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Interviews at McMaster University

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McMaster University.
Interview experience
Based on 99 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 97 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 92 interviews
About a week

Interview process at McMaster University

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a week
36%
About a day or two
21%
About two weeks
17%
About a month
16%
More than one month
10%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
54%
Group interview
34%
Phone call/screening
30%
Problem solving exercises
22%
Background check
16%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
3%
They have no interview
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at McMaster University

  • They will hire anyone with a pulse.
    Shared on 29 July 2018 - GCH - Hamilton, ON
  • Brief. mainly focused on whether or not I would be comfortable working around such a large volume of students, and if my time schedule would be flexible enough to accommodate for events.
    Shared on 12 October 2017 - Custodian - Hamilton, ON

Interview questions at McMaster University

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What is your favourite part about this course? (TA position)
    Shared on 4 February 2020 - Finance Teaching Assistant - Hamilton, ON
  • Would I allow for a background check?
    have I worked with chemical cleaning agents before?

    would my schedule be flexible?
    Shared on 12 October 2017 - Custodian - Hamilton, ON
  • All questions are related to the academic background and breadth of knowledge in the field of study.
    Shared on 18 May 2017 - PhD Candidate - Hamilton, ON
Interview tips at McMaster University
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)60%
  • Formal (business suit)20%
  • They didn’t have a dress code17%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McMaster University
  • Ask the interviewers questions as well, interview should not be one-sided
    Shared on 12 April 2019 - Waitress - Hamilton, ON
The first interview at McMaster University
How candidates got an interview
  • Other36%
  • Employee referral29%
  • Through Indeed7%
  • Other online job site7%
  • Recruiter contacted me7%
How candidates received their first interview at McMaster University
  • Emailed professor directly
    Shared on 11 May 2019 - Research Assistant - Hamilton, ON
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