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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Animal Tech Interview

Animal Tech

I applied online and 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 Question – Are you ok euthanizing animals?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Set Salary.


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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Data Analyst Interview

Data Analyst
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.


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Neutral Experience

Recruiter Interview

Recruiter

Interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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 Question – (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.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Operations Manager Interview

Operations Manager

Interviewed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Post Doctoral Research Associate Interview

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Seattle, WA

I applied through other source and 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 Question – When can you start - wanted immediately.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Systems Analyst/Programmer Interview

Systems Analyst/Programmer
Seattle, WA

I 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 Question – What makes you think you can raise optimism?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate for higher salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

Licensed Practical Nurse
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Research Technician Interview

Research Technician

I applied online and 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 Question – How long I plan on being with the company   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Specialist Interview

Specialist

I applied online and 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 Question – None.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Seattle, WA

I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – What interests you about this position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No

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