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Johns Hopkins University Interview Questions

Updated May 3, 2017
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    M S In Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Be ready for common questions

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    I went through a round of interviews there and had an unpleasant experience with an hr person. I could tell she didn't see the value in interviewing me and told me, in fact, that some of the experience listed on my resume was irrelevant. Throughout the interview she never smiled and seemed confused/not open to anything I had to say. She even rated my responses on a numerical scale in front of me, in plain view.

    When I was finally declined, the response I received was copy and pasted in different fonts. It was a pretty disheartening experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience in which you had to challenge authority.   Answer Question

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    How IS the Hiring Process Set-up? Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    After over 500+ resumes & job applications but never a call back or interview I am 100% confused with how JHHS & JHU handle the recruitment process. I could totally understand if I were applying for positions I'm unqualified for but that is so not the case here. I don't get it, am frustrated and am turned off.


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    Diffusion Tensor Imaging Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Phone Screen occurred first testing behavioral fit, more than anything else. Next, Technical Screen tested skills but mostly focused on neuroanatomy and neuroscience knowledge rather than neuroimaging programming expertise. Live Interview (3 hours with DTIStudio software) focused almost exclusively on neuroimaging coding expertise, particularly with C++, Java, and Python, specifically DIPY package for diffusion tensor imaging for Python.

    Interview Questions

    • What brute force method would you use to improve a particularly bad (null values) image scan's skull-stripping function? In what programming language and why??   1 Answer

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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in February 2016.

    Interview

    The process is very long. It includes 2 interviews: one with the immediate supervisor and manager and one with HR Rep. It was very frustrating due to poor communication. I keep giving them information they needed for references and they continued to call a lot trying to get my work references straight. Off never had any place have as much difficulty just checking a reference. But I assumed it was just an indication of their thoroughness. I was wrong.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of our areas are very dirty. Do you mind getting dirty?   1 Answer
    • Occasionally you may have to unplug a toilet. do you mind unplugging a toilet?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I would ask how the training process would work because I haven't a clue right now. There isn't a good process in place and I feel left out. When I ask questions I feel wrong for doing so. If they aren't clear, don't take the job. I wish I hadn't.


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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in April 2016.

    Interview

    Phone call interview. We went over everything that was in my resume. Then we went on to discuss my future plans with my life. Then we went through my resume again. She told she was at the very beginning and that if I was chosen she would return my call for an interview. The line of questioning made the phone interview slightly difficult considering that I had to explain a resume in its entirety as if I did not provide one, and she missed and mixed up most of my experiences. Most of the call was spent trying to clarify my resume and the flow and my actual experience despite it being in a one page resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I come to Baltimore?   1 Answer
    • How do I plan to go to school full time and work full time considering this position would be 8:30-9?   1 Answer
    • Why did I choose John Hopkins and and what are my future plans?   1 Answer

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    Report Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The interview began with test on the computer, which I was led to believe was very difficult. I found the test to be fairly easy. Next came the face to face interview with two managers, one consultant, and one

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult project you had?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Two technical phone screens with detailed, repetitive questions in areas such as ASP .NET MVC development, web development, SQL Server, etc. In-person programming test composed of creating three SQL Server queries against the AdventureWorks sample database and an ASP .NET MVC challenge involving adding a new field to a form and storing it in SQL Server using Entity Framework.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between VARCHAR and NVARCHAR in SQL Server?   Answer Question
    • How would you use the PARTITION functions in SQL Server?   Answer Question
    • How would you implement a string length limit of an object field in ASP .NET MVC/Entity Framework?   Answer Question

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in February 2014.

    Interview

    The application process is straight forward. Submit a resume and cover letter. If you are selected for an interview, you are asked to submit a lesson plan and then you must discuss the plan in your scripted phone interview. You will be asked many questions about pedagogy and teaching style. You will also be asked about many hypothetical situations in the classroom, including discipline and other conduct issues.

    Interview Questions


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    LAN Administrator III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Panel interview, multiple people asking questions. Some of the questions were technical, some of the questions were about you as a person. Interview lasted well over an hour. Multiple interviews were needed before a job offer was made. The entire process from interview to hire took six months.

    I also had the chance to participate in interviews of new candidates. Many times resumes were skipped over and interviews not offered based on spelling or formatting errors on resume. Technical questions are put into interviews that there is no clear answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions mostly.   1 Answer

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