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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Interview Questions

Updated 14 Apr 2015
Updated 14 Apr 2015
51 Interview Reviews

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    Registered Nurse Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)).

    Interview

    I applied online after receiving an employee referral. A week later I received an email to complete a recorded webcam interview on my computer which was very weird. A recruiter then emailed me a few days later to set up an in-person interview with the floor manager. After interviewing 1:1 with the floor manager I shadowed a nurse on the floor for 8hrs the following week. I got an email the next day letting me know I did not receive the job. It was a pretty quick process and I appreciated how fast they got back to me so I wasn't waiting around waiting to hear if I got the job or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at CHOP?
      What patient did you learn the most from?
      State a time when you overcame a difficult situation.
       
      Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical Research Assistant II Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    After spending many months and countless hours applying for positions at CHOP, I can safely say that their interview process is atrocious. It is extremely impersonal and there is no one to follow up with. To be clear, I had both phone interviews and in-person interviews here. I have now given up pursuing any position here because they are not friendly and will lead you to believe you are an excellent candidate and they will be contacting you in "1-2 weeks". It never happens. Don't waste your time.

    Interview Questions

    • One question they ask is to describe a project you have participated in/led that you feel qualifies you for this role?   Answer Question
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    Office Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    They contact you via email to schedule phone interview. Phone interview is approximately 30 minutes, or seemingly shorter if they are not really interested. The go over housekeeping information with you to ensure they have all of the most up to date information. They then go through your resume discussing any lapses in employment or many of those other tid-bits HR folks are trained to pick up from a resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for CHOP?   Answer Question
    • Name a project you are most proud.   Answer Question
    • Are you good at other computer programs other than those we have mentioned? (this question does not include Microsoft Word, EXCEL, Access, ETC.)   Answer Question
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    Clinical Research Coordinator II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    It was informal. I met with the attending physician I would work for and the Research Coordinator I'd be replacing. Everyone was friendly and we spent the afternoon together. I enjoyed seeing where I'd work and meet the people I'd interact with daily.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Human Resources Position Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)).

    Interview

    The interview process was about 4 months long. It was very long and drawn out. They never sent me updates about the status of my candidacy and I had to send about 4 different follow up/inquiry emails to finally get a response. At the end of whole experience, I get a template generic email from the recruiter telling me they chose another candidate. No phone call, no personalized email.

    Interview Questions

    • Through 3 rounds of interviews, they never screened for salary requirements. During my second round of interviews, one interviewee asked me what country I was from.   Answer Question
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    Training Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    CHOP uses an automated resume review with algorithm which flagged me constantly. I had internal assistance to get resume reviewed. Initial call is from internal recruiting for screen, which includes salary so be prepared. Recruiting phone screen followed by on-site interviews - 3 in one day - progressive in level and group to panel to 1-on-1. I enjoyed people and process very much, but I interviewed twice and in both cases, post interview conduct lacking. No follow up what-so-ever until I was contacted and invited to apply for another position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why CHOP, as well as situational and experiential questions. Very specific as to job knowledge and experience.   1 Answer
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    Web Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Not very detailed. Seemed like they were more interested in personality questions. A lot of general questions about past projects with little emphasis on coding. This was a web dev position maintaining and enhancing many internal company sites. I think they look for steady even tempered candidates

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a situation you were involved in where you knew a project was not going to be on time. How did you handle that?   Answer Question
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    Nurse Extern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was a 1:1 30min interview without share time following. The woman was very nice and gave me a chance to ask questions in the end. Overall the experience was helpful for future jobs. I wish that I was able to see the unit (we interviewed off the unit).

    Interview Questions

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    Site Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    The interview process was quite seamless as compared to other hospitals. I had the initial telephone screening to ensure that I had the qualifications that the department was looking for. This was followed by the first interview to meet the leadership team. Afterwards, I was interviewed by a round table of staff represented by the various sub-departments. This was quite different but at the same time it gave me the opportunity to meet the line staff so I can get a sense of whether it will be a good fit.

    Interview Questions

    • The most unexpected questions was how can i bring joy to the department.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Quite smooth. I got what I wanted upon the first try

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    Research Technician I Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted over the phone. A lot of the same questions I answered online in the application process were asked again, along with more specific ones. I was told to wait around two weeks to hear back one way or another. The questions asked that were not job-specific were very typical interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you made a mistake on the job. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to work with a group of very different people. How did it go?   Answer Question
    • What are your three top strengths?   Answer Question

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