I have been working at University College Dublin full-time
It is a world leading institute. The chemistry department is in a recently completed building with state of the art facilities.
A lot of red tape from being part of the University. This is in regards to the ordering of chemicals from external chemical companies.
Advice to Management
If there could be a more stream lined process for the ordering/receiving of chemicals from external suppliers.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University College Dublin (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in October 2017.
- Application online.
- Notification of interview 2.5 weeks later. 9 days notice of on-site interview.
- Interview panel released the day before the interview, not all listed were present at interview - no reference at interview to the absent panel member.
- Timeline for notification of outcome at interview was 1 week, no notification of outcome received for 2.5 weeks, following request for update.
- Delayed start to interview, shorter interview than outlined in advance.
Discussed some aspects of the job description with requests for examples, discussed motivation for application and for seeking a new position.
Each panel member had a list of questions, questions sometimes repeated.
Very little time allocated to discussing the role or follow-up questions by candidate.
No evidence of familiarity with candidate CV or application. Not a very modern approach to interviewing , poor understanding of private sector experiences/examples.
Interviewers seemed to take a very traditional approach to questions and from their attitudes seemed to be firmly steeped in a civil service/ higher education sector approach.
Very poor candidate experience, interviewers seemed reluctant to engage or build rapport.
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