DaVita Director Interview Questions

Updated Aug 3, 2014
Updated Aug 3, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brentwood, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DaVita.

    Interview Details

    I applied through Dice and was called and interviewed very quickly. The process was typical phone screens with manager, then HR. The onsite was a full day with multiple senior managers and was fairly interactive. They did a good job of having a conversation rather than just me speaking or the interviewers rambling

    Negotiation Details
    They asked what I was making and what i wanted. I was in their range so not too much negotiation. The 401k match is tricky because they do not match in the traditional sense. After 1 year of employment I still don't know if it's a good deal or not
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DaVita.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview revolving mostly around work history, reason for applying and current experience. Met with several individuals from different teams usually involved with the hiring process (team member of the team I was going to be working on, team lead, human resources, etc.).

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regional Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at DaVita.

    Interview Details

    Started out with a very detailed interview by HR - use behavioral interviewing. Had 9 additional interviews with various managers - focus on being able to work with physicians and managing P&L, and growth strategy.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific questions regarding how one should handle various situations with physicians.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate salary much, but got a signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Regional Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at DaVita in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews-HR recruiters
    First interview: mostly over view of the company, the questions were on leadership development and how had I developed leaders in the past, what were the outcomes. Did my leaders enjoy doing their jobs because at the Davita centers, they like to have fun. My interest level was still high for this position.

    Second interview: the recruiter called on the wrong day and had to reschedule for the date that had been confirmed with the first interviewer (that was okay things happen). The questions were so generic, that I only remember one; Give me an example of when the rug was snatched out from under you and how did you handled it? Most of the questions came from me ; what are you looking for in this position, what is needed, are the facility administrators developed in financial management,business concepts, budgeting,customer service, how do they support the vision and objectives of the organization, is this position being restructured , what patient and employee surveys does DaVita conduct to use for talent management assessment and performance development?

    They did get back to me within a few days to inform me that they were still moving on with their search, and to thank me for my time. I still feel this is a great company, and HR is key in attracting the right talent to any organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of when the rug was pulled out from under ,you and how did you handle it, what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regional Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at DaVita in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter, phone interview, 1:1 with hiring VP, 1:1 with peers, phone interview with people services, 1:1 with group management team, repeat 1:1 with hiring manager again.

    Everyone explored my people skills, leadership style and looked for values and character. Helpful process.

    Interview Questions
    • Demonstrate and explain examples of how you have developed leadership abilities in others.   Answer Question
    • Describe and detail an example of when you had to have a difficult conversation with a teammate.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Know your boundaries and be clear in articulate them early in the process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Golden, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DaVita in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and they contacted me the same day. I had a great informal interview with HR. Then nothing for weeks. I called to check up and they said they decided to "go a different direction" with the job. Then several weeks later, out of the blue I get a call from the reporting manager asking for me to meet her for breakfast the next morning. She was almost 15 minutes late and the interview felt rushed because she was leaving right after our meeting for a vacation in Italy. She was nice but we didn't connect and I realized the job and I were not a great fit after I learned more about it.

    One thing is for sure: I will never agree to an interview over a meal again. Once we had finished talking about the job I had barely touched my food because I was busy answering her questions. So she was completely finished eating and just sat there watching me try to quickly finish enough of the food to not be rude (I had barely had a bite). Then she made a comment about another guy she interviewed who took forever to eat and made me extremely uncomfortable. I immediately asked for a box to go and got out of there fast. I sent a thank you note for the interview and never looked back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regional Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at DaVita.

    Interview Details

    Their internal recruiter called me very quickly. We had a 1/2 hour interview that (I thought) went well. It seemed they were looking for something in particular. I was then summarily rejected the next day with an impersonal email. It was a little head spinning, given that they were so enthusiastic when the contacted me.

    Interview Questions
    • They wanted to know my underlying leadership philosophy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DaVita in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was a very deliberate process. The culture at DaVita is very important to its success and to the interviewers. So, the emphasis is on meeting with as many individuals as possible and determining if the individual is the correct fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regional Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DaVita in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had three seperate interviews. All three of the individuals I interviewed with said "you're the perfect candidate, but we're worried that you will be bored and quit". I tried to insure them that I would not quit, but they all three claimed that I would. Interesting how they "all" knew what was best for me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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