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UCLA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
97 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

Interviewed at UCLA

Interview Details – Found it on the listing. Just behavioral questions and it was actually mostly conversational

Interview Question – How do you manage your time?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Specialist Interview

Administrative Specialist
UCLA, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UCLA in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was hired by a temp agency for a 2 month assignment.

Interview Question – They asked me the website address and to interpret acronyms that I was unaware of during the interview. They also tested me on a type of software they use in the office.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Development Interview

Development
UCLA, CA

I interviewed at UCLA in August 2012.

Interview Details – After a phone interview, I interviewed in person with my direct supervisor and was offered the position about one month later.

Interview Question – I was asked to describe many specific examples of problem solving from previous jobs.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Be clear about what your compensation expectation is, they will negotiate with you if you are the right candidate.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Technician Interview

Technician

Interviewed at UCLA

Interview Details – some basic questions about experience with cameras and audio visual equipment and windows and mac

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Student Researcher Interview

Graduate Student Researcher
Los Angeles, CA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at UCLA in September 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed with potential PI's throughout department. Each interview went for ~30 minutes and ran through resume - talked about previous research experience and why I was interested in their specific lab.

Also met with all the post-docs and graduate students currently in the lab. Talked with each one individually for ~5-10 minutes and they explained their project at a higher level.

Interview Question – Why do you want to join my lab and not "lab x"?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Lab Assistant Interview

Lab Assistant

Interviewed at UCLA

Interview Details – Communicated with professor through email after taking class. There was an opening in the lab, so i was offered an interview

Interview Question – The interview was easy going.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

UCLA Housing Front Desk Interview

UCLA Housing Front Desk
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at UCLA.

Interview Details – Interviewed with a supervisor and follow up interview with the manager who asked exactly the same questions.

Interview Question – They basically ask you: 1. tell me about yourself. 2. something you've accomplished 3. who do you know at the desk?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Desktop Support Analyst Interview

Desktop Support Analyst
UCLA, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at UCLA in July 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview by the IT Manager. Then a face to face interview with the same manager. Very relaxed and general questions

Interview Question – No questions were difficult. He was just trying to understand that i knew the IT schema they used.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at UCLA in May 2013.

Interview Details – The phone came right on the dot and my interviewer, James from UCLA, started off by giving me a brief overview of the position. Questions were simple as he just asked "What do you know about Yelp/the position?" "Why do you want to work here?" His questions were fine, but he was EXTREMELY rude on the phone that took me very much off guard and nervous. Especially in terms of tone and attitude, which was a bit unprofessional, in my opinion. If you interview with him, just beware!

Interview Question – He asked me if I knew who some basketball coach was from UCLA and when I answered no, his tone of voice became even more derogatory.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Specialist Interview

Administrative Specialist
UCLA, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UCLA.

Interview Details – Weirdest interview ever. Wore a suit with tie to the interview and was told to never do that again. Was insulted by one of the 4 interviewers - later I was told that she wanted her friend to get the job!

Interview Question – How do you feel about being insulted over the phone?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Ask for more than what they offer

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