University of Pennsylvania Interview Questions in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Patient Access Representative Excellence Academy Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is rather drawn out but I guess it has to run it's course to get the right people for the training class. First, you have to answer 111 ettiquete questions, have a phone interview, and then you must take a few test such as a typing test, writing sample, and questions regarding the internet to test your level of web knowledge. So now I just wait for the next step. The good thing is that my status still reads "considering." I guess that's a good sign!

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    Bioinformatics Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    An onsite visit followed by phone interview, lots of tech questions. The PI and lab members are very nice and friendly. By the end of the interview, they showed me around their lab. Overall it was very good experience.

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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Phila, PA).

    Interview

    Application completed, interview with hiring officer, another associate that I would work closely with and Manger of the Department. the interview questions were standard for the time but now with BEI (Behavioral Event Interviewing) questions, I would find it more interesting and challenging. At the time I was hired additional testing was not mandatory for a Coordinator position but now testing is pretty standard (i.e. software testing, writing sample test etc.). Competition was and remains stiff so presenting yourself as a knowledgeable and competent professional is a must.

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    • How would I handle someone who was trying to extract confidential information out of me.   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    The first round began with a short half hour phone interview with prospective boss. Then once that level was passed there were multiple rounds of in person interviews with multiple interviews in each round. Given that i did not know the structure at the time it made it more difficult to figure out which types of questions were best for which interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a situation where a client was not happy with something and needed a resolution?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Send an email to professor. He will see your resume and your gpa before contacting you. Once he contacts you, go to his office and meet him at the scheduled time. Dont be late. He will ask multiple questions on your background. Answer them confidently. You will get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • They just asked me questions relevant to the job and if i could answer student questions.   1 Answer
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    PSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Bala Cynwyd, PA).

    Interview

    If you are related to some one you get hired especially if you have no experience. They give whites with a blank resume professional level positions while minorities with great resumes and education are given clerical positions. They interview for the process but give position to management's family members regardless of qualifications. HR doesn't like to be contacted or asked any questions and take great offense when contacted.

    Interview Questions

    • is there advancement opportunities   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very important get what you can get because they don't give raises you only get cost of living increases some years which can be 10 cents or 15 cents.

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    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
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview; it seemed most of what was needed was the reference of another professor. As soon as I mentioned that I worked at another relevant company, the interviewer seemed sufficiently impressed.

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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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