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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

CRA II Interview

CRA II
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse

Interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Interview Details – Video recorded interview - through computer - in person group interview - shadowing day

Interview Question – When did you make a mistake in clinical and what did you do about it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse

I applied online and 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 Question – 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


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Research Assistant Interview

Clinical Research Assistant

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff Nurse Interview

Staff Nurse
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and 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 Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Technician II Interview

Research Technician II
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Student Researcher Interview

Student Researcher

I applied 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 Question – Have you ever used MATLAB programing before?
Have you every work on biomedical research before?
  Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Office Administrator Interview

Office Administrator
Phila, PA

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Awesome onboarding process, very helpful HR in terms of relocation etc

Interview Question – nothing that i can think of..atleast at this stage of my career   Answer Question

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