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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at University of California.
You have to do a group interview as well as a two on one interview. The group interview is about how you can work with a team and whether you can step up and also step down. The two on one interview is about your experience and problem-solving skills.
- What would you do if someone gave you the answers to a test you were stressed out about? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Department was very communicative, faculty were great to speak with, students were very helpful in sharing information about the department and courses. Students were also very responsive by email. Department was very fast in making the decision and letting you know. Visit days are well-organized.
- Why do you want to do basic scientific research and why Berkeley? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA) in September 2013.
Interview was not be taken seriously. Management panel rescheduled my interview date and time three times after they had already completed their final selection process. I am still trying to understand the point to the process.
- No difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
Awkward, the colleagues seemed tense as if they didn't want to work there.
- Why did you move in high school? Answer Question
I didn't negotiate
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA) in March 2011.
The interview process was fairly simple and professional. The interview consisted of two on site interviews. The first interview was with the Hiring Manager and another Business Analyst. It consisted of standard Business Analysis questions about requirement gathering, documentation and task prioritization. Was presented with various scenarios, technical as well as professional, to solve. The second interview was with the department's Sr. Director. Standard HR interview with questions ranging from "Why is this a good position for you?" to "What will you bring to this position?". I was also required to provide with some work samples as well as TWO professional references.
- What would be your approach to a situation for with you require some feedback and you do not have your Manager to guide you? 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at University of California (San Francisco, CA) in January 2011.
They went through a series of questions.
- set up a program 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA) in January 2011.
Interviewers are nice.
- How do you defined job satisfaction Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at University of California (Santa Cruz, CA) in January 2011.
I applied through UC Santa Cruz's Job Portal and I got hired.
- There were no questions-- I got hired based off of my application. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA) in April 2010.
Very well organized. Interview set up by phone with a detailed email - interview committee, location and interview format. Pleasant experience. I was taken aback at the number of empty cubicles and storage rooms. Still ramping up from a reorganization. Did not hear back after interview although followup was offered after the interview. Difficult to say what the office is like. Work culture I believe is - do more work with less - less resources and less time.
- Describe a time when you were in charge and the outcome was not as expected. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at University of California.
This was an internal transition. I recall that when I was moving to my new department, there seemed to be an overall anti-new-department sentiment amongst the colleagues I was leaving behind. In fact, one of my colleagues who was due to transition with me pulled out at the last minute. The then-director and his immediate managers were judged to be nepotistic, and people felt that they threw employees under the bus in order to boost their own image within the organization.
- How will you compensate for your lack of knowledge and experience in this field? Answer Question
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