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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Interview Questions

Interviews at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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    Law Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed by the assistant attorney general along with another member of the office. Was asked detailed questions about my construction background because they handle home improvement contractor hearings. I wasn't asked a lot of legal questions. They were just trying to get a feel of who I was to see if I would mesh with their team.

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    Lab Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jamaica Plain, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Jamaica Plain, MA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    1 interview - receive offer within a week

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not flexible - it's set.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Spring Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewer skimmed through my resume and asked me about some of the experiences that I have had. The interview was pretty informal and he told me about what the internship entails and he was very kind to tell me about his own experience working there, and the work environment. At the end of the interview, he told me that he would get back to me soon which he did within 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • At the "(the organization that I have worked at previously), what were some of your responsibilities and what did you gain from it?"   Answer Question

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    Clerk Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Responsive to application, and scheduled quickly. Did not know in advance that there would be three people in the room.
    Was very casual, and not many questions were asked. Lasted 30 min.

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    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Called in and sat for several interviews. Sat with a panel that ranged from 3 to as many as 10 people from the agency that asked about 10 questions. Questions were about disabilities, importance of diversity, getting along with co-workers, job placement and development and rehab counseling. Some questions were behavioral and you were given a scenario and asked to discuss what would you do. Interviewers are matter of fact and generally unfriendly. I was told to expect this coming into it because it was done to minimize bias.

    Interview Questions

    • May be asked about protocol, policy and procedure. If you lack professional work experience these may be hard questions to answer off the cuff.   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Completed a phone screening, required case study, and in-person interview. The interview was with five staff members. Was asked to present findings from the case study. The interview lasted roughly 30 minutes.

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3 step interview. Phone screening, sit down interview with other ADA's. Sit down interview with senior staff. Process is intense as job comes with a lot of responsibility and has steep learning curve.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Danvers, MA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied in person at the main Hogan office in Danvers, MA. The process took a few weeks. I was called for an interview and exchanged e-mails with the hiring manager- we found a time fairly quickly that worked for both of us. It was a 1:1 interview and very easy going and conversation like. I was given an offer on the spot but took a few weeks to go through HR.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Interview

    Submitted resume and was requested an interview within the same week. I went to the interview and got to meet the Inspector General and answer questions. I received the job by the end of the day. Just be very friendly. You were not expected to know everything the office does but you should look like you are very interested in sharing.

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    Negotiation

    I was told compensation on the spot. Nonnegotiable


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Interview

    Online application (cover letter, resume, recommendations). Phone interview with intern coordinator, followed a few days later by a phone interview with the department head. Both lasted about 30 minutes and were friendly and conversational - questions were fairly standard (resume questions, career future, etc.) - nothing unexpected or very surprising.

    Interview Questions

    • What part of the Governor's policy agenda are you most interested in?   Answer Question

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