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Rural/Metro Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2018
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    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Rural/Metro.

    Interview

    I was hired over ten years ago, but the current process, as I understand it involves a online application, vetted through the corporate office. Local interview occur after that, usually within 6 months of the application. The interview lasts approx 45 minutes, and is fairly industry standard: "where do you see yourself in 5 years?", etc. A basic DOJ background check, urine test, and a lift test are also included in the process. The lift test is approx 100 lbs, from several positions, as well as a simulated gurney lift.

    Interview Questions

    • There are different protocol/operational questions based on the SD County EMS protocols. They are different for the EMT and paramedic hires. Be aware of the restraint policy; it sounds commonly used.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Take it or leave it. If you have outside experience you may be able get a couple of steps increase upon hire, but don't hold your breath unless Wayne (local GM) likes you.


  2.  

    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rural/Metro in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online, 2 weeks latter I received a call to schedule an interview for the next day. Had my interview and was told I should hear back the following week but didn't hear from anyone. I was asked about things that were in both my application and resume, I felt like no one had read either. I was asked to give copies of my certifications and sign electronic agreements before I sat for my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • It was very standard questioning a few how would you handle this patient etc. the rest was standard interview questions why do you want to work here etc.   Answer Question
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    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Rural/Metro.

    Interview

    Simple medical scenario, panel interview with peers.

    Negotiation

    Flat rate based on demand and experience


  4.  

    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    Apply for open position
    Phone screening by recruiter
    Face to Face interview with hiring manager
    Promises to get back to you within a few days to set up panel interviews
    Write thank you notes a few days later after not hearing anything
    Inquire about the position status a couple of weeks after interview and still never hear responses
    Assuming a black hole rejection?

    Interview Questions

    • Basic technology and resume' questions. Nothing daunting.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Scottsdale, AZ) in October 2011.

    Interview

    It was a long process. No applicants and they kept me hanging and had me go through a lot of unnecessary interviews with people who had nothing to do with my position just to keep me interested.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you really do this job?   1 Answer

  6.  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Glendale, AZ) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was straight forward. the interview consisted of two employee panel.
    And at end of interview they had me sit as a ''ride along'' with a working dispatcher.
    I had felt that I did well, and the dispatcher I rode with said I would be great. I felt like I had the job.

    Interview Questions

    • , tell us about yourself, where do you plan to be in 2 years, describe a situation where you and a coworker disagreed, describe a situation where you and a supervisor disagreed.   Answer Question

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    Emergency Medical Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Orange, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    First a phone interview was conducted then a formal onsite/in-person interview after. Asked many scenario questions and also went over benefits and work hour and scheduling. Discussed options on schedule and shifts

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Emergency Medical Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Nashville, TN) in April 2010.

    Interview

    simple process, but it helped I have an FD job at the site they are contracted,, background check and drug test take the longest. pay was not negotiable, ended up being a good job

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation


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    EMT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (Glendale, AZ) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process was appropriate and concise. Questions asked were appropriate for the position I was looking for. Interviewer was experienced in the field and made me feel comfortable during the process. Was not a gimme interview. There were a couple of truly serious knowledge based EMS questions that without proper education and training would have sunk me. Over all felt that the interview was a thorough good representation of my knowledge in the field and desire to work for this company as an EMT.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I felt I belonged in the EMT position I was applying for.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase.


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    EMT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rural/Metro (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was simple. You apply online. If you're lucky enough to have a referral your resume has higher priority. After a couple weeks, you'll receive a call to schedule an interview.

    The interview was simple. Three person interview panel. They ask you personal and protocol/situational questions. Know your protocols, be respectful, and know yourself.

    After the interview you should hear from HR within a week or so. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe what customer service means to you?   1 Answer

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