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Updated Jul 27, 2021

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Positive73%
Negative7%
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Campus Recruiting14%
In Person14%
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

Very simple and straightforward. Asked how I found the job, similar work history, and common interview questions. It seemed more like a formality. It I’d easier if you have overnight working abilities.

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  • What was a time you dealt with a difficult moment?
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Anonymous Employee

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Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

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Very long, Applied in January got first interview in March. Had two additional interviews and didn't get hired until May. Had a full day final interview with multiple people. Gave presentation and then long wait for offer.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

The interview process was easy. I was asked a few questions about previous employment and given "what if" situations to test my ethics. The interview lasted about 20 minutes but we made great conversation outside of the typical interview questions.

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  • How would you handle it if you found a student cheated off another?
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

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I interviewed with the department lead and supervisor together. The questions came alternately from everyone. The interview probably lasted about 20 - 30 minutes. Very friendly and accommodating interview schedule.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

The job was listed at word psu like many other affiliated jobs to the university. The process took around two weeks from the application day to the first day at Starbucks.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

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Two professors asked several very basic questions about my research interests and career goal. The main objective is to check whether the candidate is matched with the department. They are friendly and very helpful.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I applied through an employee referral I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

easy process. just simple discussion about your current work and what you will be doing. no BS behavior questions. You need a strong research background and know what you are good at and what you want to do in future.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Neutral Experience
Average Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

Applied online, then had a phone interview. In person interview was next and included a presentation on a provided topic. This second interview day was several hours and consisted or meeting with a number of different groups of people, including the chancellor for a few minutes.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Penn, PA

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Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Penn State (Penn, PA) in May 2021

Interview

Very detailed and lots of people asking questions. First round was 4-5 people and each part of a different department asking questions relative to them. Very thurough and detailed. Professors to administration and current interium HR person.

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  • Lots of in depth and situation questions
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at Penn State

Interview

It was Smooth and easy. I really like the interview. It was really easy. I did it great. Post doc researchet for penn state university at PA state. It took about thirthy minutes.

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