Sunrise Senior Living Executive Director Interview Questions

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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Executive Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in October 2014.

Interview Details

Very lengthy interview process. I submitted my application. I was contacted by the recruiting within 7 days and had an initial phone interview of about 30 minutes. Within 2 days, the second phone interview was scheduled with the hiring manager. About a week later, I had a in person interview with the hiring manager, then a series of interviews with the leadership team and a final interview with a VP Panel. The process was very long but the people were really amazing. They were professional and made me feel comfortable and welcome. I was impressed at the level of experience in the company and the commitment to try and find the right fit for the company. At the particular community I interviewed for they had staff (managers) who had been there for over 20 years. This was very impressive. I met individuals who started as caregivers and were now in top leadership positions due to education and promotion.

Interview Questions
  • Questions were very specific. You had to give examples of specific incidents and the issue, action and resolution you took.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
There was very little negotiation which was expected. The communities have a certain budget for the position and could not exceed it
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sunrise Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral based interviewing. They will ask specific questions related to past experiences, which will predict future behavior. Be prepared with examples of dealing with difficult customers, examples of team work, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Very specific questions relating to financial performance and knowledge of profit and loss statements.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Depends on experience, but they will negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I've had a phone interview on two separate occasions for the position of executive director with Sunrise Senior Living. I was contacted on both occasions by the recruiter for the company though my linkedin profile.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview process was underwhelming. No hard questions to answer. More focused on summarizing your resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line in response to a web posting. I received an e-mail within a few days asking to set up an interview time. The e-mail allowed me to choose a slot for the phone interview. I received a confirmation for the phone interview time. Interviewee was located in another state and was employed by the company. The interviewer had previously worked for the company in another position for more than 5 years. The interview was approx. 45 minutes in length and included several open ended questions regarding how I had dealt with certain challenges and problems in the past. The interviewer was very open about the process . Following the interview I was sent a Pi questionnaire to complete on line. The next day I received an opportunity to meet with a Regional Director for the facility with the job opening. The interview was held at another facility and I met with the Regional Director for approximately 45 minutes. The regional director was friendly but did not seem really interested in discussion of how I might utilize my experience in the Sunrise setting.

    Interview Questions
    • What have I done in my experience with regard to development of financial planning within the facility context.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was promoted from within. I called my current supervisor and told her I was interested in the job. I sent my resume to the person in charge of hiring and took the PI test. I was then intereviewed over the phone the following day. After that, the VP of Operations and the Regional Director of Operations sat down with me face to face and interviewed me. I was given an offer the next day and two weeks later moved into my current position.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any question being difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given the offer I expected and in addition was offered a sign on bonus. There was little negotiation because I knew going in what to expect.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northville, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northville, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    My interview experience was the longest but most thorough process I have ever been through. The process started with an online resume submission, followed by a phone interview. The next steps were a series of 5 face to face interviews with the Regional Director, VP of Operations, Senior Vice President, Regional HR Director, and Regional Director again. I had two additional phone interviews with the Regional Sales Director and Regional Nursing Director. Finally I had two panel interivews: one with the Coordinator Team and one with the front line team members. There is a reason that Sunrise has long tenured team members. They are thorough.

    Interview Questions
    • I really did not face an unexpected question. The most difficult question is always when they ask me to describe one weakness. I am always honest and tell them that an opportunity area for me is to always work to be more organized. I expand on that to help them understand that I am organized by nature but work very hard to be more efficient and effective at what I do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much negotiation. They gave me one offer, I counter offered and they accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter set up a meeting wtih Regional Director from a different company. Met with Regional Director at a Community that had an opening for Executive Director. We spent a couple of hours talking and touring. She also brought in (individually) 2 of her key Department Managers. I was allowed time to chat with each of them privately.
    It was quite interesting as this company only owns 3, large, very nice Communities. The size of the company is much smaller than what I am used to. I believe there would have been good management support to an extent, but there are not as many resources, or constraints as in Sunrise.

    Interview Questions
    • The overall discuss of community finances.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I very much like where I am at, including our team members. My Regional Director (direct supervisor) and his supervisor are very supportive and very knowledgeable I am in a good place. :-)

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Received an email from the hiring recruiter within the company stating he would like to set up a time within the next two days to speak with me briefly over the phone to discuss the opening.

    I then notified him via e-mail of when I would be available for the call. I did all my research on the company from owners, how long they had been in business, to how many locations they had in this state as well as around the world.

    Be very prepard for those bahavioral based questions the what would you do, how would you improve this and how in the past did you handle this type of questioning.

    Interviewer was not very well spoken nor versed dont know how they could judge me so fast, not very family orientated business, very profit driven.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you had to give orders to your group to get a job done, What did you do and how did you handle this situation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sunrise Senior Living in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    long interview process but worth it. They wanted to make sure they were hiring the right person for the job. lots of phone iterviews and interviews with the staff

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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