Mayo Clinic Interview Questions

Updated Jun 17, 2015
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    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).

    Interview

    I was contacted for a phone interview with the hiring manager and, approximately 3 weeks later, I was invited to interview in-person. At my visit to Mayo, I was treated graciously. I first received a tour and informal interaction with other research coordinators. Thereafter, an HR rep came to explain benefits and policies. I also met the Hiring Manager to discuss the position and answer further questions. The day finished with a panel interview consisting of mostly behavioral interview questions and questions about my skills and work experiences from various potential supervisors.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have SOCRA certification? Do you experience administering consent for research studies? How do you accomplish tasks without sacrificing quality when not all tasks can be completed before their respective deadlines? How do you respond to workplace conflict?   1 Answer
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    Medical Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).

    Interview

    I had a panel interview with three lab supervisors. All questions were behavioral and there were no technical questions. The interview confirmation email should help you a lot in your preparation, I found it very useful.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to use attention to detail.   Answer Question
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    Scheduling Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale, AZ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied June 3rd and received a call a week later for an interview. The interview process was relatively quickly. It was a group interview with three people including the supervisor, HR employee and a current employee in a similar position. Interview questions were all behavior based for this position. Be prepared. These interviews are not an "I'm going to wing it" interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Define dependability.   Answer Question
    • Give us a time when you received constructive criticism and how you took the constructive advice to better your work ethics.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate pay rate. My degree, with the position offered raised the base pay rate.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL).

    Interview

    In person, then by phone. For nursing position, my manager just told me to show up at the new nurse orientation starting the Monday after I graduated from Nursing School

    Interview Questions

    • How I could contribute to the unit; How well I could handle conflict (detailed response expected); how would I handle a medication error; Why did I want to work for Mayo   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Did not apply

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    Clinical Laboratory Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and they got back to me within a few weeks. I had a panel interview setup 2-3 weeks in advance. Interview process went smoothly and they even reimburse gas/food expenses. There were 3 department supervisors who interviewed me and asked mainly behavioral questions. Questions weren't entirely tough and it helped to visit their link for interview tips.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a project you weren't familiar with? Can you describe a time when you had to use attention to detail? Why do you want to work for Mayo? There were about 10 questions total.   1 Answer
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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    a telephone interview (30min) after a on-site one (one-day). Met with people in the biostats team, and then HR. The people there are all very nice, and they asked lots of preset questions and different interview panels had a different set of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • resume-based technique questions and behavior questions   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Mayo Clinic.

    Interview

    Five person Panel Interview - Everyone was very polite and friendly. They asked about 9-10 Behavioral Questions. Interview lasted 1 1/2 hours. Mayo is big on emotional intelligence skills. Make sure you have a list of questions for them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when.... you and your manager/customer disagreed on a decision. What did you do? Were you able to come to a satisfactory agreement?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about ... how you build working relationships?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary offered was substantially below market based on other job requisitions in the area for the same type of position.

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    Statistician I-Biostat Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I got the interview with the help of an employee referral. The interview was taken by 2 people and they were nice and polite. The vibe was positive. They explained the whole procedure to first and the interview was over in 25 mins

    Interview Questions

    • simple resume based question. What courses I had done? the various projects and how they can help me at Mayo. Was also asked the most challenging work I had ever done.. seemed easy to me... but I dunno why I lost the round   Answer Question
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    Privacy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by three interviews from phone interview to offer spanning roughly four months. I initially met with other analysts and one senior analyst for my first in person interview, the second was with two analysts and the privacy officer, finally the third interview was with the Chief Privacy Officer for Mayo. The first two interviews focus a bit on background and personal career growth followed by behavioral type questions. The third interview was much more hands on with the actual work and strategies for the department and essentially was more of a we like you prove your the best candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Very Behavior based typed questions, often the same question posed in a different manor.   1 Answer
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    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

    Interview

    The interview had several behavioral type questions and a couple technical questions. The technical questions were tricky but answerable. The Mayo Clinic website was actually helpful in providing sample questions and helpful tips to prepare for the types of questions used in the interview. Overall, it was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you gave culturally competent care.   Answer Question

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