Pacific Science Center Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Imax Usher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Group interview with about 10 other applicants (about 5 applying for the Usher position and the other 5 for the Concessions position). Panel included about 5 or so supervisors from the usher, concessions, and laser departments, as well as the the overall theater operation head. They asked a lot of fairly easy situational questions to the group about how you would interact with guests in a given, usually unlikely, context. We would go to a certain side of the room to signal our answer and they would call on a few people from each side to explain their reasoning. At one point we broke into twos or threes and rotated around the room and talked to each supervisor more personally. At the end they asked the ushers to prepare and give a speech, as if you were actually giving one to an audience (they gave you a sheet with some info about a film to prepare). They also told us to pick one person in the group that we would hire and write it down on a piece of paper. Got an email to submit references a little bit after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of fairly easy situational questions about how you would interact with guests in a given, usually unlikely, context.   Answer Question
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    Exhibits Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Employer reached out via email correspondence quickly after submitting application. Scheduled an interview date, brought prepared materials to group interview. Employer checked references and conducted a background check during the week after the interview and got back to me a week after. Total of about a 2 week process.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave different scenarios for the interviewee to describe the next course of action such as, "If a coworker is socializing too much while working to the point that it is interfering with your work, how would you handle that situation?"   1 Answer
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    IMAX Concessions Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    They posted on their own site, which you sign up for, then you post a resume, fill out the online application & then wait. I got a email reply for 1-on-2 interview with the 2 managers. There was suppose to be a group interview but I was not able to attend, hence the private interview. The managers are friendly & knew that this was seasonal & wanted to make sure that everyone knew this. Easy process.

    Interview Questions

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was emailed almost immediately after submitting an application online to schedule a group interview. Lead teachers and assistant teachers were all being interviewed at the same time with around 15 people per group. We were asked many behavior and "what if" or "what would you do" type questions. Then we were given an example of a lesson plan and had to prepare a lesson and give it in front of the group.

    Interview Questions

    • it was very difficult but the most important part is probably having to do a lesson plan in front of the whole group.   Answer Question
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    Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center in October 2013.

    Interview

    Extensive phone screening with HR. In person interview with Executive Director and entire accounting staff plus a couple of peers. There was a strict script the panel interview group used, with each one reading a question in turn. I understand the need to be consistent but it was a very clinical experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a question about if there was missing cash how I would go about reconciling the discrepancy.   Answer Question
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    King Tut Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    You can apply on-line for any position. I was contacted initially by email, followed up by a phone confirmation by the H.R. supervisor. My first contact face to face was with the Human Resource Department Head, who also present at my initial interview. My second interview was with my soon to be direct supervisor. Both people were very engaged in the process, listening and contributing to the conversation. Employee orientation was in a small group and also on a very personal level.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were about how I would solve different kinds of interpersonal problems. Since almost all of the job involves contact with the general public, I was asked how I would respond to various situations involving the public.   1 Answer
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    Guest Services Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted an online application, including optional cover letter. Invited to group interview with 19 others, for 4 openings. Questions included customer service scenarios, questions about policy enforcement and how to deal with difficult customers, and a cash-handling simulation. Recruiters did their best to make the process fun; it was clear they wanted you to interact well with the other candidates as well as do well answering their questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you behave with difficult customers/members?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation--hourly wage set.

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    Guest Services Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Group interview consisting of role-playing and small group discussion. Role-playing included cashiering transactions with fake money following a list of prices. Being able to do math in your head will help. There is also a lot of movement around the room, so dress appropriately. Most of the other people at the interview were very young. You will be asked at the end to write down who of the others in the group you would hire.

    Interview Questions

    • If you woke up feeling sick and were scheduled for an evening shift, what would you do?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation available.

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    Usher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in April 2008.

    Interview

    craigslist, interview in person, hired on the spot

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work for the pacific science center   Answer Question
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