Interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Interview Details – It was good and friendly
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was three part interview testing group interview and final interview with manager
Interview Question – questions are always based on the job title and if you are a team player and what can you bring to the company Answer Question
I applied through other source - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in August 2013.
Interview Details – HR processes questionable.
Interview Question – Where do you want to be in 5 years? View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Interview Details –
the recruiter works very efficiently. Even if I failed the interview, he still contacts me and gave me some feedback. I think they have the best recruiter I have ever seen. The managers are also very nice.
They have the standard skill tests on the computer.
Interview Question – they have the test for reading and adding your own comments, which I didn't expect. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in August 2013.
Interview Details –
I am a success full continuous improvement specialist with LEAN Six Sigma experience in multiple sectors of manufacturing and service (Trained at Honeywell and TMMC). But I do not have experience in the Healthcare industry. Horizon for the last year has been hiring LEAN and SIX SIGMA certified personnel to implement a Continuous Improvement program to save money. Their interview process was long and intricate:
1) I was recruited for this position via a well known executive search firm, that placed a majority of their existing BPI staff. It started with 2 initial phone consultations - screening interviews, as they are very selective who they bring in to interview. This took 2 weeks and submitting of various essays about my expertise.
2) I was called in for a full day of interviewing and testing. I took 2 examinations of 2 hours each. And then had 2 interviews (+1 hr each) with a director and manager. Everything went well, (considering 4 tough hours of testing followed by professional interviews). The tests (mainly case studies - requiring essays and problem solving) were cognitive in nature to evaluate technical and analytic skills. The interviews were to review resume and specific qualifications.
3) The following week, after passing the tests, I had to take the Hogan Business Intelligence exam - a general leadership test specific toward problem analysis and leadership capability.
4) After completing this, 2 weeks later, I was contacted again, to come in for another round of interviews with 4 people (HR, 2 managers, and Hiring Director). I was also promised at this time, that this was the final stage. The 1 manager was quite specific for needing someone with a Healthcare background and explained that BPI in healthcare is difficult. "Bottlenecks in Manufacturing are simple to see, in healthcare it is not," was her statement. As a Six Sigma and Lean Expert, I could easily see this attitude would be a great impediment in their Six Sigma deployment. Per the Director, I informally had this position and he wanted to know reasons if any that I would "not want the position." I had none, but knew, that the 1 manager was inclined toward a different experience set.
5) The day after, my references were all contacted - all of whom gave me a great recommendation. All 3 called me back immediately to let me know. And my recruiter confirmed this information. He further stated now, it would be time to negotiate the salary and benefits. (And we were right in the middle of their offering, so this was not to be an issue.)
6) After 2 wks of no further communications, I contacted the recruiter, who in turn contacted HR. At that time they decided to pass on my candidacy. They were unable to provide additional feedback and reasons.
After spending almost 8 wks in this process, I was very disappointed with their feedback loop. And also by the manager that probably negated my candidacy. She came to the interview 15 mins late (causing the other manager to cancel her next appt, so I wouldn't be alone), wasn't prepared (hadn't read my resume) and was not aware of the schedule (she interrupted 2 meeting to figure out where to take me).
Sadly, they are a non-profit and large stakeholder in the NJ healthcare business. This type of business setting and new CI program requires experts from the likes of Toyota & GE, but HBCBS are unwilling to hire them.
Interview Question – Tests are all case studies, specific to healthcare insurance. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Interview Details – I received a call from their recruiter to set up an interview for the following week. I intervewed with three different HR Professionals and thought it went very well. The hiring manager encouraged me to email her if I had any questions. About a week later I had emailed her reiterating my interest in the position and was also wondering if and when she will fill the position. I had no response and a few days later about 4 I had called her and left a voice message and it has been two week and no response. I would've appreciated the courtesy of an email response for the least informing me they had filled the position. It was rude and very unprofessional to ignore my attempts of following up!
Interview Question – Easy interview Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in May 2013.
Interview Details – Called by HR person who asked me about my background and how much I made annually. I answered with my salary which may have put me at a disadvantage a bit. Two interviews: 1) Hiring manager 2) Department head. Called back in about 2-3 days after second interview with department head and was "unofficially" offered the position but I didn't accept due to low salary.
Interview Question – Was given some ethical/scenario questions by department head but the interview was mostly informal. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary not worth leaving current position. I would of accepted if I wasn't already employed.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in April 2013.
Interview Details – Somewhat Technical Interview
Interview Question – Nothing in particular Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a contractual position, hence negotiation was done with the Vendor.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Interview Details – Internal interview. I was hired as a temp.
Interview Question – Why I wanted this position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I requested more because of my experience but was not met with a better offer. It was nonegotiable.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in October 2012.
Interview Details – 3 Interviews - HR, Hiring Manager, Next level Manager - also a behavioral test were part of the hiring process. All of my references were contacted
Interview Question – Pretty straightforward interview - can you do the job. Describe your experience that best relates to this position. Tend to favor behavior questions including tell me about a difficult time and how did you handle it, whom do you admire Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Pay may or may not be negotiable but I received an extra week of vacation
Pros: A great working atmosphere with the ability to hone your skills for the advancement of your career. The culture is professional without being stuffy and uncomfortable. – Full Review
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