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Interviews at McMaster University

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McMaster University.

Interview experience

Based on 211 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 211 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 188 interviews
About a week

Interview process at McMaster University

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
About a day or two
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Written test
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview
Drug test

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
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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

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Interview tips at McMaster University

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)57%
  • Formal (business suit)17%
  • They didn’t have a dress code17%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)9%
  • 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
  • Other29%
  • Employee referral24%
  • Through Indeed16%
  • Other online job site13%
  • I called them8%

How candidates received their first interview at McMaster University

  • Through indeed.
    Shared on 21 January 2022 - Facility Services: Custodial - Hamilton, ON
  • Referred as a technician.
    Shared on 8 January 2022 - Media Services Technician, Sound Technician and Lighting Specialist - Hamilton, ON
  • Emailed professor directly
    Shared on 11 May 2019 - Research Assistant - Hamilton, ON
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