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Kindred Healthcare Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

RN (Registered Nurse ASN) Interview

RN (Registered Nurse ASN)

I applied online and interviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

Interview Details – I filled out an application online and got a call back about 3 weeks later to set up an interview. The first interview was one on one, then the second part was a panel interview. No case studies or clinical questions. Very easy, common sense answers.

Interview Question – (Paraphrasing) Tell me about a time there was a change at work you didn't agree with and how did you dealt with it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Social Worker Interview

Social Worker

I applied in-person - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in May 2010.

Interview Details – I met with the E.D, DON & the SSD and interviewed with all of them. They wanted to know how I death with difficult residents and families. Wanted details about previous state inspections I had been through and how it went.

Negotiation Details – Pretty straight forward


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Speech Language Pathologist Interview

Speech Language Pathologist
Concord, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

Interview Details – There were two very different people when I interviewed: The rehab manager of the facility and the recruiter who I spoke with by phone. The manager was very friendly, but clearly untrained in the hiring process. During the in-person interview, I was asked if I had children and also told that she checked my age when running my background check because she "couldn't guess" how old I was (both are illegal). The recruiter was interesting. The negotiation process started with an offer of less than I was currently making and only went up enough to be an even salary, but with worse benefits. She asked if I'd consider it a "lateral move" to go from an acute care/rehab setting with a team of 6 SLPs to be the only SLP at a SNF. The original offer was $29/hr with 3hrs/wk of ET with 3 - 4 years of experience.

Interview Question – "I always ask the therapists without kids to not take any time off during school vacation weeks. Do you have kids?"   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Low offer, poor benefits package, low earned-time.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Licensed Practical Nurse - Charge Nurse Interview

Licensed Practical Nurse - Charge Nurse
Greenfield, IN

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in January 2013.

Interview Details – Easy initial interview with the SDC, tour of facility, met briefly with DON & ADON. was offered a position at the end of the interview. Filled out paperwork for background check, urine drug screen & waited a few days for background clearance. Immediately started 5 day orientation, followed nursing staff the following week for a few shifts then "voila" rec'd my own assignment. I felt it was a fairly standard interview/training process for nursing homes. No complaints abt it really..

Interview Question – None, was asked a few "interview/situational" type questions but none that stumped me   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – On my schedule - yes. On my starting pay - no.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Staff RN Interview

Staff RN
Greenwood, IN

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in January 2011.

Interview Details – There is an online application with a follow up recruiter phone call. The initial interview is with the nurse manager and a second interview with a panel. The atmosphere is casual but tenuous.

Interview Question – The panel interview asks the typical questions, yet they also want something personal. They asked, "What is the worst mistake you have ever made?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They have a set salary schedule and your experience determines rate of pay


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Director of Education Interview

Director of Education
Wilkes-Barre, PA

I applied through other source - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in October 2013.

Interview Details – Met with a very motivated Chief Clinical Officer. Discussed postive and negative issues related with the facility. She did not paint an unrealistic picture of the daily functioning of the hospital. She was very positive and made me feel as though I would be a very welcomed addition to the team.

Interview Question – Was there a willinigness to come in on the night shift (7p-7a).   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Offer, counter-offered via phone with director of corporate office


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff RN Interview

Staff RN

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied on the day the job was posted & had a call for interview the next day from a recruiter. Applied online & scheduled after a week due to my availability. Recruiter was nice & kind. Interviewers asked a list of questions which are based on your experience. They read the question very fast so be ready! Be good listener & quick to respond if not, take your time to answer briefly & honestly. Mostly they asked about teamwork & patient care.

Interview Question – Situational   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I have to wait for a week until they offered me the job.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Physical Therapist Assistant Interview

Physical Therapist Assistant

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in June 2012.

Interview Details – Was Hired on with company merging to this company,

Interview Question – no questions were asked.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Supervisor
Moscow, ID

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in November 2010.

Interview Details – Very casual. Interviewed by Executive Director and he basically went over the highlights of the job and asked me if I was capable of accomplishing the duties.

Interview Question – Can I expect the lowest possible wage for the job? Starting Wage $13.95 an hour.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating a rock bottom salary of $13.95 an hour. I had a choice take this extremely low paying job or have NO job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Controller Interview

Controller

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

Interview Details – Interview with site CEO, 2nd interview with regional CFO, 3rd interview with group panel

Negotiation Details – Pay range was pre- selected and benefits were non-negotiable

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