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Johns Hopkins University Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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    Senior Research Data Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was multi-staged. First with HR department; then with the local department looking to employ a candidate. HR interview was more general and broad: tell me about yourself stuff; while local department was more specific to the advertised position and very very thorough. You need to know the meat and onions of how to do the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. How do you interpret diversity?   Answer Question
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    MSE CBID Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corvallis, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Corvallis, OR).

    Interview

    Skype interview with Johns Hopkins professor and alumni of the program. Mostly behavioral questions and a few questions about my research experiences. Overall both interviewers were very friendly and easy to communicate with. Near the end they asked some tricky questions regarding the entrepreneurial aspect of the program and its ties to developing countries, which was the most difficult part of the interview

    Interview Questions

    • How would you apply your past research to a developing country and why?   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in January 2011.

    Interview

    As with many management jobs, there was a series of multiple interviews with a myriad of future colleagues, supervisors, and even subordinates. Both individual and team interviews needed to be utilized due to the sheer number of people with whom we were required to me.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was not much of a negotiation period. My offer was pretty much a "this is what we can afford to pay you" situation. I was able to move them up a bit, but not a great deal.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University.

    Interview

    Two interviews - human resources department and hiring department (usually at two different locations). Complete human resources documentation and in some instances software tests.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me why you would want to work at Johns Hopkins University.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Salary

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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in September 2013.

    Interview

    First interview was just with the HR representative and included 4 computer tests, proofreading, MS Word, MS Excel, and writing. Interview questions were fairly typical for an HR interview. Was asked to come back for a second interview at the end of this one.
    Second interview was a week later with the Director and an employee who previously held the same position. Was a pretty casual interview. No real grilling or formal questions. More interested in my experience and how it applied to the position. Got a follow up phone call from HR a day or two later for a third interview.
    Third interview was a week after the second and was a group interview that involed the rest of the department, 6 employees. About 3 of the employees had a fair number of questions, others were more quiet. Some felt more formal, others more relaxed.
    Through the entire process, HR was good about sending confirmation emails including the names and titles of all the interview participants.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was too unexpected. The HR questions were more the formal interview type. The rest were more relaxed.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. The HR rep asked me about salary in the beginning and they actually offered me more than I initially requested.

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    Senior Associate Director of Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Several initial screenings and phone interviews. Invited me for a full day (9am - 4pm) spent meeting with a dozen or so people at all levels. Felt it went very well. Everyone was very friendly and positive and encouraging. Was very surprised when I was told I was not moving forward in the process, based on my experiences during the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a gift that you didn't close and why it didn't work out.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University in January 2011.

    Interview

    The interview lasted for two days. I talked with about 20 different people, each one for about 30 min. The people here are generally nice. However, they might ask you some trick questions. The questions differ person by person. I also had to give two different seminars, one about my current work and the other about my future plan.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in March 2012.

    Interview

    First half of the interview was behavioral asking mainly about experiences on my resume. Second half I was asked to answer a few questions on a whiteboard about some signal processing.

    Interview Questions

    • What does a pulse wave look like in the frequency domain   Answer Question
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    Helpdesk Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Found the job through staffing agency. Great workplace, very kind staff and managers. An overall pleasant experience even though I didn't get the job. They kind of overdid it with an almost 2 hour interview, made me repeat the same things to almost all of the staff, since they interviewed me seperately, but I guess it's just how they work.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had an unhappy customer on the phone. How did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • Do you have any questions about this company?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in June 2009.

    Interview

    They required two writing samples, one phone interview in French, followed by an in person interview in English in front of a panel. They didn't seem to know what it was they were looking for, and were stalling on hiring someone because funding for the project hadn't yet come through.

    Interview Questions

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