University of Pennsylvania Interview Questions in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was short and concise. The manager asked a few questions about customer service and my education background. During the second round of the interview, the supervisor of my manager attended and asked me questions regarding my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions the manager asked were expected questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    CRC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was hired as a summer intern and then moved into a paid position. First there was a phone interview with the PI and then an in person interview with the PI.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager/Researcher/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview steps consisted of: Applying, Interviewing and Hiring. It also helped that I had worked on the same problem for my PhD dissertation and the projects I was going to work on was an extension of the same capabilities.

    Interview Questions
    • As wide as predictive modeling, programming, sales, project management etc   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    i applied on college board .com i had excellent sat scores

    Interview Questions
    • what do you want to contribute to the university.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone request for interview. Came for job talk. Everyone was friendly. Long day, but not unlike interviewing for graduate school. Asked back for chalk talk, laid out 1-2 NIH grants. Not that many questions, but that may have had a lot to do with the level of preparation. To some extent they have made up their mind before you get there, so it was mine to lose.

    Interview Questions
    • Just preparing for the chalk talk required multiple iterations and time for preparation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was by email. Everything that was said more or less was true. This probably has most to do with the person doing the hiring rather than university policy. Paid for trips back to look for housing. That may have changed by now.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    They called for an interview and basically told me that I was to qualified for the job but I had it if I wanted it. It wasn't a high paying position nor did I expect it to be, it was just what I was looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • There are not really any that I can think of, to be honest there weren't many questions at all.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Work Study Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to the head of the department and found out a time to meet with her. I made sure to do this before the school year started, which helped me get the position. She had vacancies as a result of graduated seniors, so the timing worked out perfectly.

    Interview Questions
    • There were very few difficult questions. I approached her with honesty, and she was very understanding given my position as a student.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Presentation and met with lab personnel

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12 months - interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    National search for top experts in field. Generally 100+ highly qualified candidates per posting at faculty level. University is highly focused on recruiting diversity in hiring process. Would strongly encourage qualified URM candidates to apply as Univ. is really serious about trying to improve diversity.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you pay your self and everyone else that works for you? (little known fact - University does not actually pay people - faculty pay the University a share of grants (33% of total money brought in) as rent.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Days of big start up packages for junior recruits are gone. Would focus on how to get up and running where you are, then move when your indirect costs for the next 3 years exceed the amount of $ you would need as a recruiting package to make the move.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very intense and rigorous interview process. I had 6 interviews with different people over a 3 weeks period. Very long background check performed by a third-party company.

    Interview Questions
    • questions related to security and methods of authentication   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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