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Interviews at University of Pennsylvania

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at University of Pennsylvania.
Interview experience
Based on 119 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 116 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 105 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at University of Pennsylvania

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

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

Interview process length
More than one month
24%
About two weeks
22%
About a month
21%
About a day or two
17%
About a week
16%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
76%
Phone call/screening
49%
Background check
46%
Group interview
39%
Drug test
28%
Least reported steps
Problem solving exercises
7%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at University of Pennsylvania

  • It was good nlinfelt very comfortable
    Shared on August 2, 2019 - Distribution Attendant - Philadelphia, PA
  • Wasn't a bad process
    Shared on July 26, 2019 - Medical Biller - Philadelphia, PA

Interview questions at University of Pennsylvania

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What asset can you bring to company
    Shared on September 14, 2019 - Pre-Certification Specialist, Radiology Department - 15th market st
  • Where I worked. What I would like to do if worked at Penn.
    Shared on September 13, 2019 - Health Physicist - Office of Environmental Health and Radiatiob
  • Why LIFE?How was I going to get the census growth back on track?Did I think I was ready to return to LIFE?
    Shared on June 4, 2019 - Director of Marketing & Community Based Develop - Philadelphia, PA

Interview tips at University of Pennsylvania

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • Formal (business suit)35%
  • They didn’t have a dress code12%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at University of Pennsylvania

  • Never leave because you can never return. It's sooooo hard to get back in!!!!!!!!!!
    Shared on April 15, 2019
  • Yes we can
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • Use your time at Penn as a stepping stone to the next opportunity. That simple!!
    Shared on April 7, 2018

The first interview at University of Pennsylvania

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral19%
  • Other17%
  • Through Indeed16%
  • Recruiter contacted me15%
  • Other online job site14%

How candidates received their first interview at University of Pennsylvania

  • Thru the internet. Went to Penn's job page and submitted my resume
    Shared on April 23, 2018 - Research Specialist C, Laboratory Manager - Philadelphia, PA
  • Through my college dean.
    Shared on October 29, 2017 - Office Manager - 3400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • I volunteered
    Shared on February 25, 2017 - DATA SCIENTIST - Philadelphia, PA