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Stanford University Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2017
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  1.  

    Investigator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    It was a campus recruitment. I have 30 minutes of talk/chat with the two interviewers. I didn't prepare any power point slides, hence it didn't go well. I would say, if I get a second chance, I wouldn't screw it up.

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  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    The interview process is fairly straightforward. I knew someone who already worked there and was able to get my resume in the right hands. If you research the department you will be working for and go over general interview questions you should be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your management process?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    Very thorough and intelligent process. I felt that the interview had been constructed to show as much as possible about prospective candidates. A project was required and it was not easy.

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    • I was asked about recent books I had read and how they contributed to my work decisions   1 Answer

  4.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    The interview didn't involve a lot of probing questions. Asked about projects previously worked on and about experience on marketing. Interviewer was friendly and said that my experience wasn't what the department was looking for at the time.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    1) Phone interview with recruiter,
    2) Phone interview with 3 people from the department,
    3) 1-day onsite interview with 5-7 people

    I ahd 1st interview 2 days after application, and then I had the 2nd interview the next day. The 3rd interview took 2 weeks from the 2nd since I was meeting several people from professor to financial manager.

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  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and a week later. I received an email from the hiring manager to schedule a 30 minutes phone interview. The phone interview was scheduled in 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • I was asked what year I graduated from college and how far back experiences I had.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    Got a call within 1 week of submitting my application. Had a 45 min phone interview with the director and potential job supervisor. At the conclusion of the phone interview I was told to expect a second Skype interview the following week. I am still waiting for this and will update this as the process concludes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your current roll and how you can use your experience to work at Stanford?   1 Answer
  8.  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    Had taught before at Stanford and was invited to teach again. Normally it is an extensive process involving many faculty meetings and review of credentials and teaching style. References are important

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1 phone technical
    1 in person
    Once that was done waited up to two weeks to get an offer which i did not accept. Overall nice people and nice area. Lots of fountains and stuff like that please let me go through

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    Recruiting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    It began with the coordinator reaching out and asking me to answer 5 questions prior to scheduling a phone interview. The initial phone screen was quite pleasant. The interviewer and I had a few things in common and she was very easy to talk to. Mostly behavioral questions. The phone screen lasted about 30-45 minutes. I was then invited for an on-site interview with four different people in their recruiting team. I was to spend one hour with each and then have lunch with the last person for the last hour. I spent one hour with each of them, where I found myself repeating myself as they were all asking me the same questions. I was there for a total of four hours and was not offered any water until it was lunch time. I was annoyed that I had to answer the same questions over and over again with each of the interviewers. The interview process was repetitive and entirely too long for the position I was interviewing for. Pursuant to the interview, I left feeling pretty impartial about how my interview had gone. It's been two weeks and I have not heard back. I expected more from Stanford, considering their reputation. Whether it's a yes or a no, I expect at least that courtesy.

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    • If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be?   Answer Question

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