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Radiology Technologist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Inova.
Interview Details – Hired during student training. Group interview consisted of clinical instructor, supervisor, and senior mgr. Questions were related to strengths/weaknesses, least and favorite areas of work, and personality questions.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was: Describe an incidence where you delivered excellent patient care. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
Physician Extender Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Inova in September 2010.
Interview Details – Met with supervising physician, submitted a plan of ideas to implement, received a phone call with an offer from HR with a low ball offer.
Interview Question – Asked how I would handle different clinical situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I turned down the initial offer and they came back with an offer just matching what I was making elsewhere.
Program Assistant Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Inova in September 2012.
Interview Details – You interview with a couple of program managers to see which program They think you are a fit for not the program you want.
They ask you the typical questions about your experience in jobs where you have had an issue and how you fixed it, what are your strengths and weaknesses.
Negotiation Details – You get a call from a recruiter who tells you what the range is but you get way below the range. They tell you the range but offer you the lowest and say that we can not pay you that.
Schedule Registration Representative I Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Inova.
Interview Details – Recruiter contacts you to tell you a bit about the position, the interview is set up, you go in for the interview and here something with in a week by phone.
Negotiation Details – There was none.
Accounts Receivable Supervisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Inova.
Interview Details – Inova has developed a very standardized way hiring and interviewing. However, my Director did not want to adhere to the new and standardized process which I found to be very irritating. She always said "this is my ship and I will run it the way I want to"... anyway, the process was to do a phone screening first and then bring the candidate in for an interview.
As an AR Supervisor, we look for AR Reps to fill the open roles in the department. So, you would typically expect to only meet with one or two people to interview you... Well, not with Inova. They like to have every freaking PFS Supervisor be involved in the interview process. You'd think we are interviewing for the next president. So, the candidate comes in and meets with a panel of supervisors who ask all behavioral based questions in addition to some AR skill set questions.
Then, after you leave we talk about you and decide if you are worth pursuing. We use a scorecard to evaluate how you answered the behavioral based questions and give it to our Director. At that point, it's up to her how she wants to proceed. The process can be long and daunting.
Interview Question – Explain a time when you had multiple competing priorities. How did you handle it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Ha! There is really no negotiation phase. You get what you get. If you don't like the offer, too bad. They will find someone else who will take the job at the pay being offered. If you have less than 5 years of experience, you will most likely get $15-16/hr. If you have 5-10 years experience, the average pay is $17-19/hr.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Inova in June 2012.
Interview Details – Started with a phone interview with the hiring manager. Inova flew me in to interview in person with the hiring manager. Decision was made the day of the in-person interview. HR called to let me know and set up my orientation within an hour of the interview.
- Why do you want to leave your current position? Answer Question
- Give me an example of a difficult customer and how you dealt with him/her View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation took place before the in-person interview. The hiring manager quoted a salary. I suggested more. We briefly discussed, and I believed her that she was offering as much as she could for the position, so I accepted the quote.
Surgical Tech II Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Inova in February 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online, traveled for a 1:1 interview with HR and the OR Educator, received an offer maybe two days later. wasn't able to start until Inova offered a hospital wide three day orientation to anyone hired in that time [approximately a month and a half after the initial interview]
Negotiation Details – salary for the position varied greatly from VA [where i was applying] and CT [where i was living at the time of interview/offer/etc} so i graciously accepted the offers presented.
Administrative Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Inova in October 2012.
Interview Details – Very easy going. Asked about prior experience and if multi-tasking comes naturally.
Interview Question – Ask about strengths and weaknesses. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
IT Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Inova.
Interview Details – The interview process is very thorough. The initial contact will be for a brief phone interview. You start with meeting your potential new supervisor on a 1:1 interview. It all goes well, then you will be contacted to have a second interview with the department manager or director. The third interview is a panel/group interview with select members of the team you will be working with. The entire process took almost 2 months.
Interview Question – You will be asked about your interest in the company. It is best to be prepared to be familiar with the organization and show interest in what they do. Be prepared to have examples of Analytic experience. The job revolves heavily on Analysis and you need to show that you can do that type of work. Answer Question
IT Voice Lead Operator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Inova in November 2011.
Interview Details – I was referred to the position by a friend. I submitted my resume and application on line a few weeks later I received a call from an HR rep. Following the interview I was given an offer and I started training about a month later.
Interview Question – N/A I interview pretty well. But you may want to read the job description and make sure you fully understand everything that the position will require. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was initially hired for a PT position after working with the company for about 3-4 months a FT position opened up and I volunteered to work it. I was given the position but my salary was not raised.