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Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Senior Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vista, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vista, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    1:1 interview with basic questions then if you are hired, you attend an orientation at a later date. 6 panel urine drug test at time of orientation. You watch a video, answer a questionnaire to the video while watching it. You spend about an hour filling out new hire paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult or unexpected. Define common sense, caregiving experience etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. $9.50 an hr.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a recruiter, there was one initial one on one interview that went well, there were no unexpected or surprise questions as far as interviews go, and was offered the position the same day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate a salary amount before accepting an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Adrian, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adrian, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first interview lasted about 45 minutes. Then they had to verify my references before continuing further. Every reference had to respond in order for me to continue to orientation. Once my references checked out I was set up for orientation. The process lasted 7.5 hours. The orientation covers the aging process and senior safety. Then you are given a quiz on both topics. There is A LOT of paper work to fill out and sign. They drug test you right there and then set you up to work right after orientation is finished. Make sure that you are sure that you want this job. They do require you sign a paper stating that if you do not work for them for 90 days they will charge you 40 dollars for fees (drug test and paperwork).

    Interview Questions
    • What is your dictionary definition of a caregiver?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. They asked if the pay of 7.50 an hour was okay. What I didn't know is that they offer NO real insurance, just Aflac. I almost declined the position, however, I was really impressed with Wynn's enthusiasm and dedication towards the care of seniors. I just wished they had real insurance to offer their employees.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    CHHA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very long process, took more than one month to be completed. Interviewed with Joan first, one month later with the franchise owner Traci (Warren/Hunterdon County, New Hersey). Plus, drug testing. During the time with Joan it took about (4) four hours or so. You will be offered water and a snack. Filled out a lot of paperwork, answered many questions, watched caregiver videos and learnt of the company's origins. Took home a set of books to completely read and answer the attached fifty (50) questions to each books which were all reviewed by Leanne. Very in depth process. This process adds more change to your hourly pay rate.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you questions pertaining to how well you would typically respond to a very stressful situation with a client or how well you can manage caring for a difficult or confused Alzheimer's patient.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase. Each agency has a base hourly pay that they intend for you. This is not based on your many years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mentor, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mentor, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very encouraging interview. Other office staff and office culture were warm and welcoming. This makes a big difference to a new arrival on the scene. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not really any negotiation, per se-- the interviewer liked me and felt that I would be particularly good at this position. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Staff Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The human resource employee needs to be more professional and hire the appropriate staff to do the job for the company. If you don't have the proper tools to do your job, how do you get your job done?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vero Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Round robin with a performance test with a presentation of Home Instead expected during second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They were typical questions regarding how home health care should be kept in the home. It was an easy process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    there wasn't any, it was an offer I really wanted. Company car, $40K plus bonus based on performance. It was sold to me as a Community liaison but it turned out to be a high pressure sales position to give home health aides a position in elderly peoples' homes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I found them in a classified ad promising that applying today would mean working tomorrow. I was going to school at the time and decided to go for it, especially because I wanted to work with seniors in my field and the job claimed to be related to that. I called the number and they told me to come in at a certain time. They looked over my application, discussed different duties I had experience with, and promised to call my references. Apparently they did because I was being called for shifts a day or two later. It was very short and cursory. In hindsight, it's rather scary to think they weren't more thorough when they were hiring people to go into others' homes to look after vulnerable people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't one. It was just "this is the hourly pay and that's it."
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line and received a phone call within a week. Short interview over the phone and then scheduled a one-on-one interview. Needed to take a TB test, submit car insurance information, take drug test (urine) and have background check. A group of 5 were hired at the same time - all had a meeting about standards and policies and some basic caregiver info. Took "open book" tests about what we were taught, including for CPR and were each ushered into a room one at a time to see about setting up with a client, starting almost immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • No really difficult questions that I remember. They did mention that the pay was low and would I be okay with that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - pay scale is set across the board
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    CNA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    interview was fairly easy, in order to be successful at the job you need to enjoy working with the elderly. They do hire nursing students and offer pca class

    Interview Questions
    • no difficult questions, but you are required to have 6 references and every single refernces must respond.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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