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Positive71%
Negative10%
Neutral19%
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Campus Recruiting15%
Employee Referral10%
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I interviewed at University of Minnesota

Interview

Straight forward with the usual questions asked to become a student worker. Some questions on sanitization to gauge if you can keep food clean of contaminants and follow standard procedures.

Interview Questions
  • Why do you want to work in food service
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee

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Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at University of Minnesota

Interview

The interview process as a whole was very professional and friendly from everyone who participated. Good questions and engagement and not too long. I was able to ask questions that were answered.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at University of Minnesota in Jul 2022

Interview

After the application the recruiting lead asked me to respond to a few initial questions. A few days after I submitted my responses via email they responded saying that they would like to set up an interview, this took place over zoom with about 5 total people.

Interview Questions
  • Give us an example of something you accomplished at your last position that you were proud of
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Minnesota in Jun 2022

Interview

First round of interviews was with two MS Statisticians in the working group and one faculty for about an hour. They asked standard behavioral questions and some light technical background questions (e.g. What pieces of information would be important to know to do a power analysis?). Got an offer three days later with no second interview needed.

Interview Questions
  • What pieces of information would be important to know to do a power analysis?
  • Tell us about your background in different statistics computing softwares.
  • What do you know about survival analysis?
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at University of Minnesota

Interview

Overall, the people were very kind and polite. We had a lot of genuine conversations about my past experiences and how I could leverage those into the new role as a research assistant. The people were very easygoing and overall I had a very positive experience.

Interview Questions
  • What were some obstacles I encountered in previous employment opportunities and how did I work to overcome them?
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota

Interview

4 round of interview. First preliminary casual convo with hiring manager, then a formal interview with hiring manager, followed by meeting team members and finally meeting faculty members in the department.

Interview Questions
  • Q: tell me about your background etc Q: how will you be an expert and an asset to the faculty physicians.
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at University of Minnesota

Interview

Many people on the interview for a less than minimum wage interview. Asked irrelevant questions. Did not specify details when I asked questions. Very chaotic experience. Took 2 weeks to get back to me and I had to follow up first to get a response.

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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota in May 2022

Interview

Two rounds of informal talks in 2 weeks, with the PI and team members. The interview went smoothly and the discussion focused on if the formal experience matched the position.

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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota in May 2022

Interview

The interview process was two interviews. Both took about 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete. They were virtual interviews and took place over the course of approximately 3 weeks.

Interview Questions
  • Tell us about your proudest achievement?
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University of Minnesota

Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Interview

There was an initial interview with the director and a few other researchers. They respond very quickly. The second interview was a week after the first interview. However, they are only 40. minutes which made me feel rushed

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about your qualitative research experience. Tell me about your quantitative research experience. What is your ideal relationship with your supervisor? Tell me about a research project where you took the lead? Tell me about a research project that was difficult to work withz
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University of Minnesota Interviews FAQs

Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at University of Minnesota as 71.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.44 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Student Worker and Graduate Research Assistant rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Assistant roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at University of Minnesota takes an average of 22 days when considering 285 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Junior Scientist had the quickest hiring process (on average 20 days), whereas Graduate Research Assistant roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 38 days).

Common stages of the interview process at University of Minnesota according to 285 Glassdoor interviews include:

One on One Interview: 26.96%

Group Panel Interview: 20.22%

Phone Interview: 14.35%

Background Check: 12.61%

Drug Test: 9.35%

Presentation: 6.09%

Skills Test: 4.78%

Other: 2.39%

IQ Intelligence Test: 1.96%

Personality Test: 1.30%

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