UC Davis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014
69 interviews

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  1.  

    Student Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Very informal interview, I heard of the job through a friend and contacted the employer directly, asking if they had any openings. When I went in for an interview, they asked me a few questions about my work ethic and gave me more info about the job. I took the job after the interview, filled out all the paperwork and was working within a week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Personal meeting in a national conference followed by on-site interview. I gave a 30 minutes talk about my past research experience and answered several questions. Had a lunch with senior lab members.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I contacted several PIs about graduate student opportunities in their labs and the funding situation. I had phone conversations with them about these opportunities before my interview in the spring.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was fairly straightforward. Applied on the job portal on the website and heard back from them a few days later. Regular interview with 3 people and they even gave me the questions they were going to ask beforehand. It lasted around 30 minutes or so. Called me back a week later about the results. Practicing regular interviews helped a lot and they asked pretty stereotypical questions (experience, greatest weakness, etc).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Sent an email applying for the position. got an email saying the prof wants to meet me. had basic questions about the course

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Junior Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    there was not hiring process for this particular position. I knew the PI and it was completely up to him to bring people on. Other positions, I know, are not like this.

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Student Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Davis, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at UC Davis in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was Contacted by Marketing Manager, given three time slots and interviewed at the ARC although the office was located at the Memorial Union.

    Once there, I was interviewed by the current student marketing manager and the Faculty Manager. The interview was about 1.5 hours long, they had many questions regarding my past experiences, my resume, my portfolio and projects I've done. They also asked many scenario questions relating to my potential position and I brought past experiences to deal with it.

    Knowledge for the company and its branches is a must, and understanding what the role as well as what the company does for other units is important.

    Interview Questions
    • They brought in past pieces and asked me to critique and judge them.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Ad Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Davis, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication then two interviews. Had to start as an ad representative.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Davis, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davis, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Professional process. Asked 10-15 questions about your graphic design experience. Asked to show your portfolio at the end. Very standard interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Branding is a huge concept. Understand that and you will flourish.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Bike Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the ASUCD website with my resume. About a week or two later, they contacted me for an in-person interview. Simple questions were asked. What are your hobbies? Why do you want to become a bicycle mechanic? How is your schedule like? They are not extremely evaluative since they hire people with no experience. They hired me one hour later.

    Interview Questions
    • None - no difficult questions for non-experienced mechanics   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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