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University of Waterloo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview first; if passed, flowed by on-site 1:1 interview; if passed, job offer will come.

Interview Question – Reverse the word sequence in a string   View Answer

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Sys Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in February 2010.

Interview Details – 2 Strings each take 1/2 hr long to burn out at unknown rate , how do you time 45 min?

Interview Question – 2 Strings each take 1/2 hr long to burn out at unknown rate , how do you time 45 min?   View Answer

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Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

Postdoctoral Researcher

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2011.

Interview Details – I have been interviewed once. It was phone-interview. I can suggest that you should remain relax because it makes easy to understand and explain what you want to say. Sometimes nervous can ruin all interview.

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details – Very straight forward. I was interviewed by a professor. Questions about academic and any extracurricular activities I was involved in.

Interview Question – What part of your professional life as a student would you change and why?   Answer Question

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Researcher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

The process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo in April 2012.

Interview Details – Basically talk about your plan of your research work

Negotiation Details – no negotiation, mathematician usually don't have much funding

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Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Waterloo in July 2011.

Interview Details – It was an interview over the phone for about 30 min. We were talking about my background, experience, research interests, and future plans. I asked about the projects to work on, conference attendance, collaboration with other people. I was told about the potential projects, the lab, and the conference attendance policy.

Interview Question – I did not have any difficult or unexpected question during the interview   View Answer

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Clerk Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Waterloo in August 2010.

Interview Details – There will be one I interview before the hiring and it is mostly luck of the draw. There is a lot of internal promotion and external recruiting.

Interview Question – How do you resolve a conflict between two people if you do not understand the problem.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Events and Outreach Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2011.

Interview Details – Very friendly interview, one interview and will be chosen through Jobmine.
Constant email communication between supervisor before and after interview.

Interview Question – Tell us when you had to negotiate tasks under a stressful situation and tell us how and why you handled it that way.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Email back and forth and visiting. Very casual and informal.

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Accepted Offer

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details – It was simple and straight forward. They told me straight away what the project is and what skills they are looking for. And asking me what can i do for them.

Interview Question – Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question

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Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2013.

Interview Details – One half hour interview in-person with supervisor, followed by a 10 minute Excel proficiency test.

Interview Question – Personality/Problem-solving questions   Answer Question

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