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Updated Aug 9, 2014
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Supervisor Interview

Rochester, MN

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – You will get an email inviting you to interview with the hiring manage and a small panel for a behavioral interview. The choices will probably be out 2-3 weeks pending on the the need for the position to be filled.

Interview Question – Behavioral interviews are very difficult and frustrating, you need to have very specific examples for each question asked. Remember to use "I did", or "it was my idea". You dont want to use we or our team, the team wants to know why you did or how you handled a situation.   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Health Systems Engineering Analyst Interview

Senior Health Systems Engineering Analyst

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in February 2014.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview initially. Phone interview was, by followed a panel interview, which was structured in the form of behavioral questions, case study, presentation, and detailed explanation of the a written report. The panel interview took close to two hours

Interview Question – The difficult part was the question regarding data, and the validity of data utilized data   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

New Nurse Residency Interview

New Nurse Residency

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, and got a call to schedule an phone interview after 1 week. The interview was with the HR department and it was very hard. The questions were: Why nursing? What kind of nurse you want to be? Give me an example of a time you had a difficult patient. Where do you see yourself in 5 years. Can you work weekends and holidays? tell me what separates you from other candidates, and why we should hire you. The person interviewing me seemed very bored, and never asked me about an answer i gave. It seemed very mechanical. I believed I did good.

Interview Question – Tell me why we should hire you, and what separates you from the other candidates.   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Communications Consultant Interview

Communications Consultant
Rochester, MN

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Typically there will be a panel interview, and then if selected for follow-on, a series of interviews with other managers, administrators and individuals you'll be working with/for. Can be a very long day, or two separate visits. Sometimes a one-on-one first, then a panel, then the additional one-on-ones. In Public Affairs/Communications you will have at least two supervisors due to it being a matrixed organization. Likely you may have several 'clients,' within your area of responsibility.

Interview Question – Behavioral interview, pretty typical questions. Absolutely must understand the underlying philosophy of Mayo Clinic "The Needs of the Patient Come First," and must be able to show connection to your values.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Lower offer than I was interested in, mentioned my master's degree and requested reconsideration, increased offer was satisfactory.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – East telephone interview, I did not have a lengthy interview process for the position. Typically requires some sort of presentation, and a one day interview. I did not go through a lengthy interview process and therefore it is hard for me to say much about the process

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Environmental Services Supervisor Interview

Environmental Services Supervisor

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – Application goes to HR for review, applications come to managers to accept most qualified candidates, interviews with manager and panel from department including HR with behavioral questions, best applicant is picked and call is made by HR for hire or non-hire.

Interview Question – It's all behavioral based questions, so each situation varies from person to person on experience   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimal, I came from the low ranks, so it was a pretty minimal negotiation.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Hospital Pharmacist Interview

Hospital Pharmacist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – They roll out the red carpet for all potential employees.Dress to impress as they are big on professional, positive image, and appearance. Read the instructions for the interview (times and location), wait for them to come find you upon arrival.

Interview Question – No real difficult questions, just know about the institution (transplant, research, oncology, formulary, etc..)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty easy, def negotiate some (5% rule)

No Offer

Negative Experience

IT Systems Engineer Interview

IT Systems Engineer
Scottsdale, AZ

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

Interview Details – filled out the online from on 1/17/2014. was emailed on 1/31 that my information was forwarded to the hiring manager. Was emailed on 5/14 for an interview. Declined to have it because I already found another position

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Physical Therapist Interview

Physical Therapist

I applied online - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in April 2014.

Interview Details – Was contacted within one week of submitting an online application. I scheduled an interview, and was emailed good directions to locate the facility. I arrived at the clinic and was met by the regional therapy manager, and given a tour of the facility. Then I was introduced to some of the staff, and interviewed by a panel of rehab department staff.

Interview Question – What is an example of your most challenging patient?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Analyst Programmer Interview

Analyst Programmer

Interviewed at Mayo Clinic

Interview Details – Two phone interviews, two panel inperson interviews.

Interview Question – What challenges have you experienced, how did you over come them?   Answer Question

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