The process took a day - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in February 2012.
Interview Details – go through resume, why you apply for chemistry library, what you want to get from this position
Interview Question – what are you proud of? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – flexibility of work time
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in January 2010.
Interview Details – Nothing much to tell
Interview Question – Why do you want to join our research lab View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in November 2011.
Interview Details – The panel interview was as expected for University of Wisconsin - a "round up" of employees available to serve, some of which have no concept of what would (or wouldn't) make an applicant successful in the position. I was surprised however, with such a large institution, of some of the comments made during the process. Although I am no HR expert, they seem to have bordered on the illegal.
I earned one of two finalist spots and when I finally met with the ultimate hiring manager, he couldn't be bothered talking to me. Mostly spoke about himself and then cut us off at the half hour mark. It was apparent that the hiring decision was made prior to my interview and he was just going through the motions. It was disappointing that I took time off of work (two separate days, over two hours) to go through the interview process when, prepared my references, completed a background check, come to find out, the job went to an internal candidate that was earmarked from the beginning (based on a reliable internal source). The processes and procedures of University of Wisconsin require the protocol of a search and screen committee and panel interview. Although I feel I was the more qualified applicant, I regret I was simply used as a requirement fulfillment for this department to hire the person they had in mind from the beginning. My advice to future applicants is to verify if there is an internal applicant applying for the same position you are considering. If there is, I would suggest withdrawing your application as I have seen this very thing happen again and again at UW. It is a flaw in the system that unfortunately I fell victim to.
Interview Question – How good of writer are you? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in January 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview
Very Easy Interview
The process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in May 2009.
Interview Details – Short and to the point, offered lots of insight into what the position would entail. Interviewer proctored a skills test prior to beginning a 1:1 interview. After the interview, we toured the facility.
Interview Question – Which is more important in a leader: listening to others or accepting responsibility -- and maybe blame? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in October 2010.
Interview Details – Confirmation letter acknowledging application received. Phone call offering to schedule initial phone screening. Phone screening interview with three people lasting about 1 hour. Letter offering second in person interview. Second interview consisted of 1) Panel of students, faculty, staff 2) Independent interview with program director 3) 15 minute presentation open to all members of campus community followed by Q&A. Offer by email. Negotiation by phone and email.
Reason for Declining – Salary proposition too low.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in October 2010.
Interview Details – It first started with tough examination. The exam has fore sections and most of the people only managed to finished 2 sections. After that is a nice, inform section, going through the history of the company, the future they have. Most important, the hiring positions they have.
Interview Question – how do you know XXX Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in January 2009.
Interview Details – phone interview, then onsite, then offer
Interview Question – why do you think we would give you an offer? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in January 2008.
Interview Details – Questions about future research plan, interested area, interested professors.
Interview Question – What other offiers? Answer Question
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Wisconsin in November 2007.
Interview Details – First interviewed with Bookstore manger, then IMT manger.
Very quick, and simple interviews since the job was designed for a student working park time hours with no Benfits. Had to call many times to get the first interview, the Bookstore director is always busy. Was asked why I want this job, what do I hope to get out of it, past experience etc.. I did not bring a portfolio. I did mention my classes in webdesign. The IMT manger was more silent, and ackward.. I felt like I had to carry the interview, and do the talking. The bookstore was very busy, while the IMT department want slow and quiet. The bookstore depends on the IMT department to keep their site up and running.
Interview Question – why did you quit your last job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Pros: “Very large university with a lot of research equipment available for shared use. There is a specialist in just about ever field to consult with and most people are very willing to…” “Very large university with a lot of research equipment available for shared use. There is a specialist in just about ever field to consult with and most people are very willing to collaborate or give advice.” – Full Review
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