Ohio State University Medical Center Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
Updated Apr 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied here by email. I got reply perhaps after several months. I visited here and interviewed for 2 days. I met many faculties. They wanted me and my technologies at that time. A chairman hinted that he needed me. I got an official job offer a weeks later.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was very simple. However, I already knew the PI for this position as he was a current graduate professor. So I simply met with him and discussed the position, then was formally offered. I did have some trouble dealing with the ID process at the medical center. They seemed a little bit unorganized, but in their defense they had just moved locations and were dealing with a massive hospital construction process.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real difficult or unexpected questions, but again the interview was with a professor who I already knew.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This position was being funded by grant money, so there was already a set budget for this position and no real way to negotiate. However, it was great experience and enough money to get by.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online in June and didn’t get an offer for an interview until mid to end of July. They contacted me through email and made plans for an in-person interview (I live about 2 ½ hours away from Columbus). I only had one interview – they informed me that they chose 9 out of 50 applicants and were narrowing it down to 2. Everyone in the department (department of surgery) was very friendly and accommodating. I interviewed with three different people and the first one was running late which caused my entire interview process to run behind schedule but other than that it was a relatively pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions they asked me were standard interview questions such as my biggest accomplishment to date, words to describe myself, etc. I have a background in public health and one interviewer saw that I knew a few statistical programs and asked me some specific tests that I’ve used but that was probably the most difficult question of the interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    The process was VERY long and drawn out. I had difficulty getting responses from the recruiters in a timely manner. They would promise to call or email within a certain time frame and never did - a promise of 2-3 days was more like a month. During the interview, the head of recruiting was 20 minutes late so I only had a few minutes to speak to her before being rushed to speak with another manager, who was not expecting me and as he was getting ready for a meeting only gave me a few minutes of his time and it was obvious that I was not his top priority. I did not feel like a valued candidate and did not think I got an opportunity to answer questions and give everyone an opportunity to fully evaluate my experience and skills.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied to research assistant II job, but was not qualified, so HR referred me to another research assistant I job. I applied online using the HR rep as a referral. I quickly got an interview, which lasted 2 hours consisting of the PI telling me about his projects, and days later got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • This may sounds unrealistic, but I don't remember any hard questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't really a negotiation phase. I was offered the job, accepted, then came in for a check up meeting and was informed of my pay, which I was pleased with having just graduated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR first, then interviewed with 3 people within hiring department. Took about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • General behaviorial type questions. I.e., "what would you do in a certain situation"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A little different than most places. You don't have the opportunity to negotiate with the hiring manager - you have to negotiate with your HR contact - no exceptions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    This was the most detailed interview process I've ever had. After a phone screening by the hiring manager, I came in for an in-person interview that lasted 6 hours. By the end of it, I had met with over 25 people, some in groups of up to 4 people, some were individual interviews. Because my position works with so many different individuals/teams, they felt it was necessary to get a wide-range of input on my skills and abilities. I thought it was a fantastic screening process.

    Negotiation Details
    Didn't try to negotiate- wish I would've! Highly recommend negotiating in at a higher salary because it's more difficult to do that one you are inside.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was through an email requesting the interview.
    The interview was a phone interview and conducted at a high level with little discussion about real job qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • This position will require work frequently during third shift, 11:00pm-7:30am hours. How do you feel about this?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Respiratory Therapist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online after the director of the department sent an email to my professors asking for interested candidates. Was called in for an interview. It was informal with the Director and Assistant Director of the department. Asked about the mission of the hospital as well as my strengths/ weaknesses, behavioral questions, and future career goals.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the mission of the hospital? Are you familiar with our service goals?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was set in stone, not much negotiating for this particular position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Information Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ohio State University Medical Center in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    When the company first contacted me, they set up a phone interview for a date almost a week in the future. This phone interview was then rescheduled another week into the future. After the phone interview, it took ten days for them to call and set up an interview in person which was then scheduled another week in the future. After this interview in person, there was another week in which I had another phone interview and then the job offer was made three days after that. My advice is to be patient. The career and the benefits will be well worth it. The office culture, as well as the patient care atmosphere are both second to none. The only negative thing is the experience they would like an employee to have is expected to be gotten elsewhere, and usually a promotion will not come to help you gain that experience with another career in the medical center.

    Interview Questions
    • Define a time where you were confronted with both a personal and career issue and define which you picked and why.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. This may be different in higher level positions. I was able to negotiate an incremental raise to be given upon successful completion, in good standing, of the 180 day probationary period.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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