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University of Wisconsin-Madison Interview Questions

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Research Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    New interviewer with experienced predecessor. Generic classic questions you can find online. The interviewer was unsure and looked to the predecessor in questioning. I left the interview without even discussing my qualifications. I would not call this experience a professional one. I have worked in other establishments where talent specific qualities were identified and acknowledged. Here I did not get that feeling at all.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had 2 panel interviews: one with peers and manager, second with physicians. All contact was made through HR. There was about a month turn around from when the application was submitted to when I started. I believe that the process has changed from when I was hired. Most contact seems to come through the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - was told where I would be starting.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Student (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    A month or two after I applied online, the department chair called me and informed me that the program would like for me to interview. They paid for my flight and hotel. The faculty, staff, and current graduate students were friendly and helpful. I was allowed to select 4-5 faculty members with whom I would like to meet. All of my chosen faculty members were able to meet with me except for one, who was out of town. There were 6 meetings that day. 4 of the meetings were with the faculty members I selected, one was with the department chair, and the last meeting was with a member of the selection committee. I was informed of their decision within 6 weeks of the interview. It would have been sooner, but I had apparently been wait-listed.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty straightforward. They asked me about my undergraduate research, why I was interested in the graduate program, and why I thought it would be a good match for me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Lead Accountant - UW Madison Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three stages....first, written response to the "exam" which is the actual application part, consisting of three to four or more questions. The telephone interview came next and they emailed me about an hour before with more questions they wanted to ask. The telephone interview was with a panel of 3-4 people, and is extremely difficult to gage as you can not read their expressions or body language. Finally the in person interview was between two groups of four people each time. And again they emailed me two pages of questions which you can prepare responses to ahead of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you had to deal with a group of difficult people, and what you did to handle them?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty smooth. Our department is small. It's hard to get funding for a PhD Student. We don't have undergraduates, so no TA position available. Sometimes we need to look for fundings from another department.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Responded to ad with job application letter and resume. Called to come for personal interview. Three on One interview with program director and two staff members. Background check. Reference check. Offered job. Accepted and began two weeks later.

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    Negotiation Details
    Offered 25% appointment for one year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Program Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Long delays in communication between initial application and interview process. Though I expected a two-step process, there was only one interview held over a half-day with various groups and individuals.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected or creative interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was convinced that there were no negotiations possible, as the hiring manager offered the maximum allowed by the ruling College's HR official. I later learned that this was all a fiction.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Supervisor Position Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Applied through student job center, got an email inviting to interview within two weeks. Interviewed the next week and got a response the week after. The process was relax and the interviewers did not make me feel uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you manage a group of college students when you, yourself is a college student?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process, but it is a police department and want to know who they are hiring. Sometimes it does take them a while to make a decision. Most people do not make it through the background check because they are not honest about their past.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They tell you up front what you will be paid. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Student Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    There was a two step interview process. The first round was with two administrative staff and the department chair. The second interview was with two program-affiliated faculty.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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