Mayo Clinic Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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  1.  

    Sponsored Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

    Interview Details

    Like anything Mayo related, the pace is akin to molasses; you will practice the virtue of patience during the process. Typically after about a week or two of initially applying your application is sent to a hiring manager and then anywhere between two to four weeks later you will get a rejection email or called for an interview. The interview happens soon thereafter, but if it is during the beginning of the process you may have to wait a week or three for all of the interviews to be done.

    The interview process is mostly to strictly behavioral based and it involves a panel, ranging in three people to a dozen or more. They ask, you respond. Depending on how quick you can think on your feet to answer their sometimes seemingly irrelevant questions, you may or may not like the interview. I found that the questions did little to weed out those who would work well or not work well as they focused too much on feel good aspects and not enough on work ethic.

    With that being said, the interviewers were all friendly, professional, and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had a disagreement with a co-worker on how to accomplish a task and how did you resolve this?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    HRIS Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    HR initially contacts to request a phone interview. A phone interview was scheduled with 3 hiring managers. Following the phone interview, a face-to-face interview is scheduled. There was a panel of 4 interviewers. 2 via video conferencing and 2 in the office.

    Interview consisted of standard questions. Nothing overly challenging to answer. Many redundant questions that made it difficult to demonstrate diverse skills. However, before the interview began, a meeting was held with the HR Specialist to review benefits. Also, a tour and overview of the team.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. There were a lot of redundant questions that overlapped which made it difficult to really demonstrate diverse skills.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Appointment Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

    Interview Details

    Phone call from HR for a panel interview with different desk supervisors.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not take advantage of it, but found out afterwards that I could have.
    Accepted Offer
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    Catering Retail Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went through a couple of phone interviews and a full day of interviews with prospective boss and other staff members. I visited with the hiring boss for an hour or so. I then joined her and another manager for lunch. Finally, I met with about a dozen people for a round table of questions. It was actually fun.

    Interview Questions
    • I truly can't recall anything out of the ordinary that I was asked.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I tried; asked if the offered salary was on the low end or high end. I was told low, and really not offered anything further.
    Disappointing, and truly should be paid more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Behavorial style interview. Expect a panel of people.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you at work and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiatiop phase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Mayo Clinic.

    Interview Details

    Did not receive a call almost after a month to two of applying; interviewed with two of the supervisors of the department.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions, the usual explain a time when... type of questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, they offered me a good pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Emergency Room Physician Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Snail's pace between initial application and calling for interview. Interview process was all behavioral and about scenarios, along with "teamwork" questions and how to handle difficult patients.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of when you had differences with a colleague.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Posting process is all done via H/R department. Interview process is handled via the hiring manager, using a panel interview to help in determining best suited candidates. All interviews are behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a difficult customer that digs their heels in, expressing their desires (for or against); when it is very clear the decision is wrong and/or detrimental?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was called by current supervisor and was asked some specific questions about what I was done in my college, and what is your advantage to fulfill the project he will assign? Why you choose to work at Mayo Clinic, where you know this job opportunity from? What is your career plan in next 3 years?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Mayo Clinic in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The easiest interview process I have ever been to. They made me feel comfortable, and showed great respect to me. They were more concerned about my soft skills, rather than accomplishments or metrics. The friendliness and care they showed, made me want the job, more so than any other interview I had been to

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Minimal negotiation, very fair 1st offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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