UC San Francisco Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
117 Interview Reviews

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The phone screening questions were very straight forward. They asked basic questions like tell me about yourself and what are your strengths and weaknesses. There were no trick questions and the interviewer was very friendly.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Was interviewed by the PI regarding my past research experiences and general personality questions. After the PI interview, I got to meet other people in the lab to see what kind of chemistry I had with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a kind of hardship you had to overcome to get to where you are now in life. What do you want to do in the future? Do you feel lucky in life? Tell me about a time you had a conflict in the workplace.   Answer Question
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    Staff Research Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at UC San Francisco.

    Interview

    They seem nice but behind the door is depend on who is favorable. Some of the coworker will be watching you and bring all thing about you to the supervisor to get credit. The supervisor will treat you depend on who give the best treat to her. You will never need to see the PI.

    Interview Questions

    • They don't even have much knowledge about it. So not really difficult question at all.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They will say they are very flexible cause they don't really about the job. so you will be fine. Easy job and easy to get money.

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    Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied online through their website. I got a call a few days later and scheduled an interview the following week. First interview went fine and got scheduled for a follow up.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The time it took from my initial contact with the division chief to my offer was 6 months. Interview day started with a 1-hour job talk attended by the majority of the faculty and fellows in the division. Met with approximately 8 faculty members throughout the day, culminating with a meeting with the division chief.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were straight-forward, including those related to my research and potential collaborations.   Answer Question
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    Administrative Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Worked there as temporary employee for one week. Was asked to apply for the administrative analyst position. No one had been able to fill that position for 6 years. I interviewed with the 2 people i was going to support.

    Interview Questions

    • One of my interviewers told me that he couldn't even imagine doing my job and didn't know why anyone would choose a support role.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered $36,000. I countered with $80,000 as my desired salary. I got $58,000.

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    One two-hour interview with at least two people in the room at the same time. Few stayed, while most others came and went. There were a few months duration between getting an interview to actually starting the position. Several steps included a background check and onboarding.

    Interview Questions

    • What interests you about this opening?   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UC San Francisco.

    Interview

    postdoc candidate will be interviewed by the PI of a lab and several lab members individually. Candidate will also need to give a talk followed by Q and A section. PI may give an offer directly if you are great. PI will ask you to write a fellowship before coming to the lab if you are good.

    Interview Questions

    • People asked many different questions that you will never be able to prepared. But the way to reply, regardless of knowing the answer or not, will be critical. One has to be mature enough to be a good scientist. Scientist does not know all the answers, but they can propose feasible way to approach the answers.   Answer Question
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    Lab Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Be prepared and have a thorough knowledge of your past experiences

    Interview Questions

    • Describe what projects, other than yours, in your previous labs you were most interested in and why?   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at UC San Francisco.

    Interview

    Straightforward, phone interview with a recruiter, followed by in-person with direct manager. Friendly, job-related questions

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed questions about how to do a specific task in the job   Answer Question

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