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Mayo Clinic Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Analyst Programmer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Mayo Clinic

Interview Details – Two phone interviews, two panel inperson interviews.

Interview Question – What challenges have you experienced, how did you over come them?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

General Service Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was really quite simple. I came and ready and my now boss and I had a conversation. It was very low key and stress free.

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Average Interview

Clinical Education Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Behavior interviewing is rampant here. Each work unit uses it. Once you get the idea of what they are asking it is easy to talk about your experiences and highlight the aspect of behavior they want. It is very conversational.

Interview Question – Behavioral Interview - Just be prepared with different situations and stories to highlight various aspects of your experiences.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. They give you a salary figure and tell you it is not negotiable.

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Staff Nurse Interview

Anonymous Employee
Rochester, MN

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Three hour interview, Typical questions. Tour of the units

Interview Question – Give an example of a difficult situation with another employee.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

Health Systems Engineering Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Mayo Clinic

Interview Details – Phone interview: why Mayo Clinic, why this job, and other behavioral questions
On site interview: behavioral questions, presentation of a past project, case interviews

Interview Question – No surprises   Answer Question

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Senior Analyst Programmer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Had two phone interviews followed by on site panel interview and 3 more meetings with upper management.

Interview Question – Some behavioral questions were tough since we have to find specific examples from past experiences.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Had to take a pay cut.

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Average Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rochester, MN

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Initially sent a letter of inquiry directly to the principle investigator I wished to work with. That followed by a response from them, a phone interview that was very informal. I was flown out for presentations and that day offered a position.

Interview Question – Mostly scientifically oriented questions from the crowd during the interview day at Mayo Clinic. Everything else was very cordial.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – As a postdoctoral fellow, salary is not very negotiable, but a moving stipend was supplied and the start date was negotiable as well.

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Neutral Experience

Certified Surgical Technologist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Get any Union job at Mayo prior to finishing Surg Tech school. Jobs go to exsisting Union memebers first, then opened to the public.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you disagreed with management an how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none, based on union contract

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Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Clinical Lab Scientist Interview

Clinical Lab Scientist
Rochester, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in April 2013.

Interview Details – I submitted a resume and cover letter and did an in person behavioral interview following the SHARE model. The interview panel was composed of 3 current employees and I felt very comfortable talking with them.

Interview Question – Each question's response is supposed to allow you to show how you learned and grew from the experience and explaining that each time was the most difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, I was given all the information before hand and knew I would accept if given an offer.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

HRIS Analyst II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Jacksonville, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in February 2013.

Interview Details – HR initially contacts to request a phone interview. A phone interview was scheduled with 3 hiring managers. Following the phone interview, a face-to-face interview is scheduled. There was a panel of 4 interviewers. 2 via video conferencing and 2 in the office.

Interview consisted of standard questions. Nothing overly challenging to answer. Many redundant questions that made it difficult to demonstrate diverse skills. However, before the interview began, a meeting was held with the HR Specialist to review benefits. Also, a tour and overview of the team.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. There were a lot of redundant questions that overlapped which made it difficult to really demonstrate diverse skills.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary was low.

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