Kaiser Permanente Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview Details

    I went for an interview first. There are two people interview me. Each of them had an interview list. They take turn to ask me question following the lists. I'm really excited to work for Kaiser, but when I told the agency that i'm done with the interview. She told me to take the Assessment Test before the process done. Next day, she called me and said I didn't pass the assessment test that mean I didn't get the job. Working for kaiser is my dream job, but it is so hard for me to get in. Hope one day, I can get the job in Kaiser.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Pharmacy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview Details

    I have been applying for a year now. I received an email to set up an interview. It was a smooth interview. It took about 25 minutes. Two managers interviewed me and told me they would call me for the job offer in a couple weeks if they decided to hire me. The interview was just a day ago , so hoping I get a call back.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time when a supervisor gave you negative feedback.   Answer Question
    • tell me about a time you made a mistake.   Answer Question
    • tell me about yourself and why you want to work for Kaiser.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was located at a hotel and you had to check in and wait to be called there was alot of Kaiser employees seated with 2 people at a table and interviewed people checking in.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Consultant Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online. I was called three days later to set up a phone interview with members of the KPIT RITO team: a manager, Lead Business Consultant, and a Business Consultant. The interview was driven by the Business Consultant. The Lead Business Consultant did not talk to me at all during the call. He didn't even say hello. The manager asked one question and did not speak again until the Business Consultant turned things back to her at the very end of the conversation. I found the Business Consultant to be condescending towards me during the call.

    There was only one general question related to my background asked by the manager (Tell me about yourself and what you're looking for). I tried to bring more of my background into the conversation. However, I was immediately cut-off to be drilled about databases and how to gather/analyze data using databases by the business consultant. There was no conversation about "fresh ideas", documenting requirements, analyzing business processes, or developing business cases as described in the job posting.

    I applied for a position with KP that I was qualified for based on the required and preferred qualifications, but I was "interviewed" for a different type of role. It was not a positive experience. I verbally withdrew myself as a candidate 15 minutes into the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about databases?
      Do you know what SQL is? Tell me what it is.
      Tell me in detail how would you pull data from different sources using Excel?
      What do you know about Access? How would you pull data from a database using this tool?
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Professional Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at Kaiser's website. I was contacted by someone on their hiring committee for a brief screening phone call and to schedule an interview. The phone call was then followed by an in-person interview with a 6-person hiring committee lasting about 1 hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?
      Have you ever had to work with someone you didn't like or who didn't like you, and how did you handle the situation?
      Tell us about yourself.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    This was a phone interview; they emailed first requesting time and day. I was unprepared for this interview thinking I could do it without preparation so I learned a lesson from this interview which cost me the job or second, face to face interview. Overall these interviews at this company are looking for one or two things and if you do not seem to have this one thing (even though you have the 50 other things and 15 years experience) they start getting negative. Had two interviews with this company and both were negative.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here; describe yourself, describe your experience. Did you have experience scheduling calendars, working for one person specifically? Describe conflict with coworker and how you handled it. Describe how you handled a stressful situation   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview Details

    1. Submitted a cover letter and resume online. 2. Asked for first round interview within 2 weeks. 3. Interview was in-person and two hours in duration, w/ optional webcam if not available in-person. 4. First hour was case study analysis. 5. Second hour was with Department Director and Associate Director. 6. Second round interview is in one month.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant - Market Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. HR person responded back with a questionnaire to fill out stating salary requirements and to respond to a few questions. Got a response back that the max salary for this was well below my current salary. I decided to proceed anyway. Did a 1 on 1 with a sr mgr (1h). They are quick to schedule you in but did not tell me it was 1h long. Luckily I could push back my other meeting. But the call was a very structured interview, not a lot of time to answer questions about the organization on their part though. Easy case study. Second round included coming into their office. I met with the same senior mgr again for an hour. Lot of open-ended questions, no structure to the interview this time. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, etc. Questions seem to come on the fly. Again, not a lot of time to answer questions so I can understand their organization. In the end she cut it short, as it was probably evident that this was my practice interview as I was gearing up for other interviews not related to health care. They want someone dedicated to health care market strategy (not too many job openings in this realm so if this is truly what you want, then make sure you do your research around this). I think a market strategist coming from a CPG, CE or any other industry could be a good fit to this role, just have to be be nimble enough to respond to the current regulatory issues around healthcare but all industries will have constraints.

    Interview Questions
    • What part of ACA do you find to be the most challenging?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Received initial phone call 2 weeks after application and online assessment. Had to do an interview with panel of 4 people. Asked questions about how i handled my previous jobs. Challenging but required a lot of thought.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview Details

    I got an email to attend an interview in about a week and had time to prepare for it. The interview wasn't too difficult or out of the ordinary, but be prepared to speak for a group as there tends to be 2-3 interviewers. The head interviewer didn't think I was ready, but the other two liked me as a candidate. Oh well. Took them 4 weeks or so to get back to me after that.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest challenge and tell me how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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