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Sutter Health Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

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Applications Analyst Interview

Applications Analyst

Interviewed at Sutter Health

Interview Details – For the most part the hiring and interview process was pretty standard. What they seemed to be looking for was experience versus any degrees that you currently hold. The questions that they asked were very straight forward and there were a few questions where they asked some "get to know you" type questions to see if you were someone that would fit into the company atmosphere.

Interview Question – What would you say is one of your flaws? and How would you deal with a difficult coworker/peer/manager?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Review and Risk Manager Interview

Quality Review and Risk Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sutter Health in June 2014.

Interview Details – Interviewed via phone for an interim management position. Thorough reference check, basic orientation done on the fly by director and human resources due to vacations. Hired as interim manager while company actively recruits for the position. Company transparent about this being a high turnover position with extremely poor retention of employees in the department.

Interview Question – What can you do to help us improve retention ?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Hopital Security Officer Interview

Hopital Security Officer
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in March 2013.

Interview Details – Called me back a long while after I applied. I almost forgot I had applied. Came in for a 5 person panel interview and aced it. Invited the same day to come back the next day for another interview. Aced it and offered position on drive home. Started my process with employee health and was working within 2 weeks or less.

Interview Question – None really, just typical questions about strengths and weaknesses and prior experience. one or two "Name a time when..." questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I negotiated my hourly pay to match previous experience.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Accounting Intern Interview

Accounting Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Sutter Health.

Interview Details – I applied online through my school for an internship with Sutter and heard back from them a little over month and a half. The interview was pretty typical, had questions about my customer service experience, why do I want to study accounting, etc. Overall, it has been a good experience and I am happy that they wanted me to join their team.

Interview Question – Nothing out of ordinary, just questions of why you would be a good fit, why do you want to study accounting, etc.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health.

Interview Details – Many many applicants per position, helps to know someone already working in the department. Initially apply online and complete questionnaires about work history and experience. If pass online questionnaires, then application forwarded to department management. Initial interview with department managers, second and sub-sequential interviews usually with peer staff members in collaboration with management.

Interview Question – What is your approach to your personal workload and the workload of others?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Applications Analyst II Interview

Applications Analyst II
Sacramento, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in February 2011.

Interview Details – 30-minute phone screen with 2-3 current staff to review resume elements;

60-minute panel interview with 7-8, including hiring manager; round-robin approach to pre-scripted questions, with no/minimal ad-hoc questions; 10 minutes reserved at end for application to ask questions

Interview Question – "Build me a snowman".   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Difficult and elongated; getting through the onboarding process with HR was arduous, independent of efficient background chec, employment & education verification, kdrug-screening, and reference checks.

After hire, I subsequently learned and realized that many highly qualified candidates chosen by panel interview are lost due to the 3-6 week delay in starting work..


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Manager Interview

Clinical Manager
Berkeley, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Sutter Health in April 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring process does not take too long, about 3-4 weeks to get an interview. You meet with person who is in the current role and then the doctor you are working with and then the hiring manager. Very smooth process.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at sutter?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation at all.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Sacramento, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sutter Health in July 2010.

Interview Details – Used an employment agency to get in the door. Interviewed with employment agency and then with the key staff I would be working with. Questions were asked about my computer abilities as well as my skill level and experience.

Interview Question – What is one thing about your most recent job that you do not like and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation available.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

ETL Architect Interview

ETL Architect

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sutter Health in August 2013.

Interview Details – It went fine. Had 4 people on the call. call was focused more on leadership , people management abilities

Interview Question – how would handle difficult person in your team   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – salary negotiation didn't go as expected


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Dermatologist/Physician Interview

Dermatologist/Physician

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sutter Health.

Interview Details – Great interview process but long - 2 days in total. They cover all expenses and reimburse everything as well. My husband was able to travel with me for the interviews and expenses were covered for him also. First day: Tour of clinic and several meetings (both group and one-on-one) with internal medicine and Derm dpt. Last interview session is 1 hour and is a behavioral interview.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us about a time you disagreed with your boss and what you did in that situation. What did you learn from it?   Answer Question
  • Tell us about a time you made a medical error/mistake, what you did, what you learned.   Answer Question

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