Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Laboratory Operations Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview Details

    The interviews were quickly arranged after I applied. Three different days to complete the process; which was a lot of time away from my current job. They paid for all the parking which was very decent as parking is expensive. Everyone was wonderful, very cordial - and were willing to answer all questions. The whole day of interviews was a challenge, but everyone did everything that they could to make is as pleasant an experience as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not feel that there were any difficult or unexpected questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CRA II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial HR Phone screen- simple questions about CHOP (approx 1/2 hr.)
    Department Phone Screen- same as above- more focused on clinical research experience though- just know your resume/qualifications.
    In Person Interviews- 1 round- with 2 PI's and one clin research mgr. This was more detailed than the calls (1/2 hr with each person) and focused on my experiences and what I could bring to the department/CHOP.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Very straight forward interview process. Know your qualifications, know what the department does, know how you fit into that role, and you will do just fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Simple- they told me a range and I asked for the high end and received it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Video recorded interview - through computer - in person group interview - shadowing day

    Interview Questions
    • When did you make a mistake in clinical and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted a few days after applying online at which time an interview(in-person) was scheduled.I went and it was akward, but i was schedule for a shadow? at the same time i was sent info regarding benefits and pre-employment requirements? After shadow i was sent a reference request, all were completed within 24hrs and still no word from HR it has been 3 days now(i'm very confused as to what i should expect).

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest part is they seem to infer that you may not meet the requirements(underqualified), yet you should've if they called, right?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact for hiring & interviewing came from the Nursing Career Center.
    Number of interviews varies, depending on the actual department.
    The people I contacted with were extremely pleasant and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Used (same) standardized questions for all interviews. My biggest challenge was trying to determine if I should give the same answer or present a different example.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was not negotiable; this information was given upfront.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Staff Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview Details

    Repeated phone calls from a number of HR people, all essentially asking for the same or advising about the same info

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview--This was very awkward and lasted about 20minutes. A lot of behavioral questions. Then I had an in-person interview, equally awkward. We were in a small room that could only fit a table and table two chairs. It lasted about 15minutes. Again, a lot of behavioral questions, long periods of silence and the interviewer took ALOT of notes. I left unsure of anything.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you advocate for a patient who is in pain and the physician is refusing to order pain medication. Not the hardest question but one I remember.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This was my first job out of college. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Research Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first with HR, then scheduled interview with actual hiring manager/PI.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected but this ALWAYS depends on the hiring manager. Be prepared as much as possible and research the principal investigator and the work they do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate. Salary was grant based.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied the position through Drexel dragon job website. there is a phone call from HR, then I get to talk to the doctor I work with. We had a short conversation about my expectation and my work experience. Then I was accepted as a summer internship research assistant.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever used MATLAB programing before?
      Have you every work on biomedical research before?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Phila, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There is an initial phone screening to ask about your experience and background. Next is the first interview with the lower Administration. The questions they ask are very known questions ex; so tell me about yourself, your accomplishments, your strengths and weakness. Then you get a call from HR asking you refill out the application if you did not already and complete a survey to send a email that you create for reference check and you will be ask if you want proceed on with drug test, nicotine test, child abuse test, criminal test, and to see if you have all you shots test. Also you will be asked by HR what your current salary is and you will also be asked what are you interested in making. If you made that far you get the second interview by the upper management, directors, etc. You will be asked the same questions all over again but from standpoint of seeing if your a good fit or not. You will be interviewed by each person you will be working for (5) hour’s altogether. After you’re grilled and interviewed you will then take administrative test:

    Interview Questions
    • The following components will be tested throughout Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook:
      •Grammatical Checks
      •Formatting Etiquette
      •Presentation Practice
      •Situation Protocol

      Sample Scenario:

      Chinese Consultant Group
      The group’s flight was delayed and the delegation will be arriving at 3pm as oppose to 2pm.
      Please list the steps you would take to rearrange the schedule.

      Other scenario’s include
      Identifying the errors, adjusting response formats etc.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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