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Columbia University Research Analyst Interview Questions

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Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in October 2013.

Interview

First stage: Phone interview with HR, which includes a salary screen. I didn't fit in their range and they told me so and told me what the ceiling for the position is. We agreed to proceed.

Second stage: An interview with HR and the head of the research team (1/2 hr), followed by a 1/2 hr with an associate director. The HR and head of the team created a good impression on me. They asked general questions about my current work and said little about what skills are needed for the position. That made it tough to show them that I have the skills needed.

The associate director was a little strange. He was newly promoted and had no interviewing skills. Appeared unable to describe the company culture and his management style.

The time limits of both parts of the interview were enforced strictly; they actually cut me off to say we are out of time.

There was zero follow-up on their part, although they promised they will be in touch in "a couple of weeks." After a while, the HR person wrote to me that "we are still recruiting." No closure.

Interview Questions

  • Frankly, the most unexpected part was how little they asked me.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Columbia University

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Submission of cover letter and resume for the position
    Brief interview with the Professor focusing on the basic stuff - past experiences, skill sets in my case programming experience, experience interacting with students in a teaching/ mentor capacity, interest in particular course and relevance to career path, reading up and familiarity with the course syllabus would be useful

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any prior experience working with undergrad students in the capacity of a tutor?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, and one in person interview. The process was fairly easy and straightforward it was just very time consuming. It seemed like the same questions were being asked by everyone I interviewed with. And some of the HR interviewers didn't seem to be very familiar with the job.

    Interview Questions

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