Northwestern Medicine Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Physician Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    The process is painfully long and frustrating. You might be contacted by HR 3 months after initial application, then brought in by the department for an interview. My first interview with one Department went extremely well, and I was told by one person high on the decision making chain "Clearly you are the right person for the job. No one else has your experience. I'll make sure we get you on board ASAP." Then after hearing nothing further for 2 weeks I had to follow up to find the position was filled because someone knew somebody. Then I was called to interview for another department (again, 3 months after applying) and after another month with 2 rounds of interviews, still waiting. Almost not worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic questions about my experience, nothing too difficult.   Answer Question
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very welcoming and positive walked in and met with the nurse manager and a clinical tech they explaied their expereince and the job and then let me shadow on the unit and another unit to see what it was like. All of the staff members were awesome

    Interview Questions

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    Registered Nurse Cardio/Pulmonary Transplant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the online portal, a friend gave me a contact for the hiring department and was able to set up an interview within the week of application. Meet with two of the three managers, both were very nice and welcoming, very easy to talk with and felt comfortable asking questions

    Interview Questions

    • What is your end goal?, Where do you see yourself in 5 years?, Why do you want to work in Cardio/Pulmonary Transplant?, What made you switch careers? (used to be a teacher)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    New Nursing Grad, no negotiation with hiring pay. I did ask because I have several years of medical experience, but when I asked why they said that it's because I have no experience as a nurse. Offer wasn't too bad though.

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    Patient Access Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Lake Forest, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process was very smooth. Interview set up through a temp agency. Great interviewing manager who asked a lot of detailed questions. Manager willing to work with my scheduale and very thankful she could find someone to do the overnight hours. However very confusing with where to go for interview. Went to HR and they had no idea who I was and where I should even be. After about 10 minutes they finally figured out where I should be and ended up being late to the interview because of this.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The operations interviewer was really nice and helpful. She asked me a few questions that related to my clinical experience and my strengths and weaknesses. She asked me if I had any questions in addition to anything she didn't cover and she was very detailed with her answers. I had the opportunity to meet different managers on the unit including the operations manager and two other managers who were also very nice as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you can change?   1 Answer
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    RN Staff Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Lengthy but extremely informative. I worked with the RN Recruiter, Karen, and she was fabulous. Kept me informed of the hiring process and so nice to work with. I'm glad I accepted the offer to work here. Karen was also nice and worked with other nurses that I referred her to.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you went above and beyond for a patient or co-worker   Answer Question
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    Operations Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Received call from HR rep, did over the phone question review, scheduled first interview with manager, went through basic position questions and was informed about the company. Went to the final interview with VP waiting for final call.

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very easy..It seems that take a liking to people who already have healthcare experience. In the Administration, that's plus and it goes a long way with Physicians, clinical directors, etc

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    Registered Dietitian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    Apply via online platform; take an online personality/psych assessment test (tip: they are looking for the traits of teamwork, altruism, and an engaged workforce). If make it past the initial psych and resume screen, resume forwarded to hiring manager who instructs HR to contact those they want to interview. In-person interview with HR and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Job-specific clinical questions; typical behavioral interview questions (i.e. describe a situation in which you had a challenge, worked with a difficult person, turned a loss into win, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase, if I had known my position was budgeted in a range, I would have negotiated for more money.

  11. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    I applied online through the career site. It took about 2 months for someone from HR to contact me for a Phone interview. I passed that and went in for an in person interview about a week later. Pretty easy and laid back interview. I then was asked to take a test to make sure my excel skills were up to par. I did not hear anything for about a month and a half. Assumed I did not get the position. After waiting this length of time I was contacted by phone by HR saying they were pursuing other candidates

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