Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health.
Interview Details – Interview process was a joke. In my case, the interviewer had no clue what Project Management really is or how to identify a skilled project manager. I interviewed for other Sutter Health FTE positions while contracting. Those interviews were better, but still mostly very general. The hiring managers are not very adept at knowing how to identify and hire resources best suited to growing the organization. Often, the hiring manager is too busy and would send a junior team member to conduct the interview.
Interview Question – Very basic interview questions, essentially reiterating the same information presented on my resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Completely unwilling to negotiate. They severly lowball the salary, citing that people are clammoring to work for Sutter Health. There is talent within the organization, one must look long and hard to find it -- and it's rarely found at the Manager or higher levels.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sutter Health.
Interview Details – 2 interviews back to back. 1st one with management the 2nd with the leads for the EHR Service desk. Pretty general questions about IT stuff from the technicians. Management just asked general question like why do you want to work here etc.
Interview Question – I didn't encounter anything crazy. Just your standard IT questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health.
Interview Details – I was called & did a quick on the spot phone interview, questions like:
Whats your ideal working enviorment? Whats your most greatest accomplishment at your most recent job? what do you think is most needed in the workplace for you 2 be happy.
then called in with 2 peop
Interview Question – If you were interviewing a potential canidate, what would be more important , attitude or knowledge and why? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in May 2012.
Interview Details – Interview was initiated by department admin, throughout the whole process I did not have any interaction with a recruiter or someone from HR until the end when I got a boiler plate thank you for applying email. The process started with a group phone interview, followed by a panel interview, followed by another panel interview and ended with a skills test and the process is dragged out between multiple days requiring to take a decent amount of time off if you are currently working. All the questions are very engaging, open ended analytic in nature and throughout the dialogue you gain a good sense of the role and responsibilities.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sutter Health in April 2010.
Interview Details – Being hired through a recruiter for a contract position made the interview process much less daunting. I interviewed with the hiring manager over the phone and discussed my skills to determine a match. I was contacted later that day to come in for a brief in person interview which in turn became a job offer right on the spot. Excellent professionalism by the organization and manager.
Negotiation Details – An offer was made and I accepted, they were aware of what range of compensation I was looking for based on the recruiters information as well as my expectations based on what they told her they could offer within their budget. It was very fair.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in May 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview. Hiring Manager interview. Six person panel interview. Personality question. Job skills questions. Previous accomplishment questions. How do you handle difficult situations, how would you communicate in a persuasive manner with doctors or nurses.
Negotiation Details – Simple. Competitive salaries required little negotiation.
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in November 2010.
Interview Details – Very laborious process. They had my resume for about 4 months before they called. Started with a phone interview with the hiring manager. That went well so I was invited for a 1:1 interview. That also went well and I had good rapport with the hiring manager. He asked me to appear for a panel interview which got a bit riduculous. There were 6 people present in the room and three others attended from another office location via teleconference. Nine people...barely enough time for each person to ask one question, and I never knew where the next question was coming from. I felt like I was being vetted for the supreme court. This was for an upper level analytical position; individual contributor...not even a manager or director. I felt it was overkill. Furthermore, I didn't have good rapport with some of the folks in the room. Manager called a few days later and offered me the job. I was surprised...didn't think the panel had gone well, but boss obviously liked me well enough to (perhaps) overrule them. Since no one from the team I would be working with directly was part of the panel, and since I was on the fence (liked the boss but maybe not the larger group) about the position, I asked to be able to meet with the team I'd be working with to help make up my mind. Not sure what the boss told them; again, I had already been offered the job. They put me in another panel with the team (three of them vs. me...and it was "versus") and the team grilled me hard. I wanted to laugh and say, 'you guys know that I've been offered the job and I'm trying to decide, right?'
I ended up accepting the offer after making some demands and it worked out fine, although I was right about some of the folks on the panel.
Negotiation Details – Since I wasn't sure the job was for me (and thus willing to gamble), I asked for a bit more money, some flexibility in schedule and start date. Nothing ridiculous; wasn't playing games. Stuff I asked for was within reason but they could have said no. They didn't. Gave me what I asked for.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sutter Health in December 2011.
Interview Details – The recruiter and director didn't seem very organized and were on two different schedules. The recruiter insisted that they should have the chosen candidate by the end of the week after I interviewed but the director said it should take at least 3 weeks.
After playing phone tag with the recruiter on the initial set up of the interview we finally got in touch, mostly technical questions were asked leading me to be in the top 4 candidates chosen. The interview with the director went pretty smooth and no challenging questions were asked in which I prepared for. After consistently checking up with both the recruiter and director they ensured to keep me up to date on the decision making process. During the fourth week the recruiter didn't return my call or e-mail so I ended up frantically searching for jobs again, to my amazement they had re-posted the job that they had taken down 3 weeks prior. Since there were only 3 other candidates I felt deceived that I wasn't even notified about the process taking longer than originally planned.
The sixth week is when I got a generic "this position is no longer available" e-mail. I wrote the recruiter to thank her for her time and she wrote back a snobbish letter in which I thought was very unprofessional. Doubt I'll ever look at Sutter Care at Home job opportunities again due to the ill and unprofessional treatment of the recruiter.
Interview Question – What transferable skills from previous experience can you apply to this position? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Sutter Health in April 2011.
Interview Details – I was called for a phone interview with the hiring manager. My technical skills were explained and he thoroughly enjoyed my background on various items. He informed me that a further one-on-one interview would be necessary with a panel of technical folks.
On the day of the one-on-one interview I arrived at the location on time. I was escorted and taken to a conference room where there was a panel of people with various technical expertises from Web Developers, Production Support, Managers and Engineers. Most of the panel were men along with only one female. Various questions were asked from windows IIS servers, Weblogic, Database and Linux/Unix. I felt confident about my answers. At the end of the first round, I was taken to another waiting area and was asked to wait around 15 minutes for them to decide if I made it to the second round.
After 15 minutes, the hiring manager came to escort me out of the building, he proceeded to explain that I didn’t qualify for the position because I didn’t have enough Windows 2008 Server experience along with IIS 7 which I found it almost laughable since his staff learned the technology four months before my interview. Usually my experience on Unix/Linux is a demonstration that I can learn just about any operating system but that was not the case here. Windows trumped Unix? When has anyone seen that before? The hiring manager seemed very heart broken that his staff of technical folks didn’t want to proceed with a second interview which lead me to believe that something else was at work. To be told that I was not technical enough because I didn’t know one piece of a technology is a flat out lie and that leads me to believe they were making an excuse.
I got the impression that this is a Good O Boys shop. There was only one woman in the interview panel which was a Manager and I didn’t see many women working in the Information Technology building. I’ve never heard of a job that requires people to know exactly every piece of Technology and not be given an opportunity to learn new items on the job.
Very Easy Interview
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sutter Health in June 2011.
Interview Details – It was great. I already worked for the company and they offered me the promotion
Negotiation Details – Nothing
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