Computer Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northeastern University.

    Interview Details

    Send a email with resume to the supervisor, then get an interview next day
    basic question about your resume, ask you for suggestion for improvement of the DMC

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Enrollment Contact Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dedham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dedham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northeastern University.

    Interview Details

    Two separate phone screens and then a group interview with a few staff members and members of management in person (one manager conference-called in to it).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    We talked around salary and after the interview I received a call from a senior member of the management team offering me a salary. I expressed concern that it was lower than what I was looking for but was going to accept with the idea of trying to take advantage of bonus structures and so on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northeastern University in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called for an initial phone interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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