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Virginia Commonwealth University Interview Questions

Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Board interview of at least four people.Generic panel questions where they have to write answers to your questions and submit to hr. IF you don't get hired, won't tell you what you are lacking.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Interview Details

    When considering the position at the facility it is always professional. They didn't ask any trick questions and was very interested in the work i have done both past and future

    Negotiation Details
    Memorable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very smooth interview process that started with a request for interview after I submitted my application and resume online. The interview was the traditional panel type interview with basic questions ranging from "Why I want to work there" to "What to you know about online security". Nothing too difficult. Very friendly interviewers that made atmosphere fun and encouraging.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer did not meet industry standards

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fiscal Administrator Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Interview Details

    Very bureaucratic. They have to interview at least three people even if they know who they want to hire. All employees must be asked the exact same questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There were only questions pertinent to the job itself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tutor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Interview Details

    You have to meet a specific criterium and fill out an application. Next, you sit with the coordinator and have an interview. I felt it was pretty easy going and straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Interview Details

    Referred by faculty. Had to submit resume and cover letter. Made it through initial screening, met with employer and had a half an hour interview. It was not as stressful as regular job interview because there was just one interviewer and she was quite nice and amicable. About a week after the interview, I was notified that me and 2 other students had made it to the final round and would be required to attend a meeting with the group. After the meeting, each of us was interviewed separately by group members. This was a bit more stressful since they basically went round the table asking questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of when you were in a team of people with wildly different personalities and work styles, and how did you handle it. Couldn't think of any examples, instead of giving up immediately i stumbled through a pooorly-worded answer that i can't even remember anymore   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    OMFS Post Doc Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    4 interviewers, very conversational and relaxing

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Information Technology Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process takes a long time. They are a state organization but the HR department seems slower than most state organizations. The actual interview is average. They ask a series of questions to determine your basic skills both social and technical. Knowing someone to give you a recommendation will almost guarantee you an interview with most departments.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not have any unexpected questions. It is a relatively straightforward processes. If you have a high level of confidence you should be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They are a state organization and HR will try to take advantage especially if you are a recent graduate. I recommend to negotiate for higher pay. At least 5% more than what they offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Everyone around campus said it was hard to find research that pays, mostly this is true, but not if you go search at the MCV campus. I just walked into a research building and they asked if I was there for the lab tech interview, I said no. However, even with no knowledge or experience they asked if I wanted to work there because they were in urgent need of a lab tech. I got hired after 2 interviews (about a 2/3 week period). The first interview was over the phone to get background and basic information. The second interview was to come in and meet the faculty at the lab, tour, and a skills test.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience to do you have working in a lab such as this one?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered to pay $10-14, I said $12 to take the median pay, and they accepted the offer and I accepted the job!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Virginia Commonwealth University in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, didn't hear anything for a month or more then I got an out of the blue phone call. Did a quick phone interview, just basic questions was told that I'd hear back if they were interested. Heard back a week or so later, went in for an interview about a week after that.

    Interviewed with one of the supervisors. Interview was fairly strait forward, was told that my references would be checked and they'd get back to me. All of my references were checked (though I believe they we're unable to reach at least one), and I was told to come back in for a background check (finger prints etc). After the background check I sort of assumed that I "had" the position but I didn't hear back for another 3 weeks. I contacted them several times and was told that certain HR people were on vacation and that was delaying the process. Finally got a call back and was told that training would take place in two weeks, I was also told that i would need to do a drug test before training (I was never explicitly told that I had the position during this time period).

    Overall a very poor hiring experience. Time from application to hiring was at least 4 months, time from first contact to hiring was at least 3 months. Communication during the process was poor. I think it's worth mentioning that all of this was a for a part time position paying $8.25.

    Hiring practice varies enormously from department to department, this occurred within the VCU Police Department.

    Interview Questions
    • What's you're greatest weakness (I can't believe people still ask this stupid question).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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