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MIT Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2017
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  1.  

    Campus Tour Guide Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    There is a brief training period and a few meetings with management. The interview process isn't overly rigorous if you have a good attitude and demonstrate a willingness to learn the tour content.

    Interview Questions

    • Shadow a current tour guide then give a practice tour of your own after completing a test demonstrating proficiency of campus / tour guide knowledge.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    Most professors will invite you onsite for a talk, then you will speak to each one of their students. Generally the way to get in is to have people like you, not to come off as a "know-it-all".

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to come to MIT?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Admissions Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MIT in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was a very short interview. The interviewer asked my interest in the position, then asked if I had any other questions for him. I wasn't sure if that was how all interviews went or if he wanted to cut my interview short due to lack of interest in my candidacy.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Freelance Copy Editor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with two people. Pleasant, friendly, professional, asked pertinent questions, were open to questions from me. They were honest with me that they had another candidate to talk to, and said they would get back to me. When the manager did a couple weeks later, it was an email to say they'd gone with someone else, but she was kind enough to explain that the other candidate had more website experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you help your previous employer to increase their distribution (I had mentioned this on my resume). Tell us about your web-building experience.   Answer Question

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    Technical Associate 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 MIT (Boston, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied on line and received a call for a 30 min phone interview with the lab team member. The questions were about my previous experiences and some technical part. I didn't get the offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    The whole process was sloppy once my application was sent to the Hiring team. They never replied to my follow up emails. Leaving me with an impression that they are rude and best that I am not their peer.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one issue you had to deal with and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Administrative Assistant II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    40 minutes with the hiring manager. Very pleasant, conversational interview. Basically about my background and why would I like to work there. Also, we discussed their expectations and then the hiring manager answered my questions about work culture, and how it looks like working there.

    Interview Questions

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    Communications Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screen from HR about 1 month after application submitted. Follow-up HR skype interview 1 week later. Two additional skype interviews after another week. On-site interview after another week with 3 other people plus head of HR. NO FOLLOW UPS! They took over a week to reply to each of my emails, most of which said they had "other priorities" that were getting in the way and that they hoped to reply to me "soon." After almost 2 months of this (past on-site interview) they finally said they had moved on to other candidates (in response to my email).

    The interviews were pleasant and they covered all costs associated with the on-site trip, but the lack of communications afterward was quite rude.

    Interview Questions


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    Cable and Harness Designer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at MIT (Lexington, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It was a very professional interview with clear expectation. I was shown the work environment and it was described to me what hardware and software to be used. Shortly after I showed them my work I was told pretty much that they were satisfied and the interview ended much quicker then I expected.

    Interview Questions

    • I how I felt about being a team player.   1 Answer

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Full day meeting with students and postdocs in the same lab. During each 30 min individual meeting, discuss with people about their current research, life, and fun places around MIT. Not stressful as discussions are really casual. Everyone will have their evaluation sent to the PI after the candidate left. Remember, lunch is also part of the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you do during your PhD.   1 Answer

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