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Boston University Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Feb 16, 2017
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Very easy. One in person interview. Got a call a few days later saying I got the position. Was able to start working the following week after filling out paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a difficult person approaching the front desk?   Answer Question
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    This was an internal hire, so the interview was very brief and informal. It was more of a conversation about whether I would like to accept the position, and discussing logistics for how I'd function in the new role.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how I'd handle a difficult personnel problem.   Answer Question
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    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I actually applied for two positions just to see how I would fit in their department. One was for a Junior role and the other for a more Senior role. I did well in both to a point where they brought me in. However, that's where I discovered the oddness of their process that literally wasted a lot of my time.

    Apparently, they had an internal candidate for the Junior position, and although they told me I was overqualified, they gave that position to him. I was under qualified for the senior role however, and in the end I didn't end up getting any position. I spent a good amount of time prepping for this interview, which spanned over a month, lots of 3+ hour drives, expensive parking at the Prudential Center, and more.

    I would not put too much effort into applying for this position as there are things out of your control that could prevent you from getting in.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    There was first a phone interview, then an in-person. I did not get past the first in-person interview. I spoke with 7 different people at the in-person interview. They really wanted to see if I vibed with everyone I would have been working with. I spoke with two/three employees at a time, split up into three different interview sessions around the office.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
      Why do you want to work here?  
      Answer Question
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    Graduate Affairs Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I worked in the grad affairs office when I was a student at BU and found out about this position through my former supervisor. I applied online, about two weeks later they contacted me to set up a phone interview, which was pretty informal since it was with two people who I had worked with previously. Then about two weeks later had an in person interview with the three people who would be on my core team. A week and a half or so later someone from Human Resources called me and asked me to come in. I went to the office that day and had another interview with him and then he offered me the position. A lot of steps in the process but worth it in the end.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of two faculty and one staff member. The questions were specific to the job requirements, asking about relevant experience. There was an overview of what the program was about and the goals for development. Since there were faculty, the focus was on the job itself, with no "standard" interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have in international research contracts?   Answer Question
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston University (Quincy, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I had a very nice phone interview. It was very informative and I felt that my myself and my interviewer were able to learn a lot about each other including the kind of job I was looking for was well as kind of job responsibilities that the position that I was applying for would acquire.

    Interview Questions

    • Why have you not had a paper published recently?   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the primary investigator of the project I was working. We had 1 formal and 1 informal interview for the position. They discussed the details of the project and the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What past experiences have prepared you for this position?   Answer Question
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    Department Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I responded to an ad and was contacted by Human Resources Dept. After a brief screening with Human Resources I had a couple of rounds of interviews with the department chief as well as members of faculty and some staff members

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    IS&T Questrom Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    One on one interview with IT head of Questrom Business School. He was very kind. I was a bit early, and business casual dressed. The latter did a good imression, the first i dont think so, he seemed like he didnt like that I was early. I was really anxious, and couldnt get a word out of me. It was my first interview

    Interview Questions

    • Fit Questions, Actual knowledge of CSS and Web Development   Answer Question
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