University of Washington Interview Questions in Washington State

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Washington in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard interview questions. First was a phone screen, and then a couple days later an email for an invite to an in person interview. The in person lasted two hours, with the first hour being with three people in the office, then a couple one on one interviews. The questions were clear and nothing to throw you off.

    Interview Questions
    • None. They had a sheet with general questions about experience and scenarios you have either had or will probably need to deal with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As others have stated, there is no negotiation process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Washington in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online Aug 1, 2013. First contact was Aug 27th boilerplate email, "Dear Candidate...we're conducting 15 minute phone interviews over the next 3 days, if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please choose a time from one of the following 4 hour blocks and we will call you. 15 minute phone interview on was with the Administrator of the department, mostly feeling me out about the (low) pay range. An email followed that day requesting an in person interview the following week.

    Parking is challenging, get a ride if possible. Interview was approximately 1.5 hours long with 3 people, the Administrator I'd been emailing/speaking with previously, and 2 Department Heads. Questions were very standard, read from an HR form, "Describe a time when you faced a conflict with a coworker and how you handled it", "If you were given an assignment and a deadline that you found was impossible to meet...", etc.

    Overall it seemed to go very well. Both Department heads seemed very interested and impressed. Administrator was quiet.

    Got a form email on 9/25/13 that another candidate had been chosen.

    (The position had been eliminated a year previously due to budget cuts. It felt as though I may have been one of several required competitive candidates, so they could bring back the person who'd previously held the position. But this is only a guess.)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    professor-interview over Skype, where the professor asked about how I view his research and what I would like to do in future projects. Also asked about was the previous research experience.

    Interview Questions
    • techniques used in prior research and techniques expected in future projects   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    CLUE Tutor--physics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    After submitting a resume and cover letter, qualified applicants are contacted for an in-person interview. The 90-minute interview process has two stages. The first is a skills test, with which the prospective tutor demonstrates their ability to answer, or at least try to elucidate, physics questions that would typically be asked during a drop-in tutoring session. The second is a panel interview, with the current lead tutor (and incoming, if any), assistant director of ASP, and possibly the director. The panel interview has a typical interview portion ("describe a conflict you overcame..." etc), and a role-playing portion.

    Interview Questions
    • The most interesting question I was asked during my own interview was about how to handle a student who regularly used profanity, violent language, and raised their voice when speaking to tutors. I gathered that this was not abstract, but an actual problem presented by a regular student. (Though, mercifully, this is not a typical problem at this tutoring center.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. The minimum pay is set by a collective bargaining agreement, and in four years I never saw any instances of CLUE paying above the minimum. Hours are somewhat negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Washington in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I found the ad through my PI's website. I sent an email inquiring about the position and was asked to submit my CV in return. It was only a few days after that I was asked to have a brief phone interview where I was asked a few questions about my background and skills. Nothing too difficult and everyone was pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably the most challenging was whether I planned to stay in academia. Because I am not entirely sure if I do, I didn't want it to affect my chances for the job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I requested an increase in salary and flexible schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Washington in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, followed by one in person interview before receiving offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    In addition to salary caps, you may be up against budget caps. But it never hurts to ask.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Washington in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    apply based on internal referal

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected, show your background and skills in the position you apply   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Washington in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Group Interview with multiple people

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with difficult coworkers   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was offered the position and salary as is.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at University of Washington.

    Interview Details

    Will suggest to contact the professor directly to discuss the potential research project. Also contact her/his current graduate student will be extremely helpful given that professor are usually very busy to reply the emails.

    Interview Questions
    • No tricky question. Make sure you emphasize your research interest.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Washington in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Pleasant interviewers, 3 person panel. Wanted to know about my passion for the mission, how my education had prepared me for the position, wanted real life examples whenever possible. It was obvious that there was a definite need for the position to be filled, but an unwillingness to take just anyone. The position had been offered to someone that had lied about their work experience on LinkedIn, that individuals offer was then rescinded.

    Interview Questions
    • Following the interview I was asked to prepare a line item budget in Excel.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offered and Accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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