Stanford Health Care Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Stanford Health Care (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    If you do your clinical at Stanford hospital, people already know you which can be an advantage. Then there is a week of reviewing skills. Then there is about a year of Residency where they ask you how you are doing in the process because they would like to keep you.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very fast, first spoke to a recruiter, then 3 phone interviews then a half day of in person interviews. The process was fast. The people were friendly and questions were fair -- most seemed liked a skills assessment and whether I was cultural fit. The one issue of note: I was required to pay all of my travel expenses for the in-person interview up front and it took over a month to get reimbursed. They also require a W-9 for reimbursement, which was new to me. The manager did call personally to tell me I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you looking for a job at this time in your life?   1 Answer
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care.

    Interview

    Went through an agency recruiter so first interview was smoo to setup. After interview I heard back the next day on next steps to fly out but was slow to setup but it was over the holidays.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions but I have interviewed and been interviewed many times so no real surprises, they are very concerned about cultural fit which I appreciated.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Was told top offer was given, it was a fair salary offer in my opinnion. I was most interested in relocation assistance could have been better.

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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care.

    Interview

    New Grads must go through a rigorous and competitive hiring process. It starts with a phone interview, then there are group interviews, and then you interview in different departments in front of a panel. Be as polished as possible. Many good candidates don't make it. So, don't feel bad if that's you. Good luck.

    Interview Questions

    • Stanford uses a personality assessment tool via a third party product. They swear by it, but i'm not convinced.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation because it's unionized.

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    Corporate Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by the recruiter a week later. She scheduled an initial screening with me and shared more about the position before passing me on to the hiring manager and leadership team. I met with them a few weeks later - by far it was the easiest interview process I've been through at this level. No challenging questions, no case interview, nothing. The recruiter called me back and offered me a match to my current salary and then the hiring manager called me later that day and offered me 10% more than what I requested (20% more than my current salary). I want to stress that, recruiter aside, I truly enjoyed getting to know a variety of people at the hospital. That being said, the interview process itself left much to be desired.

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined for four reasons: 1. During two of the interviews (more like meet and greets) with leaders they shared their concerns regarding current leadership and the culture at the hospital, as well as the specific department I had applied to. 2. The VP that I interviewed with did not have a process for the interview, rather only asked a few questions and explained the existing projects. (red flag for me) 3. I felt that my recruiter was unprofessional and didn't do a good job of representing the organization. I really didn't feel that she was on the same page as the hiring manager, and in fact felt that the hiring manager had to take over towards the end. 4. I parsed through reviews online and had many concerns about the current culture and leadership at the hospital. In all fairness, I decided to leave my current company due to the culture and lack of accountability so I was especially sensitive to such commentary/insights.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screening with recruiter, then phone interview with hiring manager, then 1:1 interviews with a few people. Received an email less than a week later w/offer. Interviews were not extremely difficult. I would say they were average.

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate and i regret it

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    New Grad Nurse Residency Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    In a word intense! Be prepared to think on your feet. The process is timed, meaning you will have a maximum of 2 minutes to answer each of the 4 questions posed to you. There will be 3 other candidates in the room with you and up to 10-12 managers and HR people scoring your answers. Keep in mind it's behavioral, they want to hear a clinical situation describing what you actually did, not what your nurse did or what you would do in a hypothetical situation. You will be asked a question covering 4 areas of nursing from care/comfort to critical thinking.

    Interview Questions

    • To begin with you will be asked to interview the candidate next to you and in 2 minutes explain why he/she would be a good fit for Stanford.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - salary fixed for all residents

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    Senior Clinical Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    I got my job via a strong internal employee referral. At first for a 2-3 weeks nobody called. Then a guy from HR called and did a basic screen. Then after a week talent acquisition send an email to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was very basic hr screening. Then a phone interview with hiring manager was scheduled after 3 weeks. that went well and was invited for face 2 face the following week. After a week offer was presented. Offer was more than what I had asked for so couldn't complain.

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    Negotiation

    Offer was more than what I had asked for so couldn't complain.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Stanford Health Care in May 2013.

    Interview

    interview process was easy and no problems

    Interview Questions

    • no hard questions and interview was easy.   1 Answer
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    Help Desk Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Stanford Health Care in May 2013.

    Interview

    Was contacted by Insight Global who initially asked about my work experience. After talking with an account manager and sending my resume and a couple of references, they set me up with a phone interview for a Stanford Clinic opening soon. I joined in on a phone conference interview with the hiring manager and 2 other employees. I was prepared for a phone interview and had been preparing for the past 2 weeks. I didn't expect the first phone interview to be technical rather than behavioral. However, I did enjoy it and they were simple questions. The interviewer stated situations and took me through the process of solving them. I can honestly say it was fun for me!

    Interview Questions

    • What files would you back up on someone's computer?   1 Answer
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