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University of Pennsylvania Interview Questions

Updated Apr 19, 2017
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  1.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview

    The man who scheduled the first phone call was actually an analyst himself I think, not a recruiter. Talked about the job, the team, and asked me in general about my skills and interest. No technical questions. One thing I found strange was although the job description emphasized good knowledge about data tools like R, Python, Tableau, the questions he asked me were about Excel. I told him I don't use Excel that much, but certainly if I could get good at R and Python I can get good at Excel. This seemed to satisfy him. Overall it was a pleasant interview, except he told me he'd get back to me within a week and never did.

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    PSA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very easy and laid back not your average interview. I came into the interview more tense than what needed. Interviewer was pretty straight to the point. I would definitely recommend others to apply

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview

    Warm, welcoming, and passionate staff. Interview consisted of standard background and experience questions. Interviewers spoke very highly of the institution at large and genuinely seemed to enjoy their current positions. Just had interview, still waiting for outcome.

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    The physician reached out to me personally to set up an interview. Immediately I thought that this was either a REALLY good sign or a REALLY bad sign. Turns out it was the latter. The first interview was by phone. It wasn't bad, but he postponed the face-to-face interview twice.

    He postponed the first one-on-one interview the day before (via email). And I only found out that the SECOND interview was postponed the day of. I just so happened to check my email which included a sincere apology from the doctor. However, I was already dressed and in route to the second scheduled interview by the time I received the message. He had sent the email after MIDNIGHT teh day of. Now, I don't know about you, but I try to go to bed early the night before an early morning interview. So I didn't receive the message until it was too late. I understand that things come up, but that was twice so far that I had to schedule time off of work!

    After a week of of not hearing anything, I decided to reach out to the doctor again to schedule an interview for a THIRD time. Only after I pressed the issue did I actually receive an interview. Finally! During that interview, I met with three different people... in two different departments.... in two different buildings. They seemed sort of disorganized and distracted. But that's why they were looking for help, right? To make matters worse, I never heard anything back from them! Not a "no thank you" or "thanks for applying anyway." Nothing. Nada.

    In hindsight, if this is how they treat their applicants, I can only imagine how they would treat their employees. The lesson here for job applicants? If an interview is postponed multiple times, it's a red flag! Please believe me.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions. Nothing creative or out-of-the box. (i.e. what makes you a good fit for the position? Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question
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    Student Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    I applied for a student position. The interview was very easy, as the conductor was simply interested in learning more about my general background. Would recommend this as a starter job as an incoming student with no work history.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted the same day to schedule an in-person interview. Interviewers were very clear about position and willing to work around current work schedule. Very pleasant experience. Was offered water and fully informed of how the interview was going to go before it started. The whole process took about one hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What past research experience will help with this position?   1 Answer
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    Clinical Research Assistant B Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Met with the hiring manager who would be my direct supervisor. Started off with a description of the position followed by a series of behavioral questions to understand my background and how I have dealt with situations in the past. Entire process was 60 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you faced a challenging situation in the work place and how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
  9.  

    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Presentation was required and multiple questions regarding your research were asked during the interview. The PI and the post-doc were the interviewers. You have to be prepared to be interrupted during your presentation. In the end of the interview, you will be notified how likely you will actually get the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain mechanism of each step for my synthesis sequence.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Phila, PA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview started with a tour of the lab facilities. After which I sat down with the person I was to be replacing to see exactly what the job entailed. From here I met the remaining members of the lab and then went to meet the PI. After meeting with the PI I was free to go and was followed up with in the next week.

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    Director of Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Phila, PA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Very professional starting with phone screening then team interview. The team was well prepared and had good questions. They were prompt and friendly. They sent excellent directions to the campus, offered coffee and seemed genuinely interested in my experience and skills.

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