Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital Reviews

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Brian A. Gragnolati
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    Suburban hospital is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Surgical Technologists in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Surgical Technologists in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Suburban Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)


    It is located in a great area.


    Competitive to some of the other hospitals in DC.

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    Offer the staff a little more money.

    Positive Outlook
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Suburban Hospital Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Suburban Hospital in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    With Suburban Hospital, I was contacted to phone interview initially by HR. I was told the person I was going to interview with would call me at a certain time, and they did not call until much later, which was no big deal, I got back to them and we had our phone interview. I phone interviewed and the phone interviewer set up a 1:1 interview for the following week.

     I went and the interview consisted of interviewing with the manager at her office and then driving a few miles to the main hospital for a 1:1 with the HR rep that contacted me initially. The first interview did not consist of me answering too many questions, but the manager telling me about the position and asking questions related to the position, followed by meeting the staff at that location. The interview with the HR person consisted of behavioral questions involving hypothetical scenarios, nothing super hard to answer, but thorough and honest answers are required. They will ask you questions about how you react to working with diverse populations, people in different cultures, stressful situations with families getting upset with you, how you handle respecting patient's privacy etc.

    Both interviewers (manager and HR rep) were two of the friendliest, most professional people I have ever come across and it was nice to interview with them, not nerve racking. Especially HR, they are professional, not uptight at all, and they make you very comfortable. This is nice, especially for a nervous applicant, like me. Suburban paid for my parking for each interview and for the following health screen, which I thought was classy. Also, the HR interviewer offered me a chocolate, and encouraged me to be comfortable, which I loved.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react in a situation where you had to perform a blood draw and the patients family was a different culture than your own?   View Answer
    • Do you value privacy of patients you run across having access to their personal information? Discuss this.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    We talked a little about salary in the interview because this position is not worth the same amount of money in MD as it was in the state I moved from. However, I really felt that they tried to make a fair offer, and I didn't haggle at all. Suburban offers a great benefits package (not just health insurance, but discounts for certain other things, like car insurance), and you can always work hard and get a raise.

    I should note, my offer was rescinded after I accepted because of information in my background check. The problem was not that I did not disclose the information initially (which I did not, because the application did not require me to provide such information), but regardless of that, it affected the position for insurance reasons (there was driving involved in the job and my driving record is flawed). The HR department was as nice as they could be about rescinding the job, they told me they understood, but they were just not in a position to offer me the job anymore because of policy. They did tell me that I was still fine to reapply for positions involving no driving, which I would absolutely consider in the future. Suburban seems like a truly great company to work for and I'm disappointed I'm not going to work for them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Bethesda, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1942
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Don't let the name fool you, this hospital isn't just for big city expatriates. Suburban Hospital, a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine network, is an acute-care, medical-surgical hospital with about 240 beds that provides all major medical services, except obstetrics, to the residents of Montgomery County in Maryland. Specialized services include behavioral health, cardiology, cancer care, home care, and pediatrics. Founded in 1943, Suburban Hospital serves as the regional trauma center for the county and is equipped with a helipad. Other services include a center for... More

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