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University of the Pacific Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Average Interview

Assistant Director Interview

Assistant Director
Stockton, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of the Pacific in October 2010.

Interview Details – Apply via the University's job site on main page (www.pacific.edu). Most jobs are reviewed by a committee who will then call applicant for an interview. Not required that applicants are notified that they will not be called in.

Interview Question – Questions on support for diversity.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Know what you are worth prior to going in and also get a feel for what they can pay you at starting (range is okay). Pay raises occur but are always small (2-4% range), so try and start at as high of a salary as you can. If the job only pays in th 40-60K range and you feel you are already at 60K, I probably wouldn't even bother applying. The job probably wouldn't challenge you anyhow.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Information Commons Assistant Interview

Information Commons Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of the Pacific.

Interview Details – It was a group interview, mainly asked situation based questions. For example, describe a situation where you've had a conflict with another team member. How did you handle the situation? How well is your knowledge with technology (Mainly Windows and Mac)? Describe software you are proficient in. Describe a challenge you face at another job, school, etc.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you've had a conflict with another team member,   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant I Interview

Administrative Assistant I
Stockton, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of the Pacific.

Interview Details – General interview reviewing initial application. There was a description of the department given as well as the expectations of the position. Pretty basic and easy.

Negotiation Details – Once the initial offer was made, discussions regarding commute, child care and comparison of current job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Support Specialist Interview

Technical Support Specialist
Stockton, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of the Pacific in April 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring process was pretty straight forward I expressed my interest in the position to the supervisor and handed him my résumé.. Since my position was a student job I got a call before the semester started and was asked a few simple it related questions like what is SATA

Interview Question – How do you remove hard drive from a computer without touching it   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Systems Administrator I Interview

Systems Administrator I

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of the Pacific.

Interview Details – Usually starts wiht a review of the resume and then a phone interview. If you qualify then moves on to the in person and could be a couple of these before a decision is made.

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate but I know of people that have and they are open to some negotiation but not much.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Biology Teaching Assistant Interview

Biology Teaching Assistant
Stockton, CA

Interviewed at University of the Pacific

Interview Details – Virtually all incoming graduate students into the Masters of Biological Sciences program get the option to receive a Teaching Assistant position. There is no interview for this process. There was also no interview for me to get into the program, but I was already an undergraduate at the university. I hear now that there is an interview to get into the program, but I have no details about the questions asked.

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant II Interview

Administrative Assistant II
Stockton, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of the Pacific in April 2012.

Interview Details – My initial interview was with a panel of five. I was very surprised by this and felt a little nervous. However, the interview went extremely well and I quickly felt very comfortable with everyone in the room. Most everyone was very nice, however, there was one person in the interview who I felt uncomfortable with. Either way, I left the interview feeling confident that I had done well and knew that I would accept an offer if they gave it. Within the same week, I was called to meet with the head of the department for a second interview, 1:1. I was much more nervous in this interview. Unfortunately, the person I interviewed with did a lot of talking, but not very much listening. By the time I was done with the interview, I knew all about them, but they knew very little about me. Wait, who was interviewing who?! After that meeting, I was so unclear about the interview that I left feeling unsure about whether or not I still wanted the position. I was called the following day and offered the position, so I ultimately accepted.

Interview Question – Tell us something about you that we may not know.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate slightly. I asked them to increase the salary offered by a small amount


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Student Tutor Interview

Student Tutor
Stockton, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of the Pacific in August 2011.

Interview Details – Very easy and you only needed good grades.

Negotiation Details – No, I was not.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Student Interview

Student

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of the Pacific in August 2008.

Interview Details – They mainly told me how I was part of the few to get called back to do an on campus interview to be a student. I accepted and now am a student here.

Interview Question – Why do you want to go here?   Answer Question

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