Memorial Sloan Kettering Office Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
  3. Helpful (2)  

    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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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    first I was given an online assessment (about 45 minutes long) on data entry, math, behavioral questions. I passed so I was given a telephone interview. then called in for a face to face interview. the interview is not difficult but they ask alot of situational/ behavioral questions. the only way to prepare for these questions is to prepare several stories of when you had a difficult situation or had to meet a deadline. why do you want to work for us? what do you know about msk? how would you handle.....

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    • situational questions. Im horrible at answering those.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation. they tell you what your benefits and pay will be

  8.  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    Applied online, then online testing on basic computers, typing, and behavioral questions. Then phone interview, in person interview with coordinator then doctor. The doctor interview is more of a personality fit, by then you have the job. Salary is 39.5K.

    Interview Questions

    • Weakness, strengths, time you missed a deadline, why do you want to work at MSK, talk about an accomplishment.   Answer Question
  9.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    I got referred by someone, got contact for an interview immediately. The interview was ok, they asked what I knew about the company, about the position, and a lot about my past related experiences.

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    Practice Office Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Pretty quick. Received a phone interview the next day and in person interview with the same HR recruiter a week later. Overall experience was alright. Initially it was quick. However, the in person interview didn't seem as enthusiastic. The recruiter interview was pretty repetitive & she seemed very uninterested. A month later, it felt as if it was a waste of time. But make sure to be well prepared. Know a lot about MSK and be confident. Review resume and have a few stories to shares with good and bad experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about MSK? A scenario depicting a difficult situation amongst co-workers & how did you handle it? What do you feel about teamwork. A lot of emphasis on team work and difficult time working with a people.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    I applied online, it took about two weeks until I was called for an on the phone interview. after hearing my background they believed I was a better fit for the physician office assistant. I then was asked to take an online assessment. After the assessment I followed up and had an interview with the HR recruiter. during the interview I was then sent to the Administrative coordinator in the department I was to work in. The interview was very nice and so were the people. be prepared for a very long list of questions about your goals in life, along with some " what would you do questions". i was not offered the position but I am interviewing in other departments. Its a pretty competitive process for good reasons.

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    • the most difficult question for me was how would I immediately start to organize the the schedules of the doctors I would be working for.   Answer Question

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