Memorial Sloan Kettering Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    I applied online, it took about two weeks until I was called for an on the phone interview. after hearing my background they believed I was a better fit for the physician office assistant. I then was asked to take an online assessment. After the assessment I followed up and had an interview with the HR recruiter. during the interview I was then sent to the Administrative coordinator in the department I was to work in. The interview was very nice and so were the people. be prepared for a very long list of questions about your goals in life, along with some " what would you do questions". i was not offered the position but I am interviewing in other departments. Its a pretty competitive process for good reasons.

    Interview Questions

    • the most difficult question for me was how would I immediately start to organize the the schedules of the doctors I would be working for.   Answer Question
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    Session Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    Sent in my application and got an email a few weeks later asking to take an online test. The next day I was called to schedule an interview. I was away at the time, so could not come in for a few weeks. The initial interview took all of 10 minutes, which was pretty much just a screening to make sure you are able to effectively communicate and "practice" for the real interview that was scheduled for the next day. The next round was with two people who asked a long list of typical interview questions that were mostly fair. The interviewer's were extremely nice and made me feel comfortable. After the interview they had me wait outside while they discussed. They then came out 10-15 minutes later informing me that I had moved on to the final round of interviews which took place that day. Not as many questions were asked in the last interview and they were similar to the questions already asked except for a few variations. Overall, the whole process went well and everyone there was really friendly. They informed me that they would let me know by the end of the week, however I did not hear from them for two weeks. After those long two weeks, I received the email that I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a time where you had to convince a co-worker to do something that they didn't want to do?   Answer Question
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    Session Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    I filled out an application online on MSKCC's career webpage. A week or so later, I received an email from a talent recruiter letting me know about an online assessment that I had to take before scheduling an interview. I passed the test, and then a few days later received a call from said recruiter asking when I was available to meet with him. I went in a week later, and the meeting was mostly like a pre-interview. He informed me about the position, and then asked me questions similar to what they would ask in a formal interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were under a time crunch and how you dealt with it.
      Describe a time when you went above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service
      Describe a time when you worked in a group setting with others
       
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    Research Study Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    the entire process entailed 5 interviews in total. Each interview was about 5-10 minutes and scattered over the course of a month and half. Overall I would say it was a long process but I believe they purposely make it this way to see that you are committed to wanting to work here.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if your boss was pressuring you to get information from a patient and you couldn't?   Answer Question
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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was quick, I first had a phone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisitions team. And then I had a in person interview with two administrators. I was very nervous and did not make it past the second interview. I believe there were one or two more people that needed to interview me after them. The interview had alot of scenario questions, which I do not like.

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    • Describe a time in which you felt your employer was unfair.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (2)  

    Session Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    I got refered by an agency to one of MSK talent recruiters. I had an intital phone conversation with the recruiter and then an interview soon after that. After the recruiter interview I met with 2 practice managers for an hr and then directly after that their supervisor for another hour and recieved a tour of one of the floors to get an idea of the session assistant layout. Los of behavioral questions and tell me a time when....questions. The process took about 3 weeks, but that it because I was only available on certain days to interview and they were very accomadating to meeting me a week apart each time. This isn't for the faint of heart, you need to be able to stick around, and you should want to because MSK is a great company, so don't mess around with them, this isn't just "another job".

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had to go above and beyond

      Give me a time you had an idea that everyone was against, and how you proceeded with it.
       An example of a time you had to make a quick decision

      I displayed extraordinary customer service, and (2) one example where I participated in a group activity.

      How you’ve shown leadership

      What would you do if a co-worker of yours was being exceptionally lazy or not doing his/her job?

      stressful situation and how you handled it, how do you feel about team work &give an example of when you worked on a team

      Name a time when you failed at something?

      Give us one example of when you did not agree with your boss and what you did about it.

      Have you ever received feedback that you did not agree with?

      Tell us about a time where you made a mistake.
       When was a time you showed empathy?
       When was a time you missed a deadline?
       
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    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation.

  8.  

    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    It was a long and frustrating process, but in the end it was a great first job out of college for me. I commuted in 3 separate days for interviews, and on one day a physician kept me waiting an hour and a half before she met me for the interview. However, I am glad I stuck with the process because I enjoyed working there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. I'm not sure if they would have negotiated had I tried.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Interview

    The hiring process is very long. You have to interview with a lot of people within your department. Can be several months between when you submit your application and hear back. One woman in my orientation group had twelve interviews before being offered a position.

  10.  

    Research Study Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through career services from my university. Very laid back feel, straightforward questions. I had an initial interview in the fall, and they asked me to contact them later in the year when they had an idea of what positions would be open. Still waiting on that, but an overall pleasant process.

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    Physician Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed by phone with HR and then came in to an in person interview. We talked about my previous experience at rival MD Anderson in Houston. After interviewing for about 20 minutes, I was asked if i could interview with the department. I shuttled over to the Upper East Side for the next interview and met with 2 ladies who told me more about the position. The asked if I was busy later in the day and then scheduled my next interview in with the department head. I met with a board of 4 women who all asked very intense questions about my skills and experience. I received an offer, 45 minutes after leaving my last interview!

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