The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Initial communications happened through the website and I ended up being pushed towards a position that didn't actually exist yet, but one they were trying to create in the department. First I was led through 2 phone interviews and then an in person after which I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for a writing sample. As I hadn't done any relevant writing up until then, this was hard to provide to them.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    This ended up not being a great fit for me due to the relaxed nature of the position. I was looking for something a little faster paced.

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    Medical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    take the clinical test, must pass 90%, pass the HR interview and pass the doctor's/ manager's interview

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation in July 2013.

    Interview

    It was a wonderful interview process. The people there are all incredibly friendly. However, the interview was a bit stressful, given that it was a group interview. Yet, I felt like it went well and I would love to work there!

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    Department Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation in July 2013.

    Interview

    I had an interview offer within a few days after applying for the position. In attendance of the interview were the regional manager and the treatment team who really wanted to find the best fit. I felt at ease and really enjoyed the interview process. I was given an opportunity to do a follow-up interview with the surgeon team and was shortly offered the position. I accepted and really look forward to being a part of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a stressful situation at your workplace and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very smooth, and a win-win situation

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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

    Interview

    I applied on-line. I received a call from HR department. Came in for an interview with HR. Interviewed the same day with dept. manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your work ethics ?   1 Answer
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    Patient Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Fremont, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    A very formal interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Situational questions that you have to come up with on the spot.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    non negotiable.

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    Patient Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Fremont, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through Indeed.com, contacted via phone for an in-person interview. Interview panel of two people, Supervisor of PSRs & HR, hiring process took about a month, orientation and training is held in Palo Alto and Mountain View.

    Interview Questions

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    Patient Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Redwood City, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was a group/panel interview. There was a total of 3 candidates including myself that was going to get interviewed for the position. The location was on top of a Bank of America and everyone seemed to love AND enjoy their jobs. The two woman that I meet with were very friendly after asking the typical interview questions the Manager showed all three of us around the office. My advice is to be yourself and relate to the job and especially make a connection with the managers. The office was medium size built and everyone appeared to be happy at what they do.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to be an animal what would you be?   1 Answer
    • If you were a super hero what powers would you have?   2 Answers
  10.  

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation in January 2010.

    Interview

    Years ago, I had a great interview with recruitment and was poised to accept a job offer they had "verbally" given me. I followed up and never heard back. No follow up on the part of the person who opened her mouth too soon and she was without enough integrity to let me know she made a mistake.

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    Physician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Be relaxed. You are in the drivers seat. Its not very hard to get a PC job in any area of the US of A today and likely will just get more in demand as time passes. It can take up to 6 months for a Cal medical lic s get on that fast. No one at a good medical group will take you serioulsy unless you has Cal med lic first. PAMF has jobs all over the Bay Area.

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