UMUC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
20 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Administrative Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at UMUC.

    Interview Details

    Everything was done on the phone (this is a remote position). I was interviewed by the director and assistant director (both have been replaced since-- moved on to other jobs). The director had a list of questions about my experience at this job and my education, but then departed from the list to ask more specifically about my philosophy of education. That was interesting. The assistant director was quiet, but added some questions about my sense of the mission of education and specifically online education.
    In the first interview, there wasn't much explanation about the salary and actual work. The second interview (when it was pretty clear they were going to offer me the job), they were more open about that. Of course, both left a year later, and the new administrators had their own way of assigning work, so we had to learn as we went. I had no contact with HR until it came time to fill out the many employment forms.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked in the first interview what about the mission of the organization I thought fit my personal mission, and I had to quickly google to find what the mission statement was! (I should have prepared better.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Take it or leave it sort of job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Collections Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyattsville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyattsville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UMUC in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Long and drawn out over a 2-3 month process, it was a very easy interview and not much pressure. I had a lot of interest in the job, but the length of the process when doing interviews that never lasted more than 30 minutes could have been condensed in 1 lengthy interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    More money offered thru another company that I had sent my resume to after a month and a half into this process.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Organizational Development Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Adelphi, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adelphi, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at UMUC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    UMUC posted the position on LinkedIn. I did a series of panel interviews--one with their HR leader, another with two folks from the Training department and another with three members of the HR team. The process was three hours and quite draining as the interviewers all asked the same questions....three times in a row. Imagine being asked three times why you are looking for a new job, what your strengths are, what your weaknesses are and what makes you the best person for the job. The interview portion with their HR leader was horrible. Imagine someone asking you to validate every item on your resume--it felt more like an inquisition than an interview. I should have left after the first hour. By the time I was done, I felt completely unwelcome there.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the last book you read and why?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UMUC.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews: 1hour interview on the phone. 2 three hour interviews in person with a group of peers and hiring manager. The questions were read from a list. The interviews felt more like interrogations rather than a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • Although we are an educational institution, we don't have any formal training for our employees, how would you go about learning the requirements of the job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UMUC.

    Interview Details

    Multiple phone and onsite interviews spread out over three days and spanning several months. Would go weeks without contact, was told an offer would be coming, but no offer ever came.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Collegiate Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Adelphi, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adelphi, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UMUC in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening and two interviews in person with a search committee consisting of faculty, administrators, and staff. There were no signs during the interview process that the position would be canceled before anyone was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a student complaint knowing the university's goal to improve student retention?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    University canceled the position during interview process.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Collegiate Professor and Program Director of Strategic Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial telephone interview, followed by on site interview with selection team, then follow-up with the Executive Director of Executive Programs. Ending with discussion of salary requirements, over several iterations resulting in agreement.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short and straightforward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UMUC.

    Interview Details

    Asked a variety of questions and they was not your typical interview questions. It was about 3-4 pages of questions and there was a panel of 3 people going back and forth asking you different questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Document Management Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at UMUC in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was fairly easy. The interview consisted of a panel interview of about 3 people, including the hiring manager. The questions were standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation stage unfortunately
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UMUC.

    Interview Details

    There were several screenings prior to the actual interview. Though the culture seemed to be very driven by camaraderie, the stress level in this environment is highly questionable due to the constant change in direction. It seemed it would be very difficult to meet the requirements of leadership when they are constantly changing.

    Interview Questions
    • If hired, which skills would you need to develop?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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