Providence Health & Services Interview Questions in Portland, OR

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
12 Interview Reviews

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    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Initial interview is usually pleasant. They ask about 8 questions by 6 to 8 employees from current employees. Prospective employees should come to interview dress appropiately and be smiling during interview. Make sure to have a list of questions you wish to ask. Take bottle of water to interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you had a problem with authority at a job and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Department they wanted me to move to was very unfriendly so I took time off to look for another job.

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    Account Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Was not bad, very pleasant and easy. They asked questions like any other companies would ask you. Ask you stuff about what you can work on and how to show team work etc

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    Customer Service/Service Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was casual with basic customer service questions. It was distracted to see the interviewers writing down my responses as I'm talking to them. Interview lasted an hour and the people are friendly.

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in December 2013.

    Interview

    One phone call, followed by an interview by a pannel of five to six. Then checking with references. Next, official job offer by recruiting. The atmosphere throughout was quite official and serious.

    Interview Questions

    • How I dealt with upset customers.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No real negotiations. Accept or decline.

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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Contacted by e-mail by unit manager. Arranged interview with her and then group interview with other staff nurses. Typing test administered at that time. Job offer the next day via e-mail.

    Interview Questions

    • Select interview process is used. Other questions by staff nurses included some to assess critical thinking skills.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No ability to negotiate salary.

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    Social Worker Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Got a call from the hiring manager two days after submitting application. Interviewed two days later. The interview was entirely behavioral. All of the questions are based on past experiences. The hiring manager told me about the interview style during our initial phone conversation, so I was more than prepared. The questions were job specific, but I believe they use the behavioral style of interview throughout the company. An example question might be: "Talk about an experience where you've dealt with conflict in the work place and how you responded". I received an offer from a recruiter within a week and began the on-boarding process. The hiring manager remained in contact throughout the entire process. The background checks, drug test, health screen, etc takes at least a couple of weeks following an official offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiations were with the recruiter, which made it less awkward than negotiating with the supervisor. The recruiter made an offer, I asked for more than I was actually expecting to get, but they met me above the middle mark, which was a nice surprise.

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    Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I had to seek out a recruiter because my job remained under consideration. The first interview was general with a lot of behavior questions " tell me a time when". The department manager and clinical manager were both present. I was called back for a second interview a week later to meet other key staff I would be working with if hired. I was called back by the recruiter late on a Friday a week later with and offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation when you disagreed with you supervisor what happened and what were the results   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I could have negotiated some but didn't

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    Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Group interview with supervisor and peers.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I do with a patient that was beyond expectations for my position?   1 Answer
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    Account Executive Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Common practice interview... HR is slow, however once you get past HR you round with interview panel rapidly. Overall, you end up answering common industry questions such as "tell me about a time where you failed." You round with manager, interview with service line director and then progress to panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult, "Tell me about a time where you failed yourself and a client?" Seemed like a get you question   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not very detailed... They have a cap, and typically like to start you just shy of mid-range.

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    Data Analyst II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I received a call to schedule a phone screen. Basic questions just going over your resume and specific experience. Then I was asked to come in for an interview. This was with the manager of the department and a high ranking Analyst, it took me about 1hr 45mins to complete the interview w/ Q&A. I was told it would take about 3 week to figure out if there would be a job offer or another interview with the director, but less than a week and I received an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They called me and offered me the job, and said HR would be in touch with me with the next steps. I did not negotiate because it was more than I thought I would make and what other pay sites said I was worth based on my experience

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