Gemological Institute of America Reviews

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  • Good job for those who are detail oriented.

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    Job security with decent pay.

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    The job felt repetitious at times, but going in I understood it was production oriented, so that was to be expected.

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Gemological Institute of America Interviews

Updated Feb 9, 2015
Updated Feb 9, 2015

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    Diamond Grader/Career Services Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Gemological Institute of America.

    Interview Details

    I actually interviewed for two positions with GIA. I didn't get either of them but the process was so fair and impartial it was a great experience. I would recommend that you practice behavioral interviews questions over and over again. Make sure you can explain why you left one company to move to another. Many behavioral interview questions can ask the same question but in a different way make sure your answers are consistent. The technical interview for the Diamond Grader position will be perfect for a biologist who is familiar working with a microscope. It's a laboratory position within a production environment so if you have experience performing repetitive tasks you should emphasis that during the interview. The campus in Carlsbad is beautiful and there is an opportunity to travel to other global locations as well. The educational training provided my the company is a great benefit to its employees.

    Interview Questions
    • What management style do you prefer and why?
      Describe a time when you used your communication skills to deal with a difficult co-worker?
       
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Website www.gia.edu
Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1931
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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