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Brigham and Women's Hospital Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2017
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    Research Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Very long and tedious with little promises. I had to keep following up and leaving messages but no one got back to me on the same day. I feel as if it took so long because I asked for a high salary and they wanted to see if they could find a candidate who wasn't asking for as much.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I was looking for another job   1 Answer
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    Clinical Laboratory Technoologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied through the web portal and was later contacted for an interview. It took a while for hooks to be cleared to actually offer me a position. It was a relaxed but sharp interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What set me apart from other candidates?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Lab Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    I met with Co- Director and was interviewed for 15 minutes before being offered the position. I was not fully prepared for the expectations of the position but when you are in a competitive environment you have to expect that. It took a few months to connect with enough people to develop the network I needed to properly complete the projects I was assigned to complete. It was a challenging experience both as a Lab Supervisor and as a manager.

    Interview Questions

    • I found that communication was not straight forward. Often individuals were not clear about their timelines.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I wanted to get my foot in the door. I accepted the position knowing I was worth more. One has to be realistic when you are in a very competitive organisation.

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    Administrative Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    There are six rounds of interviews in three hours with past fellows and three vice presidents. Talking with the vice presidents was a pleasure and exciting experience. The culture there is to pursue excellence. People there are highly educated. Their recruiting process is very professional, e.g. they mailed the detailed interview schedule and some of their brochures for us to understand the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • How is the Deland fellowship distinguish itself from other fellowships in other hospitals?   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Cambridge, MA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    got to the lab, met a few people, gave a talk, had lunch with the PI and met a few people again. it was for the whole day and the Pi had sponsored the trip. The paperwork took a long time.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself after this training?
      Why this lab specifically?
      Are you willing to go outside your comfort zone (selecting a research project)?  
      Answer Question
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    Research Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    thorough, great process that helped me get good idea of job. it was good to meet the whole team. enjoyed the process. i don't have any negative experiences from the process, and would recommend brigham.

    Interview Questions

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    Dietetic Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a a tour of the facility and discussion of the internship. This was followed by a group interview. Attendees were asked to introduce themselves and were then asked a difficult question. The internship director recorded answers and concluded the tour. This portion was optional given that the majority of the application was online but is strongly recommended.

    Interview Questions

    • What has been the most challenging aspect of your career so far?   Answer Question
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    Interviewee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 4 supervisors, it was very nerve wrecking. They asked what I thought the definition of racial justice was, which I had never been asked before. They had really detailed questions, I could tell they were serious about their job.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It took a while to schedule the interview, but it was a very informative experience. I spoke to about 7 people, some of whom were very friendly others who were a bit more terse. They also seemed a little miffed about the idea of me applying for grad school in a few years. In the end they decided they wanted someone with more technical experience.

    Interview Questions

    • The answer (not the question) threw me on this one. "Why do you hope to do working here"
      I gave an answer about how I enjoyed the research they were doing, and how I wanted to contribute. I also said it would be nice to start to make a dent in my college loans. His answer "Well, that's not a good plan. Boston's an expensive place to live and we don't pay much."  
      1 Answer
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    Interview

    The interview process was straightforward but somewhat lengthy-- a brief meeting with the lab director and a tour was followed by several meetings with different groups of lab techs (1-4 people at a time) who each asked similar questions. Understandable enough because the lab is quite busy, but I believe the interview took about two hours. Great work environment, though; everyone was very friendly throughout the process. Despite trying to get in touch with the director, I didn't hear back about the position until about six weeks later (though I'm sure if I'd been hired it would have been sooner).

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty standard, but I was also asked about past lab experience, familiarity with specific tests, etc.   Answer Question
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