Ohio State University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
55 interviews

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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I interviewed for the position four months after submitting application (cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement- ~15 pages in total). I received the offer a few weeks after the interview and was officially hired after negotiations after another two weeks. I started work a few months later. The entire process was about eight or nine months from the time I applied to my start date.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was granted an in person interview. Everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. I sat with three of the leadership team and had a fine conversation. They asked me questions and allowed me to ask questions of them. Very friendly, much more conversational than I expected.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was their interest in my travels from my business semester abroad, which had been noted on my application. It wasn't particularly difficult, rather it caught me off guard that it would be of interest to them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    This is extremely hard to say, as there appears to be no valid process since about a year ago, when an unqualified "Lecturer" was put in charge as "Director". He seems to care about only 2 things to hire someone: 1) you should be a tech wizard, and 2) you should "like" him (or at least appear to). Unbelievable, right? That's what all of the older personnel say...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was extremely simple. I applied online, and sent my chief of staff an email with the copy of my resume and a cover letter. In about two weeks, I had received an email to set-up an interview. My interview was on a Wednesday, and I knew by the following Monday whether I was hired of not.

    Interview Questions
    • In all honesty, the questions were extremely simple. It was team-building based, since student staff always works together. They wanted to see whether or not we were truly interested in the job or not. Overall, extremely simple. I would not worry at all. Just be yourself and show interest.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    Inperson interview with the Chair of the department, another faculty member and a rep from HR. Lasted about an hour. Was offered the position three days later after they checked my references.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Ag Tech I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wooster, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wooster, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    the interview and hiring process is slow! Took a month after i sent in my resume to get an interview, then another month before I found out I had the job. The interview was a laid back one, with just 2 other people. But I have been to a few other interviews with the university where there were more than 5 people in the room.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University.

    Interview Details

    It was cool. No hard questions. To the point. work related only

    Interview Questions
    • What additional non-research based responsibilites can you handle   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Ohio State University in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    on-site interview and a phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    We just had a conversation and dicusssed the future and how we will proceed. Went through a demo after. It was easy. Was kinda surprised by it.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Climbing Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Ohio State University in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I emailed the coordinator my resume and cover letter. It definitely helps to know someone who already works there, but it's still very possible to be hired if you don't. Usually two people interview you, but sometimes a 3rd (I know from experience). Very laid back, don't be afraid to make jokes.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a difficult task you were faced with and how you overcame it. What did you learn from your experience?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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