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Boston University Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2017
126 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    Just informal chat with one of the computer science professors there. Asked a little about past experience in the area that you're applying to and future plan such as whether you want to do an internship during the summer.

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  2.  

    Senior Development Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I got a call from someone from talent management to set up a meeting. The interview process took two weeks and I met eight people - most on my team, 1 person from hr, 1 person from development talent management. Everyone was very nice.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    Very laid back and pleasant experience. Hiring manager was very professional. Received call from hiring manager as opposed to HR, went through three rounds of interviews. One interview was a panel of approximately six people, with whom the individual in the position would have regular contact. Questions were mostly about background experience and what I would bring to the position. Overall a great group of people.

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  4.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online, heard back a couple days later, and interviewed early the next week. The whole process was fast and efficient. I was very happy with the way they handled the situation.

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  5. Helpful (3)  

    Academic Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I met with my supervisor as well as someone who held a similar role to what I would be doing. The first interview was 30 minutes long. My second round interview was with the leadership team and lasted about an hour. I got a short tour and then left. My third interview was a meeting with HR to discuss their job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you had to support a student in crisis.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    [After reaching out to professor]Meet with professor one wants to do research under. He looks through your resume and sees if you are a good fit. After then you are asked some question about your knowledge and then you are shown the lab, etc.

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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
  8. Helpful (1)  

    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.

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    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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  10. Helpful (4)  

    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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