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Yale University Interview Questions & Reviews in Connecticut

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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Web Content Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New Haven, CT

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Yale University in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online and was culled from interview process the same day.

Interview Question – No questions asked.   Answer Question

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
New Haven, CT

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Yale University in March 2011.

Interview Details – The process was quick and easy because the lab was in immediate need of assistants and the job qualifications were minimal.

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Graduate Student Interview

Graduate Student
New Haven, CT

I interviewed at Yale University in February 2012.

Interview Details – Online application followed by initial contact with PI and a 45 min interview with PI and another professor.

Interview Question – Have you looked into previous work done on these lines?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Development Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
New Haven, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yale University.

Interview Details – Informal interview with a senior associate in the dept led to interviews with Principal Gifts Officer, Principal Gifts Director, and other Development Associates. Then completed a directed writing sample.

Interview Question – Describe a conflict of interest you have encountered in your work and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. Took base salary of $47,500.

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Associate Research Scientist Interview

Associate Research Scientist
New Haven, CT

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yale University in February 2009.

Interview Details – I was a postdoc for several years prior to being promoted to Associate Research Scientist

Interview Question – No unexpected questions were asked. I came prepared for the interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was little room for negotiation as it was an NIH funded position.

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Student Researcher Interview

Student Researcher
New Haven, CT

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yale University in January 2012.

Interview Details – After contacting the Professor, all it took was a submission of my resume, and transcript. I was hired within a few weeks.

Interview Question – None, everything was pretty standard. Yale really tries to get it's undergrads to do lab research - even for pay!   Answer Question

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Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant
New Haven, CT

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yale University in December 2008.

Interview Details – Submitted online application, called in for a screening interview in HR. Offered a position different from the one I applied to, at a higher level based on HR interview. Yale can be slow to fill jobs, they don't have the same pressures as a private employer. It is common to not hear anything for a month or more and then be called for an interview. Very strict on requirements, especially education and years of experience.

Interview Question – They focus on demonstrated accomplishments, so you will be asked to provide examples.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a unionized position so there was no negotiation.

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Associate Director of Community Research Interview

Anonymous Employee
New Haven, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Yale University in September 2008.

Interview Details – Great process with the physician who was hiring me. I met with him at his home and spent a few hours being interviewed and being able to ask him questions as well.

Interview Question – The Human Resources Department was very difficult to work with and it took 5 months to become a full time employee from a contact employee. They always asked how I was qualified for such a high level salary.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Crazy. The HR department at Yale is very specific and somewhat disorganized.

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
New Haven, CT

The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Yale University in May 2011.

Interview Details – Shortly after submitting my resume, I got a reply back confirming that the resume had been passed along. I then received an email requesting an interview a couple of days afterward. I was interviewed by a couple of people and I had the impression that it went pretty well overall. They were being positive and encouraging, but extremely vague on the timeline and I didn't hear from them for over five weeks, other than a brief non-informative reply back to my inquiry after three weeks. Later when I checked, they'd reposted the position with a totally different job description. I get that this happens, but they could have done a much better job of not leading candidates on and keeping them in unnecessary suspense.

Interview Question – Tell us about a difficult challenge you faced at work that you overcame.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
New Haven, CT

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yale University in May 2011.

Interview Details – how to calculate the sample size? how to handle the missing data? how to build regression models...

Interview Question – how to handle the missing data   Answer Question

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