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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Jul 2009 – Reviewed May 1, 2013
Interview Details – This is more of a wait than it is a process. You might get hired and then MONTHS later get a call to work. So embrace waiting for sure. Most people here seem to know someone else to get into the place they work.
Interview Question – Typical questions, they pretty much either like you or not. Not techincal based even if the say it is. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They suck on this level also. I didnt realize they will FIGHT for you if they KNOW you otherwise you will never get pass that initial pay band. Fight for it or leave to be honest.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Dec 2009 – Reviewed Apr 15, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted application online. Acceptance was notified by mail.
Interview Question – Writing previous experience in SOP Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Aug 2012 – Reviewed Nov 29, 2012
Interview Details – Got an email from school saying to apply for a research position at an off campus research facility. Director wanted to meet with me. Not much of an interview as I was told I already got the position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Sep 2008 – Reviewed Oct 8, 2012
Interview Details – Applied online and received a call the next day scheduling an in-person interview. The supervisor who does the interview obviously printed a list of common interview question from the internet, so the interview was just standard behavioral questions. As long as you show up for the interview on time and are properly dressed, you will be hired.
Interview Question – What is the difference between honesty and integrity? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Apr 2009 – Reviewed Sep 13, 2012
Interview Details – I applied through the university website and received an email about an interview. The first interview was with a panel of people from HR and various managers of the department I was applying for. The second interview was with the immediate managers and several of the coworkers. It seemed that the coworkers were included in the interview to find out if I would be easy to get along and work with.
Interview Question – If your boss asked to you to perform a task a certain way that you knew was incorrect, would you correct him? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA – Reviewed Aug 5, 2012
Interview Details – I submitted my application, cover letter, and resume on their internal job site. I received a phone call asking if I would be available for an in-person interview. I interviewed with a panel of approximately 4-5 people (I forget how many exactly). One would be my immediate supervisor, the other would be a department head, someone in the same position, and a student.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty standard for the type of position, but from what I can remember, they asked me to describe a time when I had to make a decision without having all the information. Most of the questions were scenario-based. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Apr 2011 – Reviewed Jun 30, 2012
Interview Details – Had to complete a group assignment with others interviewing for the position. Then gave a group presentation to approx. 7 supervisors. Second interview consisted of a one-on-one meeting.
Interview Question – How do you feel confronting someone not following the rules? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Apr 2008 – Reviewed Jun 20, 2012
Interview Details – Fairly typical process as far as faculty hiring goes. First, submission of CV, statements of research and teaching. Second, wait to see if selected for an interview. Third, interview (with public and then chalk talks). Fourth, a series of one-to-one discussions with departmental faculty. Fifth, wait to see if offer extended.
Negotiation Details – yes. carefully map out needs for initial complement before interview and be courteous and respectful to administrative staff
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Apr 2011 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2012
Interview Details – Very basic interview in front of two PIs. General behavioral questions and light technical questions. Mostly concerned with future plans and interest in research, little or no experience was required. You have the best chance if you are a good grad school applicant already.
Interview Question – What most interests you in solar research and do you see yourself continuing in solar research in grad school? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, they have a rate and that is it. In the solar department pay is typically in the form of a grant which pays out quarterly.
No Offer – Interviewed in Riverside, CA Feb 2010 – Reviewed Oct 20, 2010
Interview Details – The interview was very formal- to a fault. None of the questions asked had any soul to them. They were all very cookie-cutter, and inspired nothing. All three of the panelists were extremely stern, and had no sense of humor what so ever. It seemed like a very uncomfortable place to work.
Interview Question – What attracted you to working for the University of California? Answer Question
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