University of Utah Interview Questions

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014
50 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

74%
14%
11%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

46%
29%
16%

Interview Difficulty

2.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Utah in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed interview process. They gave me a programming assignment in Java and asked to finish in 4 days. The assignment was generally easy. It required implementing a data structures based algorithm.

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Utah in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    One interview with a single manager. Currently, I think they have 2 or more interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • n/a (interview questions were not difficult or unusual   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked what my salary requirements were. HR offered what I asked for, no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Utah in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    They asked me a lot of questions regarding the projects i did during my undergraduate.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Facility Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was good. Applications are done online and then someone gives you a call to schedule the interview with the department manager. The manager then gets back to you following the interview to let you know if you are offered the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made and I had the option to accept or decline.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Assistant Professor In Health Sciences Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Standard two presentations; misleading statements about the amount of support and collegiality there would be, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What endpoints will you use to evaluate your experiments?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a higher start-up package than expected - the only thing good about the department was the Chair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Wrote a letter to my PI with my CV. I was invited out for an interview, which involved a presentation of my research with detailed questions and answers followed by a discussion of potential projects with the PI and one on one meetings with other individuals in the lab.

    Interview Questions
    • I presented my PhD research, and was grilled by the entire lab on my technical work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no real negotiation phase. postdoc salaries are linked to the NIH scale. I was able to decide when I started.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Clinical RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Email communications with manager followed by formal interview with manager followed by peer interview

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker and explain how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was through informal talks with a professor

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Taking a class from the professor helps a long way in securing a research assistant position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Hired through routine graduate program administration procedure - applied internationally to the graduate program and the graduate research assistant position with personal statement, resume, and reference letter before the deadline. 5 months later got an invitation letter, and the graduate research assistant position. It was a very regular graduate school application procedure.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Straightforward RA salary based on NIH guideline
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    An interview was set up initially by emailing the individual principle investigator of the lab. The interview consisted of talking about my previous research experiences, what my duties would entail, and a tour of the laboratory facilities and an introduction to other lab personnel. I received an offer within a week, but I waited several weeks to respond while I sorted out my options.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions, but I did get an unexpected question about my convictions of working with human embryonic stem cells. I was also asked if I would mind maintaining mouse colonies for genetic research. Between animal right activists and religious people, they have to ask those kind of questions in order to know whether or not I could perform the work that they were hiring me to do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for $2/hour more based on my experience and education.
    Accepted Offer

See What University of Utah Employees Are Saying

 Former Director in Salt Lake City, UT

Pros: “Excellent benefit choices, holiday breaks, due to size opportunity for advancement.” Full Review

Worked for University of Utah? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.