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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murrieta, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murrieta, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in February 2015.

Interview Details

The first interview was actually over the phone. I had applied online and received an email asking me to call to set up a phone interview. Be warned, be prepared for you call, because instead of setting up an interview, she actually started the phone interview right then. The phone interview is the first screening, then if they'll like you, they will ask you for a face to face. It wasn't one on one, but actually a little panel, two women questioned me about my application, my phone interview and asked a few questions and then explained the job. After the interview, they went outside and talked it over, and then told me they wanted me, and had me take the drug test then and there.

Interview Questions
  • If your client, a senior falls, what would you?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    Obtained clients within a week or two. Background check and drug test. Trained in the office where they had it set up as an in home setting and showed us some possible senarios

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    I had to go through a 2 interview process. Both interviews were very relaxed. The first interview was with the owner, and the 2nd interview was with HR.

    Interview Questions
    • As always what are you strong points and weak points. Also, there were many questions where you had to remember an incident and how you reacted to it. Probably 4 pages of questions like that.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, which included a psychological test that must be passed in order to be considered. I was called within hours of completing it, and was asked to be interviewed. I had an interview with the HR, then with the manager. He was almost begging me to stay with the company. I unknowingly agreed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered pay above what is considered normal.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adrian, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adrian, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first interview lasted about 45 minutes. Then they had to verify my references before continuing further. Every reference had to respond in order for me to continue to orientation. Once my references checked out I was set up for orientation. The process lasted 7.5 hours. The orientation covers the aging process and senior safety. Then you are given a quiz on both topics. There is A LOT of paper work to fill out and sign. They drug test you right there and then set you up to work right after orientation is finished. Make sure that you are sure that you want this job. They do require you sign a paper stating that if you do not work for them for 90 days they will charge you 40 dollars for fees (drug test and paperwork).

    Interview Questions
    • What is your dictionary definition of a caregiver?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. They asked if the pay of 7.50 an hour was okay. What I didn't know is that they offer NO real insurance, just Aflac. I almost declined the position, however, I was really impressed with Wynn's enthusiasm and dedication towards the care of seniors. I just wished they had real insurance to offer their employees.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mentor, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mentor, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very encouraging interview. Other office staff and office culture were warm and welcoming. This makes a big difference to a new arrival on the scene. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not really any negotiation, per se-- the interviewer liked me and felt that I would be particularly good at this position. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, very personable interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care.

    Interview Details

    Tell them what you're comfortable doing, and your true knowledge of the tasks. They'll help train you if you need it. Be drug free! They check. Don't try to fake it, you can't. Scrubs, if unsure of interview wear. Skills, and a written test given. Turn your phone off for the interview. The seniors don't mind the tattoos, or purple hair as much as employers and family members do. So, simple hair style, pull back if long. Clean and simple.. No heavy jewelry. Wedding ring, and that's about it. Know what hours and days you can work. They make you get a Driver License record for 5 years or so. That cost $18, and the typical background check. I had to pay the $50 they reimbursed me after I got a paycheck or two.

    Interview Questions
    • didn't like them asking, What would change about myself? . And What's my worst quality?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Everyone gets paid the same. I do work weekends for the extra money. We have scheduled "holiday pay" with specific shift hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an e-mail that next business day to come in for an interview. Went in, very simple interview. Got a call that same day with a job offer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    When submitting application, they required a copy of driver's license. Two weeks later I received a phone call from the office manager and set up an interview. The interview was brief and straightforward, a week later I was called in for a "second interview" which was actually a drug test, and invited to an orientation contingent upon the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you made a mistake on the job and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation unfortunately. You take the base pay or none at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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