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Boston University Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2017
135 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2. 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.

    Interview Questions

  3. 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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  4. 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

  5.  

    Assistant Director of Career Services Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by on campus interview. On campus lasted approximately 4 hours and included interviews with several different members of the college leadership. Overall a positive experience and I got the job.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Broadcast Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston University in August 2016.

    Interview

    Fake job they put the job on job board and after two days i got an email saying they found the right candidate.
    that is mean in two days only they found the right person without interviewing anyone else.


  7. Helpful (2)  

    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.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The interview consists of several parts. First was a phone interview. The potential PI called me and briefly introduced herself to me. Second, it was a on-site interview. I gave a presentation and had a lunch with group members. In the afternoon, I had a talk with the program chairman, she asked me about my passion and interest, as well as introduction of the program and the format of training I would get in the next 2 years.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to do in the future?
      What do you think T32 will help you?   Answer Question

  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    There was not a formal process--I was internal coming from a temporary position and was recommended for the position, taken out to lunch, and asked a few informal questions as they already knew my work ethic.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I think that I could contribute to the marketing efforts of (enter department name)?   Answer Question

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Pros: “It's nice working for a large institution. Admissions especially is a very nice environment. And the employees are mostly students, so it's not uncommon to be part time”“It's nice working for a large institution. Admissions especially is a very nice environment. And the employees are mostly students, so it's not uncommon to be part time” – Full Review

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