Memorial Sloan Kettering Office Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (Providence, RI).

    Interview

    I applied online through my college's alumni website. I got emailed to have a screening interview a week later. I interviewed with Pirooz, and it was the worst interview experience I've encountered. He was very short with me and didn't shake my hand since he "had a cough". He told me I would be contacted in about a month and even though I didn't hold my breath since he made it clear he wasn't interested, and two months later I was never contacted. With the lack of professionalism, I wouldn't encourage anyone to apply. I later found out a classmate of mine with little qualifications got the position because of connections he had through his father.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty straight forward. I met with an HR recruiter after being referred by a friend and a brief phone screening.After meeting with her I got what I felt like was a "golden ticket" which were instructions and directions for another interview the same day at a different location. After a little shuttle bus ride, I met with who I swear were 2 girls from that show "Rich kids of Beverly hills". I thought it went well, but got no offer so I guess not.

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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through University, received an email a few days later from recruiter to take assessment test online. Took test and got a phone call a few days later... still waiting

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    Physician Office Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter after an employee referral. We set up a phone interview which was less than 10 minutes and I was asked basic interview questions. I set up an in person interview with HR with a slightly lengthier version of the phone interview. When I passed that round I went to the main hospital building and met with 2 supervisors then with 2 managers. Once they deemed I was right for the role I interviewed with a doctor and we hit it off! The entire process was 6 hours. I would say clear your day and be prepared to return in case you don't find the doctor you'll be working with right away.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    It was very quick, lasted a couple weeks to do everything. Got a phone screen about 5 days after applying. Then after the phone screen got an in-person interview 3 days later. And the rejection came a few days later.

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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY).

    Interview

    After the first online assessment, you may be invited to take another online assessment. If you pass the second assessment, someone from HR would call you for a phone interview. The first interview is with someone from HR, then you meet with the department head/s. In my experience, the interview with HR was easy, but the interview with the department head/s was a bit difficult. A lot of questions that require details and relating your past experiences with the responsibilities you'd have if chosen for the position.

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    • Name a time you had to make a difficult decision. How did you come to your decision?   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in a couple of years?   1 Answer
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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online after referral from undergrad and received timely response within 2-3 business days. Didn't receive an additional interview. Being a very recent undergrad with skills geared more towards clinical or lab practice moreso than administrative work, I was probably considered either underqualified or an ill-fit. Still, considering the circumstances it was an efficient process.

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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    All day process. Interview with HR, POA supervisors, and then a specific department. Four hours of interviewing with five people total and different locations. The interview went very well in my eyes. Towards the end I felt as if I was overqualified for the position. Seems like they're looking for entry level employees.

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    • What's the best and worst thing about your current job?   1 Answer
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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, which required an online assessment. A few days later a representative from HR called for a short phone interview and scheduled an in-person interview. The interview day began with meeting with an HR representative discussing various behavioral questions. Then I took a shuttle to meet with Administrative Manager and then an Administrative Coordinator. The whole day took a couple of hours.

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    Physician Office Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and took a 45 minute assessment, basic IQ test and typing skills. I recieved an email two months later stating that i passed my assessment and was invited for a phone interview. Like most of the reviews on here, phone interview was fairly short and simple just a few questions: what do you know about MSK? why did you apply for this position? what are some of your goals? basic questions. HR recruiter was very nice and friendly and she invited me in for a face to face. Common interview questions: strengths , weaknesses, future goals, why did i pick MSK. She went over the position ,duties, salary and benefits. There is a 2 year commitment so be prepared. There was a position that she wanted me to interview for that started in the upcoming month, but due to my school schedule it wouldn't have been possible. She was kind enough to call another department that had a position open for June, after my graduation date. They were willing to interview me that day, she gave me a map to the shuttle bus and names of the managers i would meet. I met with two Administrative Managers who were both really nice. Be prepared for a long set of questions, behavioral/situation based interview. Just smile, be prepared and keep your answers as detailed as possible. Relate your experience to the the job description, do your homework and research. I got a email the same day asking for references and a background check. HR called 2 business days later and offered me the position.

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    • A situation where you had a complex issue, how did you deal with it? Went above and beyond for a patient? A time where you made a mistake ?   Answer Question
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