I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Princeton University in September 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was in depth and took a long time to complete. Start to finish it took months. The initial offer was an intentional low ball. but they were willing to negotiate to a normal salary range. The people were very friendly and very helpful. The Institution itself is very small and the campus is beautiful. It is a perfect place to allow for very creative thought processes to occur. The people are independent and very intelligent. With no major cities around it makes it difficult to buy anything which results in a tremendous reliance on online ordering. They love their policies.
Interview Question – It was difficult to answer: "Where do you want your career to take you" View Answer
Negotiation Details – salaries are posted publicly on their website
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Princeton University.
Interview Details – Jobs for students are posted on the Student Employment Website. I submitted a resume and cover letter, followed by a short 20 minute interview about my resume. I worked for a politics professor and was able to work about 8 hours per week, whenever I wanted. We met once a week to discuss my research progress, and I self-reported hours into the payroll system.
Interview Question – Questions were not difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Salary had been posted on the job site already.
Interviewed at Princeton University
Interview Details – The outcome of an interview for a postdoctoral position relies on publications, good recommendation letters, and a good style of presenting your research. There is nothing special to Princeton University in this respect.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or difficult. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Princeton University.
Interview Details – Started with a screening phone interview in which questions focused on skills and experiences. These were the typical interview questions. Then had an all day in-person interview with most of the staff at some point in the day. Started with an interview with the three staff members who I would be working with the most closely. This was a conversational interview asking about experiences, thoughts about trends in the field, etc. After this round, I met with the administrative staff and had a chance to ask many questions. I then received a tour of the campus by a staff member and had a lunch interview with the Director.
Interview Question – Questions were behavioral and nothing too unexpected. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Princeton University in June 2012.
Interview Details – Contact with professor via email, first step: recommendation letters, second step: skype interview. Received Job offer immediately.
Interview Question – We talked about details on my research. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Princeton University in May 2009.
Interview Details – standard postdoc interview drill. good papers and manners and you are in.
Negotiation Details – we will let u be part princeton cult. u shud work for free and feed on ur passion for science, but nih says we should give u 30k a year, we being generous will give you 35k a year. now go and publish papers.
I interviewed at Princeton University in April 2009.
Interview Details – Applied through normal process and got an admit from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Interview Question – Not very many unexpected questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Princeton University.
Interview Details – A junior staff member gave me a tour of the office. She was very nice and geared the tour towards the position's responsibilities. The interview followed with the senior staff. The questions were basic but detailed. The interview took about 60 minutes.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions such as "What would you do in certain situations." They wanted very detailed responses. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Princeton University.
Interview Details – An email was received, an interview scheduled via email, an on-site interview, then a phone call from HR with the offer.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in this position? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Princeton University in January 2013.
Interview Details – Brief and interviewer was keen on time and this was by far the shortest interview I've had.
Interview Question – The interviewer asked many questions about my interests and I described my past work on projects to her. No questions were particularly unexpected and she started out by going through a list of generic questions until I started telling her a bit about my background and asking her questions. Probably the most difficult aspect was trying to answer her questions and maintain respect for her despite her pretentiousness regarding the prestige of the institution. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Other options available; I was put off by the interviewer's pretentiousness and that gave me a sense of exactly what I did not want in an academic institution.
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