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Updated 14 Dec, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

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    Resident Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at University of California.

    Interview

    You have to do a group interview as well as a two on one interview. The group interview is about how you can work with a team and whether you can step up and also step down. The two on one interview is about your experience and problem-solving skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if someone gave you the answers to a test you were stressed out about?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Department was very communicative, faculty were great to speak with, students were very helpful in sharing information about the department and courses. Students were also very responsive by email. Department was very fast in making the decision and letting you know. Visit days are well-organized.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to do basic scientific research and why Berkeley?   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA (US)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Interview was not be taken seriously. Management panel rescheduled my interview date and time three times after they had already completed their final selection process. I am still trying to understand the point to the process.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Awkward, the colleagues seemed tense as if they didn't want to work there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate

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    Programmer/Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of California.

    Interview

    This was an internal transition. I recall that when I was moving to my new department, there seemed to be an overall anti-new-department sentiment amongst the colleagues I was leaving behind. In fact, one of my colleagues who was due to transition with me pulled out at the last minute. The then-director and his immediate managers were judged to be nepotistic, and people felt that they threw employees under the bus in order to boost their own image within the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you compensate for your lack of knowledge and experience in this field?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California in September 2011.

    Interview

    Everyone in this office is very professional and helpful.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA (US)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly simple and professional. The interview consisted of two on site interviews. The first interview was with the Hiring Manager and another Business Analyst. It consisted of standard Business Analysis questions about requirement gathering, documentation and task prioritization. Was presented with various scenarios, technical as well as professional, to solve. The second interview was with the department's Sr. Director. Standard HR interview with questions ranging from "Why is this a good position for you?" to "What will you bring to this position?". I was also required to provide with some work samples as well as TWO professional references.

    Interview Questions

    • What would be your approach to a situation for with you require some feedback and you do not have your Manager to guide you?   1 Answer
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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California (San Francisco, CA (US)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    They went through a series of questions.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    pay

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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of California (Oakland, CA (US)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewers are nice.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of California (Santa Cruz, CA (US)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    I applied through UC Santa Cruz's Job Portal and I got hired.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no questions-- I got hired based off of my application.   Answer Question

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