University of Pittsburgh Interview Questions in Pennsylvania

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Job was uploaded to forum for research associate in the business school. The position was mostly data entry based on advertisement analysis. The questions consisted of personal background and education. It was a quick process because I was currently a student and federal aid applied to them hiring me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got the opportunity by making a relationship with one of my teachers. She asked if I wanted to help with research for credits and I complied. The interview required speaking with several members of the psychology department and after being hired I had to be cleared for different requirements.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applying for Data Analyst At Department Name 01061-IA-Office of the Vice Chancellor Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Onsite interview was normal on early time of May 2014, they said they would give me a further reply in one week,
    then I emailed them on the seventh day, they answered me that decision would be made soon...
    after than they never replied me although I tried contacting them a couple of times.
    I did need at least one NO message. I finally gave up and moved on.

    Interview Questions
    • Normal, they required candidates should have some experience on big data like handoop sql programming and statistics analysis .   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Alumni Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR Call to set up an phone interview, a phone interview screening, in-person interview with the head of department and then with two other employees, a final interview is needed. simple behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via the University of Pittsburgh website. I got a call about two weeks later to set up a Skype interview. The Skype interview was with four members of the Pitt staff. It was wonderful! So much better than a 15 minute phone screening! The interview was about a half hour long, but only because I had questions to ask and they provided thorough answers. They stopped questioning after about 15 minutes. Everyone was so conversational and friendly. I had that interview on a Friday and got a phone call on Monday to schedule an in person interview. The in person interview was scheduled the following Monday. I interviewed with Dr. James Earle for the first hour and then with two members of the Pitt Staff who had higher positions than the initial Skype interview. They were all amazing to talk to and I actually walked away from the interview feeling inspired. I have not found out yet about an offer or otherwise, but I had such a good experience I still count it as a win!

    Interview Questions
    • 1) If you were in a car with a negative person, how would you handle it and how does that apply to this position?

      2) Name three weaknesses. This was hard for me because I only had one prepared. haha
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Computer Lab Consultant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    basic interview questions, how did you hear about the position, discussed hours

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had a dispute with a coworker and what did you do to resolve it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Wage is non negotiable, hours are flexible
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I just got call for an interview from my boss, while I was a visiting student from abroad.
    He offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. He said that my salary will be between 30k and 35k. It end it up to be 30k.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Secretary III - Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Manager called me and invited me for an interview. At the interview, the manager expressed concern over the hiring range (being much lower than what I was making at my previous employer). It was my impression that their is not much room for negotiation and the manager is not given discretion to make a higher offer. After a week I was offered the job at a slightly higher number and the manager stated this was the best they could do. I believed them and accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you carry out a work assignment that you morally disagree with the subject matter of?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I firmly expressed at the end of my interview that I am interested in the job if it pays on the highest end of the hiring range. After a great interview I believe this was well received and the manager went to their superior to ask for it. In retrospect I am glad that I pushed for the highest starting salary because raises are set at an amount that could never make up for or even out a low pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Technician III Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with two different departments both of which had similar expectations, interview questions, and requirements. Questions were relatively standard. My best advice is to add something personal to the question/answer portion of the interview that will make the interviewer remember you and help you stand out from the applicant pool.

    Interview Questions
    • Specifics on experimental techniques that I had no previous experience with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the offer as is and did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Pittsburgh in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Usually the university advertises the post-doc jobs on their website. You can apply to the individual faculty and someone emails you to set-up an interview with the faculty. Faculties usually ask about previous work experience, kind of work one did, kind of expertise one has. Sometimes they give few papers to understand the future work and calls for a 2nd interview to listen about new ideas after reading the papers

    Interview Questions
    • Coming up with some new idea of work after reading few papers is some times difficult   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there was not much room of negotiation. Looking at the grant situation post-docs usually don't negotiate much about salaries
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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