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University of Minnesota Interview Questions in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Feb 10, 2017
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    Senior Office and Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    The first step is a brief phone interview to confirm availability and interest in the position after a brief discussion of job duties and pay range. Next, a 1:1 interview with the hiring authority is completed where more information about the position is provided along with information about the culture and day-to-day business. Finalists are invited back for group interviews with 3-5 people from the unit. My group interview included key stakeholders who would interact frequently with the position. I found that only one of the four people in my interview was adequately prepared. The most senior member in the interview hadn't looked at my application materials and asked me irrelevant questions like why I had left my previous positions in less than one year. It was documented that all of my positions save one had been held for 2-3 years and only terminated because of relocation. The most recent position had been a temporary contract position that I held for the six months leading up to my application to the University.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your process for dealing with a difficult client or dissatisfied customer.   1 Answer
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    Research Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I got a call to schedule an interview from the lab PI about two months after I applied for the job, and interviewed the next week. Then I was asked to supply my references and once those got to the PI he offered me the job the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you do when you were in a situation where you hated the person you had to do work with?   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable with mouse work? (meaning if I think it is morally okay)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had another job offer on the table which offered more so I told them about that and they were able to offer me a higher salary.

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    Payroll Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    Sit down in the office and answer formal questions. It was a very relaxed feel and I felt comfortable in their office. They closed doors, so that it wasn't in a cube setting. The questions were written down on a sheet of paper and she didn't write down any answers. There was no desk between us.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It took several weeks to hear regarding this position (as with many of the roles at the University of Minnesota). After hearing from the group, it took a couple of weeks to set up an interview for the position, but for this role there was only 1 interview - a group panel.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about how you approached a project and your results   1 Answer
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    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    First talk with math department about openings, then chose a curse you have taken and talk with the professor. You will be asked for several questions. Have you learn this course before? What's your GPA standing? How do you manage your study life? What would you do if some students do not understand your explanation? How do you spirit students learning interests? Have you done this before?

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Pretty easy process, there was a panel that interviewed me and then on to the Faculty advisor. They let me know pretty quickly if I got the job, and I got a sense in the room that it was going well.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Get the interview information from HR. Talk to the PI and asked what I did during my PhD, the questions are easy. Then processed my application. After 1 week, get the offer.

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    Human Resource Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2015.

    Interview

    A pool of over 50 applicants. I was an internal candidate, considered valuable to my department. Almost 6 months after position was posted, got phone interview. Many, many weeks later, panel interview with 6 people with 3 missing so I'd have to interview with them separately. Next day job was re-posted (for better pool). Learned in passing that in less than 3 weeks, they hired someone.

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    PhD Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2015.

    Interview

    It was October 2015, I was applying for PhD Graduate Schools. I emailed a Computer Science research lab that I was interested in and asked the PI if it's possible to schedule a meeting with him. The PI replied me quickly and we scheduled a meeting the following week. He was very satisfied with my resume. I expressed my interest working for the lab the following spring semester and my interest in becoming a PhD student in the lab.
    He told me he would keep an eye for my application when it came in but that he can't promise anything at that time. However, around December he told me there shouldn't be any problem letting me in!

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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    Easy process. Open communication. Felt comfortable at the end of the interview whether I had the job or not. Emails with questions were returned more slowly than I would have wished by the recruiter after an offer was made.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience and why you feel you are qualified for this position.   Answer Question
    • What are your best/worst attributes as a professional?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Offer was yes/no.

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