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Canadian Blood Services Interview Questions

Interviews at Canadian Blood Services

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services.

    Interview

    they were 2 hours late,while i waited in the reception area,process was not organised, all asked questions at the same time and interupted each other.Some questions were irelevant to the job position.

    Interview Questions

    • unexpected question was fromlab manager asking me what i would if his car broke down?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiations due to being a unionised position


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Calgary, AB) in March 2019.

    Interview

    It is mostly about behavioral questions, the candidate must be ready for those type of questions using different websites. Also it is very much important to give examples for whatever you have done in the past or any behavioral actions you have taken to solve an issue. Keep reminding any scenarios you have had in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • Any experience about suggestions you made to cut the costs   1 Answer
    • How you manage a conflict in workplace?   1 Answer
    • How you comply with the change in the workplace?   1 Answer
    • What is your strength?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Lab Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services in July 2013.

    Interview

    I received a phone call about three weeks after applying. Then I had two interviews by phone. The first one was general, about the position, and my experience. Second one was behavioral. Then, they call the more suitable candidates for a technical interview. I wasn't called but at least they call me to let me know that somebody else got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no surprise questions. Is very standard like: Tell me about a problem you had with a coworker and how did you fix it.   Answer Question

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    Collection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Edmonton, AB) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Pre screening over the phone followed by an hour long in person interview with another manager on a conference call. It was a very smooth and easy process as the HR department was very helpful in sending out the proper forms and ensuring I knew exactly how to fill them out.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of scenario questions about integrity. Ex) What would you do if you made a mistake and no one knew? What would you do if you were given this situation?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The terms were already chosen for me so there was no negotiation process. They offered a handsome pay rate with shift premiums as well as employee benefits and resources.


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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Ottawa, ON) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of questions about experience, and I had the opportunity to speak about my best work experiences, what I enjoy and my goals. The panel was very friendly, encouraging and supportive.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you been in a position where you had to report a negative project outcome to senior management, and how did you deal with that situation?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (10)  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services in March 2009.

    Interview

    I applied online and within 2 weeks I was contacted by phone by HR to set up a phone interview. Two interviews took place, first by phone with the hiring manager, second in person with the hiring manager. Went through my resume and asked me questions based on resume. I was able to observe the culture during my face to face meeting and it didn't seem dynamic overall from the information that was shared with me.

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate due to unavailability of the hiring manager, which had left things with HR.


  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services.

    Interview

    Intereviewed in person by the HR Rep, Lab Manager and the Charge Technologist for the lab area. Very straight forward questions relevant to requirements of the job. Very friendly people and a very comfortable atmosphere. Received a call within a few days to offer me the position. There were a few behavioural type questions specific to following procedures or being told by coworkers not to follow procedures as well as conflict with others type of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you saw a coworker not following procedures?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Can not negotitate in unionized positions

  8.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Ottawa, ON) in May 2018.

    Interview

    After applying on LinkedIn, it took less than a week for them to get in touch with me. In less than a week after that, I was hired and started two days later! Everything happened quickly, professionally, and efficiently.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a project with very little information/lack of a project scope?   1 Answer

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    Event Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Saskatoon, SK) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process for this position was in two-stages. The first stage consisted of an over the phone interview with an HR rep in Winnipeg. The second stage of the interview process consisted of an in-person meeting in front of a small panel. The second interview consisted primarily of a review of past experience (and questions about this) as well as a short 'quiz' of provided scenarios and how I would respond to these.

    Interview Questions

    • You've got a clinic scheduled for community X on date Y. On the day of, you find out that the building is unavailable due to a (flood, burst pipe, overlapping booking). How do you respond? What are the steps you take to remedy this? Why?   Answer Question

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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Blood Services (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    HR recruiter called to set up phobe interview
    Telephone interview from Toronto HR
    Then interview by 1 or 2 supervisors in person
    Heard back about the job within a 2 week time period. Orientation was okay. People are nice to work with. It's a union position part time

    Interview Questions


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