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Kaiser Permanente Director Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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Director Interview

Director

Interviewed at Kaiser Permanente

Interview Details – Behavioral Interview. Tell us about an experience. Tell us what you did.... How would you approach this... Just give them the best high level answer. Don't ramble.

Interview Question – When were your wrong? Did you tell anyone?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Set range.


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Director Interview

Director
Oakland, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in January 2010.

Interview Details – Kaiser Permanente's interview process can be lengthy. For me, it began with a screening interview by an assigned HR recruiter. The questions asked in the screening interview are straightforward. It's easy to tell that these are the questions the hiring manager provided to the recruiter. Once past the screening interview, I met with the hiring manager. I was then invited back for a second round interview with members of the team and also internal business partners. There were about 4 in total. Start to finish, the interview process took several weeks. Once Kaiser gave me an offer, there was another two weeks during which they conducted a very thorough background check. I also had to submit to a drug test.

Interview Question – Describe in detail a successful project you designed and managed. How did you measure success?   View Answer


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Neutral Experience

Director of Finance Interview

Director of Finance

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details – Cumbersome. HR is slow to respond or completely non responsive. As a manager, the hiring tools and HR staff make it difficult for you to review resumes personally except those they pass on, many of which are not ones you would choose for the role and dont fit because humans dont review most of them and good people are screened out by computers,

Interview Question – How would you describe what I do? Not a trick question.   View Answer


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Easy Interview

Director Interview

Director

I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details – The recruiting and hiring process at Kaiser is a disaster. As both a hiring manager and as an applicant, I have seen qualified applicants routinely "lost" in system. The online application process is outdated and decidedly user-unfriendly. The job database (Taleo-based) is extremely difficult to search. Each position has to be applied for separately. Applicants rarely receive acknowledgements and almost never get status updates from HR. The hiring process is extremely protracted, inefficient and almost hostile.

Interview Question – There is NO standard interview or screening process at this company. Most managers recruit their own candidates because the system is so broken. In 10 years of hiring, only once did I get a qualified applicant from HR.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Don't be afraid to counter the initial salary offer if you are an exempt employee. The initial offer is almost the only time you will be able to ask for more money. The annual raises are very minimal no matter how high your performance ratings.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Senior Director Interview

Senior Director

I applied online - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in February 2014.

Interview Details – I have no idea...the initial recruiter never answered my return phone calls or voice mails that I left on her voice mail system. This was very disappointing after she left a message on my answering machine to give her a call back about my my experience and skills and to arrange a further time for a more delailled phone conversation.

Interview Question – Can you please contact me at the following phone number so that I can learn more about your skills, experience, and background? I also want to explore setting up another phone interview to discuss your experiences in greater detail. Can you please give me a call back at your earliest opportunity?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Director - Product Management Interview

Director - Product Management
Oakland, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details – Interview process was quick in 2-3 days. I had 3 rounds and an other informal round. The first two were Telephonic, then 1 with the actual team and 1 with a Senior Consultant. It was quick but I can't say was very well organized.

Interview Question – There were no odd questions, it was along my experience and what my expectations are from the role. I had done some earlier analysis on the popularity of the platform among the Physicians at KP. I felt quite soon there was a culture mismatch. This group seemed very close-minded.   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Executive Director Interview

Executive Director

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details – The recruiting staff were pleasant, and good to work with. My only complaint is the length of time it took for them to work me through the interview process and ultimately to an offer - it took well over 4 months. Ultimately, this colored my perspective the organization, and contributed significantly to my decision to turn down their offer.

Interview Question – I found the process to be fairly rote, and cannot recall a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Director Interview

Director
Stockton, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in January 2013.

Interview Details – Panel interview with staff, managers, peer Directors, senior leaders, physician leaders and executive leaders. They were thoughtful in their approach. The detailed interview process demonstrated the importance of the role and their desire to find the right candidate. I especially liked that they included the front line staff who would report to ths position as it positions me in a much better place.

Interview Question – How would you measure your success in he first six months?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Still in progress


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Director Interview

Director

I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details – Contacted the hiring director directly as well as putting in an online application. Interviewed with the hiring manager, then with the staff who report to me. Mostly used a behavioral question format. It helps to find out the name of the hiring manager and call that person directly. The hr people don't always pass reumes and applications on in a timely manner.

Interview Question – None of the questions were either hard or unexpected.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I negotiated for a higher salary than originally offered.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Director Interview

Director

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in December 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process is very long with a series of phone interviews and little to no communication in between. No communication about the position being filled on not so you won't know if you are still under consideration.

Interview Question – No surprising questions....just the typical interview questions such as interests, time something worked well, time something didn't turn out as expected, weaknesses, etc.   Answer Question

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