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www.ucd.ie
Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
1001 to 5000 employees
1854
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University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master's and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

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    I have been working at University College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    It is a world leading institute. The chemistry department is in a recently completed building with state of the art facilities.

    Cons

    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.

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University College Dublin Interviews

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    Careers & Placement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University College Dublin (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    - 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.

    Interview Questions

    • What research did you do/ how did you learn about the school in preparation for the interview?   1 Answer
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