Phoenix House Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Nurse-LPN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Phoenix House in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    After e-mailing my resume I was contacted for an interview. I was nervous (as anyone would be before an interview) but I was immediately put at ease when I entered the facility. Everyone was so warm and welcoming, I even got told by an employee before meeting with the person I was interviewing with "Oh, Your a nurse, good we need nurses!" Which immediately made me smile.

    - The person that I interviewed with was very nice, understanding and easing going. I have a passion for working with people who suffer from substance abuse as well as psych issues, so sometimes it didn't even "feel" like an interview, but more like just chatting with someone who shares the same caring nature toward these individuals. Of course I was asked a few "traditional" interview questions (it was an interview after all.) I also had to have a valid N.Y state nursing license, as well as the other qualifications they were looking for (if you are applying for a nursing position at this facility, you should already be aware of these qualifications.) Also, it helps if you've had previous psyche experience and/or had worked with patients suffering from substance abuse before.

    - This is a position that requires tons of compassion, understanding, and patience. It's not for nurses "just looking to get a paycheck." These are human beings that need understanding and someone who is willing to put the time and effort in with them.

    Interview Questions
    • I think that, due to the fact the working with this company was something I've been wanting to do since nursing school, there weren't any "unexpected" questions per se. I was already knowledgeable about the company , because I had "done my research" beforehand.

      - I should mention that the overall hiring process requires patience. It took about a week to hear back to see if I even got the position. I officially formally accepted the job offer, and I'm truly excited about it. I'm just still waiting to hear back about the final paperwork,(and results from my fingerprinting/drug screen etc.) Which seems to be about a 2 week wait, and then hopefully, I'll hear my official start date...but as they say "Good things come to those who wait." So my best advice is to have patience, I was grateful that they at least called me to formally offer me the position, so I wasn't on "pins and needles" anymore.

      EDIT: I'm now starting to understand what the other nurse who posted was saying. I managed to go through the drug test, fingerprint check etc. I even had my physical and the PPD, (which cost me 2 copays) and I STILL have yet to receive an actual start date from them. Although they are very nice to me. I have a friend that works here (different state though) but I'm going to ask them what's up.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Phoenix House.

    Interview Details

    Very smooth, computer test was only draw back slightly unclear with little guidance. The management and staff were very welcoming. The energy is immediately high energy, prove that you have the people skills to be in the field. Do not be lazy, stay engaged, and go out of your way to learn and you will get the most from this opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself and this company in 5 years.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    --- Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Phoenix House.

    Interview Details

    Email HR with cover letter and resume. The hiring manager contacts applicants if interested. Testing includes computer skills, and for clinical positions, psychological testing. Must pass criminal background checks and a drug test. More than one person may interview applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in the substance abuse treatment field?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Phoenix House.

    Interview Details

    It was a very easy and fast process. There was a lot of talk about how there would be no raises as it was a non profit organizationa and the job should be taken for the betterment of the community not for monetary reasons.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Phoenix House.

    Interview Details

    Great attention to detail.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if....(speaking of potential harassment)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Aid Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Phoenix House in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was easy and submitted the proper paperwork there was a lot to get done with the new hire paperwork to start the position and the process is tedious

    Interview Questions
    • training was a complete joke they never gave me a chance to succeed here and fired me after 2 days of employment really unprofessional   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none it was given to me
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Counselor Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews
    two visits
    the staff were very pleasant

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Substance Abuse Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Phoenix House in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was hired during my internship due to a position vacancy because of medical reasons.

    Interview Questions
    • I never had a formal interview and was approached during my internship.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Phoenix House in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I started out as an intern and was hired as a counselor immediately after graduation. The Program Director position became available and the company approached me about the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a challenging time in your life and how did you get through it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was already employed with the company there was no negotiations. I was happy with the salary offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northeast, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northeast, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Phoenix House in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone Call 1+ months after initial submission of resume
    Group Interview with individuals from different departments
    Interview with VP
    On line psych tests
    Background check
    Drug Screen
    References were checked
    Offer was made and accepted after wage negotiation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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