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Kaiser Permanente Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Programmer Analyst Interview

Programmer Analyst
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in January 2009.

Interview Details One of the best interview process. Displayed a very good advertisement in the newspaper advertising the position, skills needed, benefits offered. Conducted interview in a five star hotel. One Technical Interview, One HR round, Offered Position after 1 week.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were technical and about the previous job   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They offered a salary and told either accept it or leave it. Since it provided an opportunity to work in USA and I was young, I accepted the offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Pharmacy Technician Interview

Pharmacy Technician

I applied online and interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details Contacted by recruiter by phone and was asked routine questions about my interest in the company and my work history. Set up interview for the next week. The interview was panel style with 3 interviewers asking situation based questions. I finally received the call from the recruiter concerning the job offer about 3 weeks later.

Interview Question – Describe a situation in which you disagreed with your supervisor about how to resolve a problem. What was the outcome. Give specifics.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Communications Consultant Interview

Communications Consultant
Oakland, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in June 2013.

Interview Details Contacted by a Kaiser recruiter for a position within IT. Had two rounds of interviews. The teams didn't seem to know exactly what they needed, and had no clear communications strategy for their project. I had two interviews with two levels of recruiters then was brought in for two rounds of interviews. The first one was with team members. The second was with other team members and the leader of the group .

Interview Question – How would you deal with a group that has low morale and has undergone a lot of change?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in June 2014.

Interview Details I easily applied online. Once you get your info in the kaiser Talent network its pretty easy to apply for other jobs within the company. I then received a call to come in and interview. I was interviewed by two managers who were very polite and professional. Interview went well but I think I may have been over qualified for the position at hand. That being said I am still applying in hopes to soon become part of the Kaiser family.

Interview Question – How would you deal with someone who wanted to enter the office and refused to sign the log book.?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details Submitted my application online which was a detailed process but fortunately KP's career portal will save your info for future applications. Not not after my submission I received a call from what I believe was a representative from HR who wanted to coordinate a phone interview with the Assistant Controller. The phone interview was short and sweet, nothing too complex. I was invited to the first in-person interview where I interviewed with the Assistant Controller and Finance Manager one-on-one, answering fairly basic questions. Afterwards I had to take an Excel skills test which was fairly complex and covered advanced functions within excel, basic MS Acess skills, and even some SQL code. I did well enough on both the one-on-one and and Excel test to be invited to a panel interview where I presented multiple case questions I had emailed to me 48 hrs prior.

Interview Question – Create a financial model that will display an expected profit level when given inputs are changed.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse
Union City, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details Interviewed by a panel of physicians and managers. Questions on how I would deal with unruly patients, how I would handle some one who fell. Must apply online first . I was able yo transfer from another department which helped.

Interview Question – What do I have to offer the company or department.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary based on experience.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Presentation Designer (Specialist) Interview

Presentation Designer (Specialist)
Oakland, CA (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

Interview Details For the most part, the interviewing process was good. Kaiser is a very large organization, and some of that bureaucracy shows up in the interviewing process. I imagine it would be great company to work for though. Phone interview was great. In person interview was fine for the most part. Follow up skills test was fine as well. However, the follow-up communications regarding next steps after that could have been better.

Interview Question – To paraphrase: "Tell me about a time when things did not work with a job/project as you had planned."   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Specialist Interview

Operations Specialist
Oakland, CA (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in November 2010.

Interview Details Very Long and drawn out process. Took a couple weeks to complete the screening process. Questionnaires also several interviews on different dates. But it was all worth it in the end. After being hired there are several mandatory trainings that need to be completed before your first 30 days.

Interview Question – I havent run into a difficult question as of yet.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Received a phone call with a very generous offer.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Interview

Administrative

I applied online - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in June 2011.

Interview Details Initial phone interview 20 minutes with recruiter. Second interview telephone with another recruiter. Next interview f2f with hiring manager on site and sat with a panel for the final interview. Process was over four weeks

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Medical Secretary Interview

Medical Secretary
Hayward, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Kaiser Permanente in November 2010.

Interview Details I applied from my former job to the HR dept....I was then called in for an interview at the new dept.
I took the interview, had a tour, was checked out by the union for being qualified for the job and was hired.

Interview Question – how well I got along with others in an office atmosphere   Answer Question

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