I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was initially called by a receptionist asking if I was interested in the position. I said I was, and we arranged a time for me to have an hour long Skype interview with the MD leading the lab. When the interview rolled around, my interviewer was very late and seemed flustered. She explained the position briefly, quickly grilled me on my knowledge (see below), and asked if I'd want to go back to graduate school. I said I do, in a few years, as I'd like to get some work experience first. She then said I probably wouldn't be a good fit since they want someone to stay very long term.
She asked if I had any questions, I asked a few (what do you enjoy about your job, is there anything else I can answer for you, etc). After asking again if I had any more questions, she said she was late for another meeting.
Overall, the "interview" was unprofessional and took a total of 9 minutes. The whole time she seemed like she didn't want to be talking to me, nor was she interested in what I was saying. I didn't want this job the second the interview was concluded, as a manager who acts like that in an interview most likely would act even less caring towards their employees.
Interview Question – I was asked to talk about my scientific knowledge/experience, but my interviewer obviously hadn't looked at my resume to see I've worked in four very different labs. When I asked 'Which study would you like to know about?' she responded 'Whichever.' Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Interview Details – The interview process went well as I interviewed with both managers (LCSW and RN) and the Director of the Department. I found them open and honest about what to expect on the units as well as clear about expectations of the job. I felt we established a rapport and understood each other clearly. I was offered, and accepted, the job and have no regrets.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July 2013.
Interview Details – I was referred by a friend and was put in contact with the OP supervisor who contacted me via phone within a couple of days. She asked me general screening questions (mostly review of my resume) and then scheduled an in-person interview with me. She sent me a confirmation email to follow with directions and a map attached (very professional). When I arrived, she took me on a tour of the facility. All staff were very friendly and facility appeared to be very comprehensive. I was then interviewed by the PT supervisor for about 45 minutes with general questions regarding my resume, my experience, patient interactions, decision making etc. The interview flowed very smoothly. Then I interviewed with the OP manager who asked me similar questions regarding my resume and other typical questions (strengths/weaknesses, difficult situation and how did I deal with it, etc.) After those interviews, the OP supervisor followed up with me regarding any last questions and then told me that they were still interviewing candidates, but that I should apply online to have my information readily available.
Interview Question – Most questions were straight forward (i.e. strengths/weaknesses, difficult moment). One question was when do I re-evaluate a patient to determine whether they are progressing or not? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Interview Details – After online application, some got called for phone interview. If selected, most just advanced to the first round interview (~100) with an education coordinator (or CN-IV or NP). Half were invited to the second round interview with a manager or CN-IV of a random unit. They ended up hiring ~25 for each cohort.
Interview Question – Have you ever broken a rule before? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Standard rate for all new grad RNs
I applied online - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in August 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online in March and didn't hear back until August. I got a call from the manager to come in for an interview and to take some tests. The tests were a typing test and a kind of listening test where I was read a paragraph and had to answer some questions about it. I was just told about the job, the department, and what they were looking for. The interview took about 30 minutes. Have yet to hear back from them.
Interview Question – What is something unique from your past experience that qualifies you for this job? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Interview Details – Two or three phone interviews, two in person interviews. Routine questions to ensure that I had the proper knowledge and skills to effectively do the job.
Interview Question – There weren't really any difficult questions that I remember View Answer
Negotiation Details – Definitely negotiate. I found that there was wiggle room in the salary.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in January 2013.
Interview Details – First HR called and scheduled interview. Then I came to interview with manager. After 1 week I got a call from HR to offer a job.
Interview Question – Conflict with coworker Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 1 week
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in August 2011.
Interview Details – I applied in March and didn't hear a word back until August when I received a phone call asking if I was able to come in for an interview. The lead at the time emailed me the details but failed to respond when I asked her a question. It was a group setting with the manager leading the meeting. The leads of a few sub-departments were there as well. They were nice and easy to speak with. A few weeks pasted before I heard back.
It was an easy process, but very drawn out.
Interview Question – Basic histology questions. How do you interact with others. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The HR guy called me at 9:30pm with an offer. I didn't really negotiate Because I was offered a good rate and was just excited to leave my other job.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Interview Details – Received a call from the recruiter, he then forwarded resume to Application Development manager. interview went well and then I had another phone interview with team leader.
Interview Question – Interview process still on going Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Interview Details – Phone interview, mainly behavior questions, talked briefly about experience. In person interview, mainly experience
Interview Question – What do you see yourself in five years Answer Question
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