I applied through college or university and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in February 2011.
Interview Details – I filled out the online applications with the University of Cincinnati. Then I had a telephonic and skype interview, since I was an internaitonal candidate. In addition I submitted 4 letters of reference, State of Purpose and my transcripts. My interviewers were very, very nice. They put me at ease and did not intimidate me. They were easy to talk to and asked specific questions.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted ~2 weeks later to set up a phone interview with an HR rep. That interview was about 30 minutes and I found the HR POC to be fairly knowledgeable about the position, the department, and the organization. She was upbeat and was able to explain to me the difference between several openings within the same department. We discussed the basics of salary, growth potential, examples of my work in the needed areas, etc. She indicated I would be a good fit in more than one area. At the end of the interview she invited me for another interview via phone with one of their directors (there are 2, one for external and one for internal consulting) and said either would work since I seemed a good fit for both areas.
Via email, we confirmed date and time of the next interview, as well as the name of the person I would be interviewing with based on availability. The date/time came and went and no one called. I waited for about 45 minutes and reached out to the HR rep to ask if something had changed since no one called as she indicated they would, and heard nothing back from her. Three hours later the director called and indicated there had been a schedule snafu and asked if I could do the interview at that time (now). I said yes and we proceeded. This interview was also short and I am not sure if she was reading from a list of questions or not, but she seemed a bit short, rushed, and distracted (I heard a lot of background noise of papers moving, her chair moving, etc). She asked approximately 3 questions (Tell me about yourself, why are you interested in this job, why are you leaving your current employer, tell me about a project when XYZ). I gave her answers, she said nothing in response and I wasn't sure if she was taking notes or distracted or if she simply didn't like the answers. At the end when she asked if I had questions, I had a few and that opened the door to talk about the position more (as opposed to the pre written questions posed already) and we had a better conversation about the position's responsibilities, my areas of strenghts/weakness, etc. We ended the conversation with her telling me I would hear back by a certain date on if I was moving forward or if they were choosing another candidate.
That date came and went, I heard nothing back. I waited another week and heard nothing. I emailed the HR rep and she said they were still interviewing candidates and would get back to me within 3 weeks. To this day, I still have not gotten a response of yes/no and it has been 4.5 months. Their website still says I am under review for the given position. I consider this a customer service/applicant failure on the organization's part.
Per the early conversation I had with HR and being a good fit for additional positions, I went ahead and submitted my resume officially for those positions as well (I wasn't sure if one post accounted for multiple positions as they were in the same department and we had discussed both departments during interviews). I wrote to the HR person to let her know I applied and heard nothing back. Two months after that, they filled the position. I wasn't notified and found out by visiting their job page to follow up on both positions.
Overall, I was really excited for the opportunity to work for this company as it has a great reputation for the work done. I had been 'warned' about their HR being bad, which I didn't experience until the nonresponse towards the end of our encounter. My overall experience was very poor in terms of follow up from the HR shop and director. I would've appreciated an e mail at least, given the promise of following up within a specified timeframe. I will very likely not apply to any other positions within this hospital, due to the way they treat applicants, and would discourage colleagues from applying as well. A disappointing experience.
Interview Question – Why are you leaving your current job? View Answer
Interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Interview Details – Pretty easy- for a large facility, you need to be a little more patient in hearing back about the process.
Interview Question – Waiting time to hear about an offer- not bad, though Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in January 2010.
Interview Details – Fairy quick and easy (though I've heard the recruitment process can take up to a year). I went through application to hired in less than a month.
Interview Question – What are my realistic expectations for job security considering a 5 year grant (maximum) and the nature of the economy? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – "I wish I could offer you more, but this is basically what I've got."
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in March 2010.
Interview Details – I originally interviewed as a college undergrad for an internship position on my current research study. Due to my experience during high school and college with children I was given the position on the spot and was later hired on full-time (about 6 months prior to graduating college).
Negotiation Details – Roughly 6 months before graduating from college I met with an HR associate and we discussed my compensation and benefits. He was very thorough and helpful. The negotiation process was easy for me.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Interview Details – I applied online, was called about two weeks later for an interview, came in for two sets of interviews and received a job offer.
Interview Question – I don't recall. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was, unfortunately, desperate for a job and did not negotiate. A fact I later regretted.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in July 2009.
Interview Details – HR contacts first then you interview with them first, then you meet with the business manager and one of the lead anesthesiologists, after that HR will let you know if you are hired and what do after that.
Interview Question – Nothing very complicated or unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Interview Details – Applied in August, interview #1 a month later, interview #2 a week later, interview #3 a week later.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a challenge and how you overcame it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They ask you what your salary expectations are so make sure to aim high and you will probably get it. But be careful and make sure you ask what the actual hours of the job are. I was surprised after getting hired to hear they changed my hours and acted like I should have known.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in October 2013.
Interview Details – There was only one interview, with one manager. It was brief, but painful. I never got a direct notice of a job offer, but eventually got an email from HR asking if I still wanted the job. This email came about 2 1/2 weeks after the interview. The interviewer was cold, brusque, and wanted to talk about their issues. I found it to be a most unprofessional interview.
Interview Question – I was recently interviewed for a position. The opening question was, "I have recently interviewed many very capable and very good nurses. Why should I hire you?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was room for minor negotiation, but not much room.
I applied online - interviewed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in February 2010.
Interview Details – Got an email for an onsite interview. They fly you in and put you up at an expensive place. The interview includes meeting with 3-4 profs followed by facing a board panel of profs who ask you about your research experience. Mainly technical interview. Very well organized!
Interview Question – The whole day is spent talking to a lot of profs and students. Tiring! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations!
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