Saint Louis University Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2014
Updated Jun 27, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Student Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Saint Louis University.

    Interview Details

    Yes, the ultimate "terrible" interview question was asked by the person who would have been the direct line supervisor. "If you could be any kind of animal, what kind would you be and why?"
    Come on! Really???
    What a waste of an interview questions!
    The co-interviewer was clearly horrified!

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Saint Louis University in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took quite long. From initial application to second interview was about 8+ weeks. First had a phone interview, then invited for face interview, and finally the second interview. Beware! The PI for the lab I was interviewing for promised a position in the lab (I assumed that I was not the leading candidate but they felt that both me and the leading candidate were strong enough for the position so they would create a position for me), yet after the second interview I got radio silence.

    Interview Questions
    • Coming from a biochemistry background, I would be working with immunology so they asked how I think the transition would be like.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Saint Louis University.

    Interview Details

    Good job description on posting. Interview contact provided more details in phone pre-screen. Interview by panel of principal participants, one remote participant. That was followed by a brief tour of the workplace and immediate campus areas.

    Interview Questions
    • " Have you considered the scope of the project in relation to your previous experience and how would approach that aspect of the position?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Saint Louis University.

    Interview Details

    Interview was great and easy

    Negotiation Details
    simple
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Athletics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Saint Louis University.

    Interview Details

    Interview was great and easy. Many people turn down their positions and they are often in dire need to fill positions. Make sure to ask questions to be clear what your responsibilities will be and your expectations will be.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Saint Louis University in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    There were three interviews total. Two were panel, one individual. The first two rounds of interview were panel, the first being one of my "peers" and the second being a panel of Senior Staff level employees. In both interviews, a few of the panel members seemed less than thrilled to be there. They never made eye contact, hardly wrote anything down on their question sheet and continually checked their watch or the clock on the wall. The questions were all pretty standard. The one-on-one interview was with the Vice President. He was very friendly, but pretty much asked the same questions as the two previous interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Saint Louis University.

    Interview Details

    Long and detailed process - multiple calls to references, skill testing, multiple interviews with various individuals in department and HR, employee health testing. Required follow up on part of candidate, this is part of what separates those who succeed from those who don't, it should not discourage anyone who really wants to work at SLU. Can be confusing, ask HR for clarification whenever you need it, they are very helpful

    Negotiation Details
    if you really want to work there hang in and follow up, it takes awhile but don't give up. read everything they send you and stay in touch with HR. be very careful what you share, you can be judged on a random "chit chat" comment as much as on what you have on your resume. Clarify everything, in writing before you quit a current position or make a commitment
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Adjunct Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Saint Louis University in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I emailed my resume and cover letter to the department chair with an indication of my interest to teach as adjunct. I was notified by email by an assistant dean that SLU was interested in pursuing an interview. The interview last approximately two hours and included several faculty members and department heads. All persons involved were friendly, helpful, and informed.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle the situation of a failing student in your course?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Saint Louis University in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of one 30 minute phone interview with basic behavioral and skill based questions. After phone interview, I was invited to a 2nd interview that consisted of 4 people. Again, pretty basic personality, behavioral and skill based questions. After 2nd interview, I had a 3rd interview with the CIO, IT Director, and manager. This was the final interview and was nearly all personality type questions to see if I'd be a good fit. After final interview I received an offer within a few days. The offer was low but more than what I was making so I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a decision that you regret making in your professional career?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Ask for what you want up front because raises are pretty dismal and opportunities for advancement don't come by often.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Saint Louis University in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had four interviews in one day: One with the person who would be my supervisor, one with the whole team, one with the Madrid Provost and the final one with his wife (who, incidentally, would not ever be supervising me).

    Interview Questions
    • The Madrid Provost's wife asked me if I was renting or owned the place where I was currently living.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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