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MIT Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2017
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at MIT in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was fine but the program director was incredibly rude and actively snickered and was surprised by my experience. I was interviewed by the current program manager who was leaving and the program director. They both asked questions from a designated list. The program director was very clear that she started the program and seemed to be making a point to let me know things would go through her and she was quite particular about how things were done.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you believe will be the most rewarding and most difficult aspect of the job?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your experience with event planning   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Simple interview about my experience in the subject of research with the faculty team.
    I knew the professor before hand, and I just submitted my CV to complement my application for the job. I helped TAing a class as part of the job as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Previous experience in the area of research?
      Takeaways from that experience.  
      1 Answer

  3.  

    Technical Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Overall, it went well. Met with lab staff in addition to the main professor. Had a group of people all part of the group I would be working in interview me all at once. Took about 3 hours. My experience matched up well with the lab's needs. The McGovern Institute is beautiful and everything seemed top-of-the-line

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    skype interview with the team. they asked mainly about the resume , skills you know , for eg. I said I know mysql , so they , how good you are at. also ruby on rails questions.

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    Technical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MIT in March 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with the head of the lab and assistant over Skype. Shortly after, I was asked for references. Only a few days after that, I received an unofficial offer. Overall, it was a very quick process. During the interview, it was easy to tell that my skills and interests aligned with those of the lab. The questions were straightforward and clearly asked to ensure that I would be a good fit with the lab.

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    Marketing Strategy Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interviewers are pretty nice and you won't feel anxious during the process. They also provide with some drinks and snacks. So pretty laid-back atmosphere. And they asked some questions based on your previous experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk briefly about your previous professional experiences   Answer Question

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    Lab Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    She was friendly but they didn't specify what was needed for the position so I was rejected. But they were both very nice and very fast with the process. Overall an okay interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't understand why you stayed in one lab for so long.   Answer Question

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    Facilities Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    It was just a procedure showing that "we have an equal opportunity".... They hire the people they know like friends, etc. so you have no chance. If you do not know hiring director, do not waste your time.

    My interview was pretty much fake. They even did not have a question to ask.


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    STEM Program Manager OEOP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    I applied online, the MIT HR representative contacted me via email before the holidays to set up an interview after the holidays. I responded, but never heard back. I sent another email and the HR rep scheduled an interview. The interview involved meeting with the general manager, other program managers, an HR representative, and the program director. They typically split the interview into several days and take candidates out to lunch, but I live a significant distance away so I met with everyone on one day and they took me out for coffee.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience connecting with a diverse group of students?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever dealt with an emergency situation with students, and if so, how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Internet application required CV and cover letter. Phone interview, on site interview including seminar before receiving an offer. During the phone interview I received general background research questions from 3 people and more sitting in the background. On site interview included 1:1 with 7 professors/researchers and a 1 hour seminar.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I asked and received a moving reimbursement of 2000$.


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