The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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    Medical Assistant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was very professional from what I remember. I received a call from HR, then met with the manager of the clinic at the time, was given a tour of the clinic. I was then offered the job a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you treat a patient that suddenly fell unconscious?   1 Answer
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    Pateint Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Mountain View, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online,3 weeks later i get a email from the office manager. I came in to the interview it went well really easy. 5 days later I get an email from the manager stating I will get a call from HR with a job offer. I'm still waiting for the call.

    Interview Questions

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    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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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Mountain View, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I was called for an interview a couple of weeks after applying. There was a 45 minute interview with a senior research scientist and then I was called a few days later with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were not overly difficult, mainly about why I wanted this position and what drew me towards a career in health research   Answer Question
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    Patient Service Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Redwood City, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Toughest interview I've had to go through only because there were a lot of "tell me about a time" questions which definitely puts you on the spot. People who I interviewed with were very friendly and not intimidating.

    Interview Questions

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    Medical Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied online. I 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!

    Interview Questions

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    Department Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed 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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    Patient Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Dublin, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Its more of who you know and not so much what you know. I had to submit the application on line then i had to email my resume then i had to do 2 interviews one with my current supervisor and then the actual office.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed 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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