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Kaiser Permanente Director Interview Questions

Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
26 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR couldn't get the interviews scheduled and kept cancelling. Finally schedule everyone with 6 hours notice. After the interview, no follow-up. A simple email saying thanks would have been nice. I followed up with multiple emails. I think larger company's forget that potential employees also are performing an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • None. The interviewers really didn't interview for subject matter experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Set range.
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you describe what I do? Not a trick question.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
  7.  

    Director - Product Management Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This firm took 4 months to make a hiring decision. It took me almost 3 months to be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the interview. The process included phone screens and panel interviews. There was an initial phone screen by recruiter, phone screen by hiring manager, face to face panel interview and multiple additional phone screens as follow up. Copies of presentations and communications were requested as work samples.

    Interview Questions
    • Detail the change management process that was used in an implementation that you conducted.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Company fit.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • I found the process to be fairly rote, and cannot recall a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • None of the questions were either hard or unexpected.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated for a higher salary than originally offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Director Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you measure your success in he first six months?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Still in progress
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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