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Pacific Science Center Interview Questions

Updated Apr 28, 2017
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    Front End Guest Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Within a few days of submitting my application I was contacted about setting up an in person interview. The interview was about an hour and located at the pacific science center. I interviewed with the current guest service manager and guest service director. It was a very smooth process up until now. I was told I would receive notification either way. I have still not heard whether I have been moved on or not. I will be contacting shortly to figure out the details. Other than this small hiccup it has been a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me three words your peers would use to describe you?   Answer Question

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    Guest Service Team Member - Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I applied and then was called into a group interview. It was a relaxing atmosphere and wasn't awkward at all. There were different parts of the interview so we did several different activity-type rounds. It was very group focused so there was not pressure on you individually. They really just want to see how you interact with people.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond to an aggressively unhappy guest?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Data Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call for a phone screen the next day. Phone screen lasted about 20 minutes and was asked about my experience, why I wanted to work for the science center, and what skills I could bring to the role. Got a call back a couple of days later for an in-person interview. Interview was with 2 people and lasted about an hour. Interviewers were very nice and the questions were pretty typical (what are your long term goals, behavioral/situational type questions).

    Interview Questions

    Pacific Science Center Response

    Feb 12, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate all of our reviews on Glassdoor so that we can improve and provide the best experience possible to our candidates.


  4.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and roughly a week and half later, I received an email to come in for interview.
    This was an In-Person interview with detail instruction to the interview location. Afterwards, I was contacted to provide References. HR responded quickly regarding any questions I had during this process and was very helpful. I thought the Hiring Manager and HR team were very prepared and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your background experience in ---?   Answer Question
    • What role do you play best in team environment?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Imax Usher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Group interview with about 10 other applicants (about 5 applying for the Usher position and the other 5 for the Concessions position). Panel included about 5 or so supervisors from the usher, concessions, and laser departments, as well as the the overall theater operation head. They asked a lot of fairly easy situational questions to the group about how you would interact with guests in a given, usually unlikely, context. We would go to a certain side of the room to signal our answer and they would call on a few people from each side to explain their reasoning. At one point we broke into twos or threes and rotated around the room and talked to each supervisor more personally. At the end they asked the ushers to prepare and give a speech, as if you were actually giving one to an audience (they gave you a sheet with some info about a film to prepare). They also told us to pick one person in the group that we would hire and write it down on a piece of paper. Got an email to submit references a little bit after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of fairly easy situational questions about how you would interact with guests in a given, usually unlikely, context.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Exhibits Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Employer reached out via email correspondence quickly after submitting application. Scheduled an interview date, brought prepared materials to group interview. Employer checked references and conducted a background check during the week after the interview and got back to me a week after. Total of about a 2 week process.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave different scenarios for the interviewee to describe the next course of action such as, "If a coworker is socializing too much while working to the point that it is interfering with your work, how would you handle that situation?"   1 Answer

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    IMAX Concessions Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    They posted on their own site, which you sign up for, then you post a resume, fill out the online application & then wait. I got a email reply for 1-on-2 interview with the 2 managers. There was suppose to be a group interview but I was not able to attend, hence the private interview. The managers are friendly & knew that this was seasonal & wanted to make sure that everyone knew this. Easy process.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Summer Camps Assistant Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    One quick interview (I did mine over Skype)! They basically just want to know how you would handle different stressful situations and what your teaching philosophy is. Super ease, straightforward questions to see how you get along with others. I think that if you interview in person, you actually have to have a lesson plan prepared. I found out that I got it within one week of the interview!

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was emailed almost immediately after submitting an application online to schedule a group interview. Lead teachers and assistant teachers were all being interviewed at the same time with around 15 people per group. We were asked many behavior and "what if" or "what would you do" type questions. Then we were given an example of a lesson plan and had to prepare a lesson and give it in front of the group.

    Interview Questions

    • it was very difficult but the most important part is probably having to do a lesson plan in front of the whole group.   Answer Question

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    Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center in October 2013.

    Interview

    Extensive phone screening with HR. In person interview with Executive Director and entire accounting staff plus a couple of peers. There was a strict script the panel interview group used, with each one reading a question in turn. I understand the need to be consistent but it was a very clinical experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a question about if there was missing cash how I would go about reconciling the discrepancy.   Answer Question

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