UT Southwestern Medical Center Interview Questions

Updated Dec 31, 2014
Updated Dec 31, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    The department secretary called me up to break the news of my impending interview. She gave me a place and a time, as well as the name of my prospective employer. If I properly recall, there was only a couple days' interlude between the secretary's initial phone call and the face-to-face interview with my PI. I slipped into my best suit and sauntered on down to campus. The layout at the facility is somewhat complicated, so I took care to familiarize myself with a map beforehand. After I found his office, I gave the door a couple of knocks and he invited me in. This job was my first foray into research, and he wasn't expecting much in way of experience past what I had done in my undergraduate lab classes. He asked about my future plans, and once he was convinced I wasn't completely insane, he filled me in on the finer details of the project. Afterwards, we went on a tour of the laboratory and met what would turn out to be my future coworkers (I didn't know at the time). The rest is, as they say, history. He called me a week later offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Clinic Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    You definitely need to apply online. No one will talk to you about a job until you apply online and have your testing completed. To complete the testing you need to call HR and ask for the recruiting department. At that time they will schedule you for testing.

    Interview Questions
    • Just be ready to answer questions about your previous experience. They are interested in know about you to get an idea of how you will work well in the area you are applying for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. HR has a defined system for offering.
    Accepted Offer
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    Spanish Interpreter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    Interview was formal with the HR department. They made me feel at ease though. Then I was interview by the department manager and asked me basic questions about my experience and qualifications. We performed a short mock exercise where I had to interpret for a Doctor and patient. Also, I took a test done by an independent company about Spanish and medical terminology.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was pretty much standard so there wasn't really an unexpected question. The manager asked me about my experience pertaining to medical terminology and knowledge about consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. Having said that, I did went into a little trouble during the mock exercise described below.

      In the mock exercise there was one word during the interpretation I hadn't been exposed in the past and went blank for a moment. I was able to overcome that and went ahead to finish with the rest of the exercise.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Medical Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    it was so ugly after i spent big time to reach to interview then i met with Lab manager (female) and two supervisors one of those is for chemistry which i applied for
    it took one or two minutes for the manager to excuse herself to leave me even before i start the interview for personal reason and then both supervisors told me to leave and i was sad asking what happened they said its ok the interview is done
    later i complained to recruiter which she is in different world and she wont listen or read my emails except she said we hvae gave the chance to be interviewed what you need more !!! believe me UT Southwester is not good place to work for with those kind of people who do not care about your right for interview i hope i am wrong here but i am sure this is the reality and god is my witness ,, stay away from them

    Interview Questions
    • not even asked any question they just want to show equal opportunity is given to many people for the job and they know who they want to hire   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Communication is usually by email to come in for an interview. The next level is to meet with other administrative staff, who also interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What goals have you set for yourself, and if not reaching them, please explain why?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was agreed upon the standards of 10% increase. This is usually the standard set at UT Southwestern, if being promoted from within. Not sure what the standard is if coming in from the outside.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    A friend gave my name for an admin opening to her boss. I got a call that same week, but strangely, it was directly from her department and not from HR. This does happen, but the norm is to send your application online, you can choose to be considered for various jobs with the same CV. HR will email you if they think you could be a good fit, sometimes they will contact you not for the position(s) you applied for,but will present you with other opportunities. You will first have to set up an appointment to get tested at HR. In my case the dept. called to set a date and tell me who i was going to interview with (department admi coordinator, then dept. mgr, finally my direct boss. She ended not being available, and after 1-on-1 interviews with admin coord and department mgr, they re-schedule for the next week. My interview with the boss seemed to be more pro-forma, I had been approved by the other levels, and it seem to see if "the vibe was good" It was so, that say was ok. she after my interview the I was asked to arrange with HR to present my application and arrange to get tested. Not very much room for salary negotiation at this level,

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, no specific difficult question, kind of the normal for this type of position.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    No room for much of a negotiation, their attitude was very friendly, but the system seems to not give them too much room to wiggle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview: PI asked about my education background and lab experience
    2. In person interview: PI further asked about my technical experience and why I wished to work in research. I was also asked about my future goals.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions during this process   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Spanish Interpreter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    You talk to the HR person first, then with the department head. Both were polite. Head of department gives you a tour and introduces you to other interpreters. Head of department is not intimidating and is soft spoken. I was told interpreters take a shuttle to other buildings of UT Southwestern to interpret some of the appointments.

    Interview Questions
    • How good of an interpreter do you think you are on a scale of 1-10?. How do you take constructive criticism? How did you solve a problem at work? What do you do when a co-worker is being mean to you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Quality Control Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    Applied via email and scheduled a phone interview by email.After the phone interview you will know you get the offer or not within two working days. No further face to face interview needed.

    Interview Questions
    • If your process has some problem what would you do to fix the problem?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Programmer/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in the team area with the manager and one other team member, but the rest of the team sitting in neighboring cubes listening and intermittently participating. All things considered, the manager did a good job putting me at ease during the process through his manner of communication.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Simple, they did not play games. I was offered what was originally discussed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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