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Salem Hospital Interview Questions & Reviews in Salem, OR

Updated Apr 25, 2014
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No Offer

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IT Staff Interview

IT Staff
Salem, OR

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Salem Hospital.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – 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.   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

CNA Interview

Salem, OR

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Salem Hospital in June 2010.

Interview Details – Email confirmation for resume received, two person interview. Emailed back that I didn't get the job.

Interview Question – A conflict that you had with prior manager, how was it resolved.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Staff RN Interview

Staff RN
Salem, OR

I applied online and interviewed at Salem Hospital.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 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."

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Supervisor Interview

Salem, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Salem Hospital in August 2010.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you encountered a problem in the workplace with a coworker and how did you handle it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – NO. Human resources gives you an offer and that is it.

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