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Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015
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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    Long drawn out, confused, muddled. One minute they interviewed for position then a few hours later apologized as post was taken, then one week later received offer for more interviews. knew something was up.

    Interview Questions
    • Was told by employer what a confused and horrific place to work - I assumed it was sour grapes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Just sent an email with offer and salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application online, a month later I received an email for an interview from a professor in the department and an on-site presentation/interview was scheduled. I presented my PhD dissertation for ~45 min. and was asked a lot of questions about my research findings and potential problems and perspective in general.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone interview with a recruiter from the HR department to evaluate my needs, we then set up an in person interview which was pretty standard. She evaluated my resume and spoke about my interests in order to determine what type of positions I would be best suited for. About a month later I went on 2 interviews for different departments, one of which they wanted me to go on a second round with the director, the other one I met with 4 different supervisors within the department and received an offer 2 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions; Why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very straight forward. They simply asked me to describe my resume and experiences, and asked me if I have any experience with certain skills. Most of the interview consisted of describing the position and the tasks that it entails. I had three mini interviews, about 10 minutes each, with three of the employees, each describing a different part of the job to me and asking me their own questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Patient Coordinator Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    Most thorough interview process I have ever been through. I was initially contacted in November 2013 and was still interviewing in March 2014 before I stopped the process to take another offer. I would've written sooner but I just learned of this website.

    I was contacted by a really excellent recruiter who sat with me and went over my goals and what I was looking for working at Weill Cornell. She set me up to participate in their interview event, which was kind of like speed dating. There were tables set up with several different departments that were all looking to hire (at least 10 departments there). You sit with each hiring manager(s) for 5 minutes and they ask you quick questions and information. Based off of this, the recruiter contacts you afterward with the departments that would like to meet with you again.

    This is good, because it helps you line up a couple of interviews within the same organization. My only issue was that the hiring process was taking a long time. I am used to having to do only 1, maybe 2 interviews before getting a yes or a no. Their process is extensive. They want you to meet with everyone in the department to make sure you're a good fit for everyone. You have to be really patient if you're interested in this organization. After 4 months of interviewing and callbacks, I finally pulled the plug it was taking way too long and in the meantime another company extended a similar offer.

    Interview questions were pretty standard, but prepare to meet with a panel on more than one occasion. It was not a negative experience in any form, but it's draining.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions for an administrative role, be prepared to talk in detail about the work experiences you have done that relate to the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    Panel interviews for management and leadership positions. Conversational style. How would you approach a given situation. Many standard HR questions. What would your colleagues say about you. What would you superiors say about you. What would you change about prior supervisors. What is your management style. Interviews are spread over two or three visits. Interviews may be designed to see how much stamina you have. Evaluation in more than one social situation.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you manage communications and competing objectives between all of the collaborating organizations that partner with the institution.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you receive a reasonable offer, even if it is somewhat below peers, accept it and prove yourself from within the organization. There is generally minimal room for negotiation. Like may ivies it is best if you join because you have done your research and genuinely want to be a part of the institution.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    depending on the professor. usuallu the human resource will select the C.V. first and pick 3 to 5 potential candidate for interview, you will be notice by the human resource directly, and then it will depend on how the lab manager do. if u been picked for the interview, you usually will meet all the members of the lab, and take a tour of the lab environment, after that, u will be notice if u r recruited to the second round.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing specific difficult, just be professional about your job   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Patient Care Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    initially called by recruiter. scheduled me for panel interview. met with the head of the department, the practice manager, a person currently in the role and the recruiter. the panel interview was somewhat intimidating but the recruiter controlled the whole situation initiating questions about my experience and allowing me to answer..

    Interview Questions
    • behavior questions, talked about previous experiences & gave examples   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Animal Care Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    Interview Details

    It was simple and straight forward. Interview times are flexible and they are a day full of interviews with you and different people in management.You receive a walk through of the facility as well.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a co-worker that was not doing their job?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Research Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Weill Cornell Medical College in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was a two-tiered process. I was first interviewed by the lab's Principal Investigator (PI), then by HR at Cornell. The PI's questions were related to previous lab experience and techniques, while HR asked the more standard interview questions. All in all, everyone was very communicative and supportive throughout the process, and I have no complaints.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was related to a scientific technique that I learned a few years back, asked by the lab's PI. Mostly to check critical thinking skills and scientific acumen.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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