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Boston University Interview Questions

Updated 20 Jan, 2015
Updated 20 Jan, 2015
66 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for an Interview at HR, which was very easy, the woman asked some basic questions and gave me some information about benefits. However, I had not been previously informed that after that interview I would immediately have to go to an interview with the department manager for the position I applied for (they had set up the interview saying it was an interview with HR). I had worked at BU as a student and already knew the manager so it wasn't too bad for me, but talking to others who were hired after me, I think it was a little more disconcerting for them. The hiring process after the interview went pretty quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all pretty typical behavioral type questions. I already knew the manager from previously working at BU so we got a bit off topic with things and it turned into more of just a chat than an interview   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Payroll Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was quick with HR. The interview process with the actual team I worked with was a multi-step process and required multiple trips back to the University. The interviews were a combination of 1:1 with HR, and group interviews with the business teams. Overall the interview was quite standard and routine.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I have applied through the university job listing. After that i got a call from them and they scheduled my interview.

    It was very good.. I was already prepared for all the questions hence I didnt face any issue.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application was made through the internet web site, and the submitted documents were reviewed by a committee. No any other type of interview process, But requiring a 84 Toefl exam and GRE exam and also above 3.0 GPA

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston University in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at career website for the company, received a call within a couple of weeks and completed phone interview, then was asked to come in within the same week. Interviewed with supervisor of the position, then came back for a second interview with the supervisor's boss. First interview was very good, second interview the interviewer did not ask many questions, talked a lot about himself.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer spending a lot of time talking and not enough asking questions. It was hard to talk about myself or highlight my attributes when he just kept talking about himself.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews. First was with HR and one hiring manager with basic job interview questions. Second interview was with three senior staff and had more behavioral and industry specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the three biggest challenges in higher education today?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered me what I stated my current salary was and negotiated for slightly more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Program Manager CSC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I have always had positive interview experiences for student positions at Boston University. The CSC office is no different. The Director and Asst. Director as well as students in the interview make you feel welcome and like you are worth their time. This immediately put me at ease and allowed me to focus on crafting my responses instead of my nerves. Further, they find places to relate to you.

    Interview Questions
    • They always try to put people at ease by asking them something like what song describes you or who would play you in a movie. This isn't something I generally think about so I just said the first thing that popped into my head, which probably didn't make any sense.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Aid Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    one interview with management. second with hr. very nice people. seems like a great culture to work in. asked relevant work experience questions. focus on award processing. the position seemed to have a great work/life balance. second interview with hr. this was negotiation of salary and find out more about benefits and agreement before offer can be made

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    for better paying position

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Secrer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Quick and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Parents often complain about additional charges- How would you address their concern?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Research Analyst, Institutional Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews total for this position. I met with several very nice people from the office, which demonstrated to me how nice of an environment the office seemed. The only drawback to this process is how slow they are to get back to you, which is fairly common in higher ed, at least (not sure about other industries). Still waiting to hear back...

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were normal or typical- nothing out of left field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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