I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and was contacted by Adecco, the firm that NHPRI uses to handle its staffing, the next day. The process consisted of an in-person first round interview with the dept. manager and a second round interview with team member and a different department manager. Received an offer two days after second round interview. HR wanted me to decide within 24 hours which I could not do without any benefits information. HR negotiated and only gave me 2 and a half days to decide. Called to decline offer with HR but they did not answer so I left a msg asking for a call back. I tried contacting them several times over the next few days to decline the offer but they were slow and unresponsive. When they got back in touch with me they were still expecting me to accept the offer though I passed the decision deadline by 4 days. HR is a bulldog and I did not like how they handled the situation.
Interview Question – Standard questions like, "Why did you apply for this position?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – Loved the manager, did not like the team members. HR was really aggressive about wanting a decision in less than 24 hours with NO information on employee benefits and I never received information on what the employee contribution to the health plan was. Met my minimum salary but I received a better offer at a better company elsewhere.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI in March 2011.
Interview Details – This organization has a very extended period for hiring. People are generally hired via network of current emp. Diversity is not extensive and i believe the HR dept plays little to no role in influencing the hiring mgrs. this leaves the dept to exisit as awearhous for filtering resume and little credit given to them for umnderstanding the needs of the business units. This is a very dangerous way to utilize the talent dept.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.
Interview Details – It is hard to call anything at NHPRI an "interview" as it is all about who you know and who can get you in the door. The hiring process takes months (literally) and there was no interaction from HR. I can only describe the process as very unusual. The day started off well enough, with a tour of the building and a discussion about the company's mission and direction. Then we went into an office and were followed in by an IT tech who dismantled a computer while we spoke. I was supposed to interview with 3 people, only two showed up. Questions weren't about the role I had applied for or my abilities, rather they were about trying to see if I would fit into one of the roles that was available. There was no follow-up after the interviews, though they were all honest about how disorganized the hiring process was at NHPRI.
Interview Question – Which position do you think would be a good fit? What do you want to do? Answer Question
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