California Pacific Medical Center

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California Pacific Medical Center Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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    Lab Assistant II (Grossing Technologist) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via the CPMC website for a Lab Assistant II position. When I got called by the pathology supervisor (Jolene Lushine), she advised me that the job was actually a Grossing Technologist position. Although this constitutes false advertising, the grossing tech job was actually more in line with my current skill set. After a very pleasant phone call from the pathology supervisor, I was called in for an interview 3 days later. The interview went GREAT: the chemistry was all there between myself, the pathology supervisor, the lab manager, and my future co-workers (Pathology Assistants). After the successful interview, I was then told that they would come to a formal decision the next day (Tuesday)and that I would be notified by HR on Thursday. I was the very last person to be interviewed for this position, by the way. So Thursday came and went with no notification from HR. I called them on Friday and left a message, and I sent an e-mail as well. Still nothing. I then emailed the pathology supervisor. She responded back with, "Have you heard back from HR yet?" Now, with an email like that, any reasonable person would believe that I actually got the job, but HR is just lagging behind.

    So Monday rolls around and I email HR again. They called me back within 20 minutes and told me that I didn't get the job. Specifically, they said that they found someone "with better qualifications." When I asked them what kind of qualifications they were looking for so that I can improve myself, they refused to give me a direct answer. They just repeated the "better qualifications" excuse. I was extremely perturbed. The job requirements just listed a high school diploma with at least one year of clinical lab experience. I exceeded those requirements with a college degree and 4 years of clinical lab experience, so how could they find someone with "better qualifications"? Doesn't make any sense. On top of that, a week later, I saw the same job posted AGAIN on Indeed.com. I took screenshots of it to have as proof, and I have it printed out as documented evidence. What's up with that??? Something is very fishy here, and I do not recommend working for this medical organization at all. Their behavior in the hiring process actually constitutes grounds for a civil action, and that option is currently under heavy consideration.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, I didn't know anyone, so no networking. I got a call 2 days later from the department manager, interview was 4 days later, offered a job 2 days later. Loved the floor, seemed well organized.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    OP PT Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    No interview as of yes. I'm only contracted.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Physical Therapist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    1 phone screen, 1 informational phone call and an in person interview with 2 managers & a PT. The process seemed unorganized - poor directions given, the support staff didn't know a PT department existed, the PT supervisor was difficult to get a hold of & response was slow.

    Interview Questions
    • The lack of behavioral questions was unexpected. All the questions were case based with specific, detailed questions on lab values, initial evals, and discharge recommendations (4-5 hypothetical case situations). The interview felt like they had a checklist of key buzzwords they wanted me to say - if I said the concept but didn't say the exact word, they kept awkwardly prompting. Several CA regulation specific questions were also asked.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The environment didn't seem supportive or focused on learning. It was hectic, chaotic & unaware employees. Gut feeling told me this was not a place that I'd enjoy working.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    There is a first come first serve basis on applying for an initial orientation. Once you schedule an orientation and attend it, you can pick which campus hospital you wish to interview at. At the California campus, there was only a one-on-one interview. I was asked basic questions just so that the recruiter can know who I am and see what my goals are.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Circulatory Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Three people interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of girls work here, do you mind being outnumbered in this manner?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Following the job posting, I submitted my resume and cover lettger, was granted an interview the next day and received an offer the next day

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you handled a conflict with a surpervisor   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward and amicable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Patient Registration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    phone interview then personal interview with manager and sujpervisor

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    First i had a phone interview and then was invited to a onsite interview. Both interviews went well, and were both based on technical and practical experience. Interviewer also assessed by inter personal skills, ability to communicate well.
    Work culture is casual

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at California Pacific Medical Center in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very straight forward as they asked about experience and looked to see if I had done my homework on the company and the region. They were looking to see if I would fit into their culture which largely based on people who are looking to work hard and are self motivated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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