I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UC Berkeley in September 2010.
Interview Details – Found this job on Craigslist and responded by sending resume by email. Immediately booked for an interview the following week where I showed up with portfolios, drawings, and samples of my work. There was a round table of the Dept. head, facilities/operations manager and the representative superintendent from the machine shop I would be working out of. Each interviewer had specific concerns which I had to respond to often at the same time. Having my physical examples on the table, I was able to occupy each person by pointing to specific visual examples of experiences and juggle the interview. At a certain level I was controlling the interview with interesting stories of work experiences.
After about 45 minutes I was told they would get back to me, nice to meet you etc.. The next day I was contacted for a second interview and reported to the Machine Shop and met the Engineering Superintendent who started to tour me around. I had questions about procedures, techniques, protocols, materials, and such that were answered with the additional knowing look from someone who can tell you know what you are doing by the questions one asks. When I got home the job offer was waiting for me on the computer. A formal offer was sent vie e-mail the next day and with my acceptance it was a done deal.
Interview Question – Your work looks excellent, clean, even beautiful; but are you going to be able to really get your hands dirty when I need you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They offered me more than the posting and I accepted, no negotiations.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UC Berkeley in December 2011.
Interview Details – I submitted a 3 page proposal and 4 reference letters by request of the Professor who I was interested to work with. Later, I had a phone interview with him.
Interview Question – Mathematical abilities, mass transport work, past experiences, use of matlab. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate the offer, I wanted to include UC Berkeley on my CV.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Fairly standard. Phone interview, scheduled interview with panel, one on one with hiring manager. Then references and background check.
Interview Question – How my career goals tied to the university mission Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes - but there was not much room for movement.
I applied online and interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Applied through their portal. It took them couple of weeks to get in touch. The job, I would say, depends on the department you hired in and the project you get hired for. Interview is a round of technical review, followed by an HR. The technical interview follows a standard questionnaire format. Each question would need you to dig out an answer based on your experience. There a few direct technology related questions as well.
Interview Question – Write the Fibonacci algorithm and steps to follow. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Phone interview was about a half hour long and the interviewer asked me to go over my resume that was submitted then asked if i had any questions of her. Thankfully i have my resume memorized so this wasn't an issue, but it did make me feel as though the interviewer did not review it prior to the phone call.
Interview Question – I have experienced the "what are your weaknesses" questions before but never in a phone interview. This caught me by surprise. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Berkeley in January 2011.
Interview Details – It is good to know someone who is currently working and then you can mention them in the interview with the manager. It is a big plus, because then the manager will ask about you to them. They ask your past experience with sports and your passion for sports. Then some general abilities, then you are done.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 10$/hr
I applied online - interviewed at UC Berkeley in November 2013.
Interview Details – After applying, they keep on contact and are very quick to respond to any queries. About 4 weeks after applying I got invited to interview. It was a skype interview with a past student who immediately sets you at ease. Started with some standard for questions like why finance as opposed to background, asked 1 or 2 things about the resume and then straight into 2 brain teasers. One was bizarre with tigers and sheep on an island, other was a probability one. Then moved onto some portfolio management questions and stats questions. Next was black scholes, more concentrating on intuition, and then time to ask questions and a casual chat. Overall pleasant and professional.
Interview Question – One of the Black Scholes questions that came up was about the risk neutral pricing measure which isn't impossible but, if you aren't fresh on it, was difficult to convey verbally off the cuff and unclear how much theory to go into or intuition. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Apply online and submit your resume and transcripts as well as TOEFL and GRE. No interview process. The application deadline is very early, and you must be aware of that. You'd better find some recommendation letters from a famous scientist or professors since that will be very helpful. There are number of fellowship opportunities in UCB.
Interview Question – No difficult questions since there is no interview. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at UC Berkeley.
Interview Details – Involves just one interview, with both behavioral and technical questions, largely behavioral though. 2-3 interviewers, at least one of which is a current tutor.
- Why do you want to be a tutor?
- Any teaching experience? If so, why do you want to continue?
- How would you describe your teaching style?
Then there's 2 role-play sessions which involve you tutoring one of the interviewers, largely to gauge response to difficult and/or unexpected questions. After the first session you get feedback and get to incorporate it into your second "tutoring".
Done. Deadline for contacting back will be specified at the end of the interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you faced trouble in your studies.
Role play: really depends on the tutor Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Interviewed at UC Berkeley
Interview Details – I was initially referred by a friend for the position and given an interview after forwarding a resume through him to the manager. I interviewed directly with the manager rather than a hiring manager, basically reviewing my available hours and qualifications for the position. It was not until I accepted a verbal offer that I was required to fill out any paperwork to apply to the position and work with HR.
Interview Question – What has your experience with CAD been? Answer Question
Pros: “helpful, coworkers are very supportive” “helpful, coworkers are very supportive” – Full Review
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –