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No Offer – Interviewed in Stanford, CA Jan 2012 – Reviewed May 29, 2012
Interview Details – Lot of hoops to jump through. Multiple interviews, each lasting 2-3 hours, meeting with various people back to back. A long process that gets you quite invested - which then really stinks if you are not offered the position. Seems to be a great place to get a job and settle in for a while - most employees had been there for years. Once in, good opportunity to move up/around.
Interview Question – Describe specific examples/steps in creating process flow (for a process you have likely never worked with) View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Feb 2011 – Reviewed May 27, 2012
Interview Details – Two day process. Met with 8 faculty, toured research labs and facilities
Interview Question – What is your 5 year research plan? How do you see this organization fitting into that? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Stanford, CA May 2011 – Reviewed Apr 15, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interview first, and get on-site invitation in 2 weeks
Interview Question – The phone interview is fair, just background check, the manager asks your experiences on your resume. Moreover, he also had some further question about semiconductor, such as why we are using CMOS as a inverter and so on. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Stanford, CA Oct 2010 – Reviewed Feb 13, 2012
Interview Details – Sent out email and resume. PI contacted me over phone and did an initial chat and asked for references. PI spoke to references and called me back for an onsite interview . Put me up at a hotel in downtown Palo Alto. Did a Full day interview with his 20+ lab group.
Interview Question – Describe what you want to contribute to the lab? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Nov 20, 2011
Interview Details – Great HR department - especially good at follow-up. Asked basic questions like, Why do you want to work at SMC?
Interview Question – Why are you looking at SMC instead of a pure for-profit company? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Nov 9, 2011
Interview Details –
I enjoyed speaking to everyone in the group I was interviewing with.
There was the initial phone interview that was pretty easy going. And then a couple weeks later I was invited for an in-person interview, where I ended up meeting everyone I would be working with. To prepare for the interview I had to do a case analysis which seemed easy to comprehend.
I was invited back for a second in-person interview about two weeks after that to meet with those who are more senior, which I thought it went well. A week later they did a background check and called my references. They went through all that trouble of checking me, then offered the position to someone else. I felt led on by them.
Interview Question – Have you looked into our financials? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Jan 2009 – Reviewed Aug 25, 2011
Interview Details –
-He asked me to tell him about myself
-Why do you like computers?
-I use computers every day, more specifically I use Google everyday whether it is the search engine, Google mail, and the Google App Engine
-Described Google App Engine/my projects
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Stanford, CA Nov 2009 – Reviewed Jul 27, 2011
Interview Details – It is kind of weird of Stanford's policy of recruiting new hires. Typically you can only get the Stanford offer by showing you have another offer at another institute. Stanford does not want to be the first to give you an offer, it always waits for other institute to give you the offer first, and then matches with a similar offer.
Interview Question – Which paper you regard the most successful one in your publications? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Jul 2010 – Reviewed Apr 19, 2011
Interview Details – Very professional investment management organization. Make sure you are versed in subject matter before interview. Demonstrating passion in finance and investments is critically important. They hire very well rounded and intelligent people and so make sure you demonstrate that in interview. This is a great place to work and you will learn from exceptional colleagues. Salary is good for an educational institution
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
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