University of Illinois at Chicago Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Updated Jul 17, 2014
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    Two good two hour interviews with my boss over Skype. Postdoctoral Research Associate opportunities are often sent around researchers contacts lists and often aren't obviously visible online. Similarly I was refereed to this post by a Prof I know at another Chicago university. My process was a presentation of my previous work to date and then so chat about the type of science we wanted to do at UIC.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    1-1
    general questions
    finance related
    sas related
    teaching skills

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication from the hiring manager came quickly after submitting my application. I went through a Skype interview and at the end we set up a face to face interview in office. I was told to set aside three hours for the interview. The face to face interview was with all members of the department. I met with either one or two people at a time in 30 minute phases. They all seemed very pleasant and I could tell they were a tight knit group. The interview process took around two and half months, which was unexpected because of the time frame they laid out in the face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: What would a co-worker say is your best quality?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Resident Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is an overnight stay (arrive for dinner with staff, student staff, and faculty staff), then interviews with various staff (Resident Directors through Director) until around 3PM. Decision really lies with Director, perhaps Assistant/Associate Director, and MAYBE Area Coordinator.

    Interview Questions
    • Question about programming model - UIC does not have a program model, but instead desires residents to conduct programming after 6 weeks of intensive programming by student staff.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a very small raise in salary. Salary in Residence Life jobs, especially starter ones like Resident Director, is very inflexible.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Office Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Civil Service, must fill out application online and request an exam. Based on how you score on exam is where you go on list. You get a letter in the mail with your number on the list (1 or 200 - depends on amount of people applying). Then applications close.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Received phone call and letter and called and said "yes, I'll take it". Salary at the low end of the recommended pay bracket.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process began without incident, but did not end that way. Delayed pay and incorrect information led to repeated errors and issues. However, this is more the payroll and admin people than the actual interviewer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 12 months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    contact the professor whose research interests you, look over some of their publications, ask intelligent questions,
    be prepared to have a trial "volunteer" period where both you and the professor determine if it will be a good fit,
    try to negotiate stipend,
    make sure you have a timeline to graduation

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Communication Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Interview Details

    You must apply online. Each department interviews differently so I'm not sure who or where you will interview with. I would say that all the questions are standard. What they are really looking for is having real experience in social media (not the personal type either). It seems like whoever does their social media is really inept...all of it so it's easy to get in in any department and wow them. They have no idea about engagement, transparency, disintermediation, word of mouth, inbound marketing, etc so if you know these subjects well, you will be considered. They are looking for people with experience in campaigns and they do look for your ability to work under pressure, by yourself with little management and those that have initiative. They do want you to follow their rules (there are so many!) so you do have to work well with others in a team at times. You will get an email from HR stating that you have been considered but have to come in to complete forms. They will email several documents for you to fill out and turn in online first which include background checks, statements from previous employers, identifications, transcripts, etc. After that, they schedule an appointment and they gather all your forms and sit with you in front of a terminal to set up your accounts but get ready for the many etical forms you must sign.

    Interview Questions
    • None were difficult. The scenarios were freshman in nature. If you had a couple years of experience, you can quickly answer their questions like what would you do to promote an initiative to get students involved. I said put kittens and puppies in all marketing and advertising (as a joke).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None, you take what you get!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    A simple interview about your past experieces and related to the postion

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I would like share one of my worst experience which happened in the hiring process at UOC.

    I got three interview, one by the research assistants, then the head of dept and then the post doc in 3 weeks. I was offered the job of Programmer finally and they offered me salary that was very low compared to my expectation & market rate and so I asked them if they could increase it as I gave a average figure. To my surprise, the next I got email saying from hr that the funds which were to support the position are not enough right now as the the Prof didn't get enough funds than he expected.

    I think this is very ridiculous reasoning and unprofessional on their side as I got he job offer letter. It was good that I didn't tell this to my current employer as I about to tell him. I felt nice that for god sake I am working with this bunch of craps.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us your background about you and details regarding your current job, your interest.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As I said, its not bad to negotiate your salary. But in this particular case, they were unprofessional to judge me as they thought I wouldn't be committed as demand little bit more salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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