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Interviews at City of Philadelphia

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at City of Philadelphia.
Interview experience
Based on 40 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 40 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 35 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at City of Philadelphia

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
More than one month
29%
About two weeks
26%
About a month
17%
About a day or two
14%
About a week
14%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
56%
Written test
53%
Background check
50%
Drug test
44%
Group interview
39%
Least reported steps
Other
8%
Take-home/sample work
6%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at City of Philadelphia

  • It was a very pleasant experience.
    Shared on July 3, 2017 - Majority Poll Inspector - Philadelphia, PA
  • The interview process was very pleasant and friendly
    Shared on May 22, 2017 - Police Communication Dispatcher Trainee - Philadelphia, PA
  • It's a very in lighting experience I went through
    Shared on March 8, 2017 - Plain Clothes Narcotics Officer - Philadelphia, PA

Interview questions at City of Philadelphia

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • The exam will change. Understand what will be asked in your position and try to prepare by knowing your field better. If it's business look at stat, if it's chemistry, review your science. Subject Mat…
    Shared on October 26, 2017 - Multilingual Human Relations Representative - Philadelphia, PA
  • Do I like working with people.
    Shared on July 3, 2017 - Majority Poll Inspector - Philadelphia, PA
  • Are you good with customer service cause your gonna deal with the public everyday
    Shared on June 12, 2017 - School Crossing Guard - Pennsylvania
Interview tips at City of Philadelphia
Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)48%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)2%
  • They didn’t have a dress code2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at City of Philadelphia
  • Be Professional and willing to learn
    Shared on July 4, 2017 - File Clerk - Front Spring Garden Street
  • Honesty. Learn all you can about the city and what it has to offer.
    Shared on June 6, 2017 - Police Officer - Philadelphia, PA
  • Learn things about your City government or the department you are applying for a position. The work is generally learned-hands on.
    Shared on June 1, 2017 - Executive Assistant (Promotion) - Philadelphia, PA