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UC San Diego Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
65 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    it went very very fast. i was already a grad student here in the same lab. just had to sign a piece of paper and then i was a postdoc

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of straightforward questions that assessed the interviewee's response to hypothetical work situations/problems and a quick explanation of previous work experience. While, the overall hiring process took a little than a week as there was an orientation going over the pay cycle and policies, in addition to paper work to sign. The overall process was not difficult at all.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Staff Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    It was fun and not to hard at all. you can apply thought the pros. if you already know some of the guys, it definite a plus. so get started now

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Residential Dining Food Service Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    The first step is to apply online. Then, when there are spots that need to be filled, they contact potential employees via e-mail. There is one group interview in which the heads of all the dining services facilities meet with three interviewers. Within a week, they make the hiring decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe when you have experienced bad customer service and explain what should have been done instead.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Student Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    It was fairly easy. The person emailed me late in the evening, and was very helpful. Interview went on for 30 min, and it was mostly basic casual talk. The interviewer told me about some questions but didnt ask me

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Food Service Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online, waited for couple weeks, and got a phone call, It was a group interview, about 4-5 people in a group. 3 interviewers. Questions are not hard, you dont even need experience, but preferred. A week later, I got a call telling me I'm accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There wasn't an interview process. Their hiring decision was based on the online application. Typically you go online and follow through their application process, fill out the required information and submit an application fee. Afterwards, the hiring committee send their decision based on your statement of purpose and prior experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The statement of purpose was the hardest part of the application.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase, you are given a fixed package.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Interview Details

    I contacted professors saying I was interested in applying for a fellowship to work in their lab. I came out for an on-site interview and then worked on the proposal back at my home institution. I asked whether they would support me even if I did not get the fellowship and I was promised 1-2 years of support, so I took the offer, and ended up getting a fellowship that provided three years of funding.

    Interview Questions
    • are you interested in solving crystal structures?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    ER Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview. Very nice interviewers who were down to earth. Those two people no longer are involved in the hiring process, as they have moved positions. They asked basic questions, nothing too complicated. They value the ability to multitask well and to be on your feet all day.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were fairly basic. I asked them what skills that they value/look for and that seemed to impress them and allowed me to say "I have that!"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I called every few days until they gave me an answer. At first, they said I wasn't accepted because they thought I wasn't leaving my previous job. That wasn't actually the case, so I ended up getting hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    UCSD IR/PS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview Details

    no interview, respond to an ad online, process some emails. They're desperate

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Here's the offer, take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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