Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Salem Hospital
- Staff RN (2)
- IT Staff (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- CNA (1)
- Supervisor (1)
- New Grad RN Residency CVCU (1)
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Salem Hospital (Salem, OR).
Initially received email invitation to interview and it took a couple of weeks to go through phone screens and schedule an onsite interview. When I got onsite and started the interview it turned out to be very different from how the job was initially described. The staff questions and job expectations were different from the description by the hiring manager during phone screens. Classic bait and switch interview process.There seems to be a disconnect between management and staff where management is out of touch with day to day activities.
- The most unexpected question from the staff was, "Were you given a description of this job?" I repeated the description as it was described to me and they looked confused and acted like it was my shortcoming. That was the end of the interview. From my albeit limited exposure to the organization it seems like a highly politicized environment where popularity counts more than ability. Even if it went well and I were offered a job I would turn it down because I value skills over politics. As a 20 year IT veteran I can spot dysfunction when I see it. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Salem Hospital (Salem, OR).
I think interview questions are focused on attitude/behavior and skill. Management wants to see how well you would work as a team member, how you would react to different situations and if you are self motivated. There is also a big emphasis on patient satisfaction.
- Why do you want to work for us? Answer Question
I didn't feel like there was any negotiation. It was basically, "Here's what we pay for this job. If you agree, sign here."
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Salem Hospital (Salem, OR) in October 2013.
Two part interview process, first with HR and then various Unit staff. Various behavioral and clinical questions were asked by each panel member. Interview was just myself and panel. Entire interview 45 minutes. Staff were polite courteous and non threatening. As a new grad it was
- Describe a Conflict with manager and how you resolved it, recall a time when you went above and beyond, There were about 5 scenario based clinical questions related to Cardiovascular diagnosis Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Salem Hospital (Salem, OR) in August 2010.
The whole hiring process takes a very long time for any position. I first had a half hour conference phone interview with 3 people. They were not prepared. In fact, as I was on the phone, they told me they were looking up the questions they were to use. After a couple of weeks, I was notified that I was selected for a second interview. I interviewed first with the management team and later that day I interviewed with supervisors (6 of them). It was not very organized. I was not too impressed with the how friendly some people were. I would walk by staff and no one tried to say or even smile.
- Tell me about a time when you encountered a problem in the workplace with a coworker and how did you handle it. 1 Answer
NO. Human resources gives you an offer and that is it.
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Salem Hospital (Salem, OR) in June 2010.
Email confirmation for resume received, two person interview. Emailed back that I didn't get the job.
- A conflict that you had with prior manager, how was it resolved. Answer Question
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