Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2014
Updated Jul 27, 2014
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    Animal Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    Interview Details

    They called about a month after application. Interview with HR lasted about an hour. I then scheduled interview with Dept Head about a week later. Started work a couple days after that. Everything seemed organized and that if they call you for an interview you will get hired unless you mess up terribly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Set Salary.
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Everything is coordinated through HR, which makes the process a bit clumsy.
    1) HR contacts you to set up a phone interview. If scheduling is a problem they may need to call the manager and then call you back, rinse and repeat. 2) If phone interview is good, HR contacts you to set up in-person interview. Again, this can be a pain to get scheduled. 3) Possible multiple in-person interviews. Mine were all fairly casual Q&A type events--no tests or anything like that. 4) HR will contact you with an offer. In my case, when I countered the offer the HR person was able to respond without checking in with a manager, so I guess they were given a cap ahead of time. 5) Once hired, work with HR to fill out paperwork!

    Interview Questions
    • They asked why I would leave my old job if I loved it so much (I'd raved about it earlier in the conversation).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was very little negotiation. They made an offer, I made a counter offer, they said "we can only go as high as X" and that was sufficient.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview > Team Interview > Direct Supervisor Interview. The phone interview was 30-45 minutes. The interviewers reviewed my work history and background as well as gave me a realistic job preview. The team interview was a lot of fun because it gave both me and the group I would be working with a chance to meet and interact with each other before I became a member of the organization. The interview with the direct supervisor followed and it was a continuation of the group interview but a bit more in depth.

    Interview Questions
    • (Just one example). Tell me about a hiring challenge that you faced and how you overcame it. What did you learn that you could apply in the future?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was a very fair process. The organization makes every effort to make the best offer the first time.
    Accepted Offer
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    normal and I can't recall since it was 25 years ago, It was brief and not very many questions

    You say these are optional questions but you are forcing people to put something down so please don't say these are optional questions

    Accepted Offer
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    Post Doctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very easy - just met with PI and talked about experience/interests. Met with senior staff members (should have met with other post docs - environment not the same for junior post docts).

    Interview Questions
    • When can you start - wanted immediately.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Systems Analyst/Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews with several people at each interview. Interviewing process is unnecessarily drawn out.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate for higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    My initial interview was with HR, then an interview with Tim Ball, LPN & Lab Mgr.

    Negotiation Details
    I was very satisfied with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    Interview Details

    Submit application through companies website. interview process is mainly completed by department manager and can also have a follow up interview with other management. Working interview is sometimes performed , given applicant to have a feeling of environment and other workers. Informed of higher over phone or in person and then a facility tour and then set with HR for all the required paper work

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by Human Resources by phone for an interview. I interviewed with the team and then was called back a second time for an interview with their supervisor. Human Resources offered the job and, after some negotiation, I accepted.
    The process went smoothly and communication was clear.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was with the hiring manager, the second interview was with the team, and the third interview was with others with whom the position would work closely. The total number of interviews seemed extremely excessive for a simple contract position. Everyone was nice enough, but some personalities seemed belligerent and unfamiliar with legally acceptable interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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