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Washington University in St. Louis Interview Questions

Updated Mar 6, 2017
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  1.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    They seemed to just give me the job. However, then there wasn't enough work for me. The post-doc and graduate student who interviewed me were very nice. I didn't feel nervous. I just came into the office and they asked me to talk about myself. There was nothing out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for this lab? Talk about prior experiences.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Interview

    Application through HR, phone interview with HR, many panel interviews. Over a 4 hour long interview, I was asked the exact same questions from a prepared sheet over and over. That was frustrating, but by hour 4 (and interviewer 10?) I had basically perfected every answer. Everyone was very kind, though, and I felt very at ease.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were unable to accomplish your task within a deadline.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Police Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Very fast and professional process. I applied and about a week later I had a phone call from HR to set up an interview. I interviewed with a four person panel. I then got a call from HR a few days later to set up a second interview with the same format. I then received a call a few days later with a job offer

    Interview Questions

    • Pretend you are a radio broadcaster and do a short 30 second commercial on why we should hire you. Sell youself to us.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a hiring manager about the research assistant job in an engineering lab. Had a casual chat with the PI about past research and lab experiences. The staff were all very friendly and willing to give me directions and help.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your research experience   1 Answer
  6.  

    Math Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    I sent in an online application detailing the reasons why I was interested in getting the job for being a math tutor. They then emailed me saying i'd moved through and should get some recommendations from teachers. I did this and a few weeks later i got the job. It was a very simple and easy process. They just need to find a way to get more people to apply

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    Contracts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Was emailed by hiring manager to schedule interview. Agreed to the time she suggested. Did not hear anything more from them confirming interview. Actual interview was pleasant enough, although it was a "gang" interview. Sent a follow-up email the next day. Never heard from them again.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this job, other than for the income?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Mental Health Counseling Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Met with Director of Counseling and a Psychiatrist on staff for a face to face interview. The two took turns asking me what seemed like undergraduate school questions about how to counsel.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us how you use CBT with Trauma clients?   1 Answer
  9.  

    PLTL Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Interview

    I had a very brief interview with the program coordinator and current PLTL leaders. They asked me questions on how to handle certain group scenarios, what I gained from the program, situations where being in a group helped, or I learned something valuable from working in a group environment etc and also asked what questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • What are pros and cons to dominant and quiet students in a group?   Answer Question
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    Grant Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in October 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was simple, informal, and informative. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and seemed promising but i guess they got a better applicant. However, interviewer was not strong and seemed to not understand the job she was hiring for.

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    Student Fundraiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I received an unplanned phone call almost two weeks after I had applied for the position online. It very casual, asked typical questions and your knowledge about being a student fundraiser. The phone call was very spotty so it was hard to hear what they were saying. The phone call lasted a total of 8 minutes, and they followed up 2 to 3 weeks after the phone call interview.

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