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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at University of Southern California in February 2013.
Interview Details – Informal interview
Interview Question – Very informal, found out about position through a referral from another USC employee. Was hired based on my educational background, personality, and a good fit for the position/USC. I met with my future boss, discussed their research/goals and explained my background. Was hired on the spot! View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Told of salary requirements, and was assured they would be met. Didn't find out until after accepting and working on the job that my salary would not be raised. I'm not happy about that at all.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details – university of southern california graduate school is really friendly in terms of interview. as long as you demonstrate your true passion for your future research and capacity of accomplishing your graduate study (here I mean ph.d), you are likely to be enrolled. and stipend was good too, for graduate student. work and study. what can i say? it is a good choice if you are looking for higher education experience with certain pay.
Interview Question – tell me in detail about your current research project Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details – there is only one interview and questions are quite basic. Asking about advantages of personalities which would contribute to do better job
Interview Question – asking about your short comings View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details – Found out about position through former employer who knew researcher. The researcher/professor called me in, and we had one interview 1-1.
Interview Question – She asked me a lot about my prior experiences. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, and she pretty much had a fixed number in mind.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details –
I initially heard about the opening from a part time employer. I ignored the opening until I had grown weary of having 2 part time jobs.
The process is based on an online form that is archaic. The job may already be promised but for legal reasons they have to post it. So you may be wasting time. Never give a salary requirement unless it is necessary. Otherwise you might not even get a second look. If you do have normal salary requirements, most of the jobs won't pay it.
The interview was nothing special. I think they were already hoping I would fit.
Interview Question – I didn't have a question that was unexpected. I got answers that I didn't expect. i.e. you have to pay for your own parking and the work week is 37.5 hours. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation was available. Like it, lump it, or leave it.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details – Phone interview. Presentation to the lab. More chatting on the phone about projects and work environment. Extremely trivial process as the lab is very new and not experienced.w
Interview Question – None. No questions at all. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary negotiation, but that obviously didn't get very far as it's a joke. Was desperate for a job, so I took it! It's the recession man!!
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in September 2012.
Interview Details – I knew the professor teaching the class, so he suggested me for the position. Network with your professors.
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at University of Southern California.
Interview Details – Very long, uncoordinated, little communication, limited to no feedback during the process, hard to find information about benefits on web page, nothing that explained vacation days, etc.
Interview Question – All questions were expected, standard - very unclear about the criteria that was being used to evaluate candidates View Answer
Negotiation Details – Tough, no budging on salary, despite very inadequate salary
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Southern California in August 2012.
Interview Details – The department contacted my directly to and the interview lasted aprox. 45 minutes, very professional... The know what they are doing at USC in terms of looking for qualified people.
Interview Question – why do you want to work at USC Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Too far from home...
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at University of Southern California in July 2012.
Interview Details – Was well known to project manager from working in nearby related facility and was contacted about opening.
Interview Question – Describe your past experience with stressful/multitasking situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I wasn't successful at making salary demands but I have learned since that if they really want you, they will find a way to meet your needs. I did request an additional week of vacation (and got it) when salary expectations were not met. This was negociated with the Principal Investigator of the study, NOT the HR department.
Pros: “Good benefits, freedom to choose working hours” – Full Review
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