The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.
Interview Details – It took about two weeks for a hiring manager to make initial contact. It consisted of a panel interview. The panel seemed uninterested from the start. I was not offered an opportunity to ask questions about the position. I was practically pushed out of the door and a comment by the hiring interviewer stating that it would be a very long time before I heard from them because they are going through to motions of HR requirements about paperwork and performing a certain number of interviews needed for documentation (Perhaps they meant the affirmative action paperwork that makes them tally how many minorities they interview per job). Never heard from them again.
Interview Question – No trick questions, they weren't interested from the start. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.
Interview Details – The interview process was incredibly quick for higher education -- less than one month from first call to start date. The process included a screening call, an on-site interview with supervisor and one-on-ones with a few colleagues, a second on-site panel interview and a lunch meeting to discuss expectations.
Interview Question – Nothing surprising. No "gotcha" moments or hardball tactics. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Penn has a fairly sophisticated job ranking system. Their offer was perfectly in line with industry expectations and I accepted their offer without hesitation or counter.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in July 2009.
Interview Details – Was notified about the position through contacts, but it was also advertised widely. Applied and in less than 3 weeks had one on-site interview. Was offered the position soon thereafter.
Interview Question – All were expected/straightforward Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation - I know my industry well and the position offer was just fine!
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in September 2009.
Interview Details – Job advertised with Science Careers. Applied Online and was contacted within 3 weeks of application by email. Had 3 telephone interviews, then was invited down to give a presentation with intense question and answer period. Had six 1-on-1 interviews after presentation, followed by a one hour panel interview. Had one more conference call telephone interview upon returning home then received offer 2 days later. Getting the details worked out from that point was difficult as the administrative procedures were arcane and administrators' help was poor.
Interview Question – Why choose Penn? Answer Question
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Difficult. Employer wanted to nickel and dime everything. Direct employer refused to pay salary based on NIH scale of experience for postdoctoral fellows.
Still was able to negotiate moving expenses.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in June 2012.
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The whole process took about 2 weeks. I applied online through College House Computing's online application, was offered an interview by the manager and assistant manager of the College House to which I applied, and then got my offer a few days later.
The interview process was very formal, but both managers interviewing me were students.
Interview Question – What would you do in the event of a student coming in with a computer that had significant water damage? Answer Question
I applied through other source and interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.
Interview Details – I was in a different department interviewing for that department in front of a panel of six. A panelist took my resume back to her department for the position that was open in her department. I was call in for my first interview a week or so after the interview with the panel and the second the week after that. Was hired and I've been here in the College Advising Office ever since (16 years). I'd start to interview with other departments after not being able to go any farther in this department.
Interview Question – The most difficult Question is where do you what to be in five or ten years. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in September 2013.
Interview Details – The process was a very good one. I made connections and talked with very knowledgeable people. They were very open and extremely helpful.
Interviewed at University of Pennsylvania
Interview Details – I applied online through the university career portal by searching for the jobs I was interested in. I got an interview call from one of the employers after a week or so. The interview was quite simple, was just asked to go over my resume and justify why I wanted that position.
Interview Question – Nothing really very difficult Answer Question
Interviewed at University of Pennsylvania
Interview Details – This was a rather informal process. I e-mailed many professors who worked in the area of what I was interested in. After that, I met with several professors. This professors was interested in what I was doing and was willing to work with me to help him with his research project. So far, he has been a great mentor. I met with him several other times in order to make sure that our interests aligned.
Interview Question – Did you find you work fulfilling? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 10 months - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.
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Most communication was via email. There were two rounds of in person interviews. The entire process took almost (no joke!) one year from initial application to start date.
Interviews were pretty laid back and unstructured and included some phone screens, one on one and then a panel or two. Once interviews were complete it still took over a month for an offer to be pulled together.
Interview Question – Candidates are quizzed more on technical expertise than management/leadership skills though the latter is more relevant to the position in question. It's a very good indicator of what the current management values and how the place really runs. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary range was pretty much set. Benefits (PTO etc) are not negotiable.
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