Covidien Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
66 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    I was invited to interview with Covidien for the associate sales position. After I wasted my time telling them about myself and answering their questions. I was told my experience was limited and I should go sell copiers and it ended with the hiring manager saying, "take care buddy". What a joke! Thank you for wasting my time.

    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Called me the day i applied. Drove out to the place the next day and Had a in person interview in the morning. Interviewed with 2 different people I thought It went very well.. They emailed me saying they went with another candidate

    Interview Questions
    • What is something difficult you have overcame in the work field?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Covidien in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume to the Covidien website and was contacted shortly by the hiring manager. After a 30 minute phone interview, I was invited to come to an onsite interview. All expenses were to be reimbursed so I stayed the night before the interview in a nice hotel in downtown New Haven. Interview day was grueling. It was an all day affair which consisted of an hour long presentation of my skills in front of 10 or so engineers/managers and 5 separate interviews. Questions were either technical or resume based, with a few behavioral questions sprinkled in. There was a lunch break in between in which the hiring manager took me to New Haven for lunch. Everyone was kind and professional. After a few weeks of waiting, I was told I was no longer a candidate.

    A few months later, an independent recruiter contacted me asking if I would be interested in being considered for this job. I'm guessing they are having a hard time finding the person with the exact skill sets they require.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mansfield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Covidien in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through an alum contact. First had a phone interview then followed by interview on-site in Mansfield, MA. The interviewers were very friendly and enthusiastic. The staff at Covidien are also extremely helpful. Interviewed with three people on the Project Engineering Team. Most questions were related to my past experience and projects, etc. Asked for potential ideas for process improvement specifically on the UDI project.

    Interview Questions
    • What suggestions would you have to systematize the UDI label design process?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    R&D Intern - Innovation Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, received an invite to an Intern Symposium on site within a week. At the event, we were able to talk to teams and hiring managers and drop off resumes. Within a week, I received a request for a video conferencing final-round interview with one of the teams that I had talked to.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you worked with anyone you didn't like and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call from the hiring manager who wanted to go over my application and resume. Spent 30 minutes on the phone with the hiring manager talking about my application, why Covidien, what made me a good fit for the position. Fairly standard interview and phone screening process.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Covidien? There weren't any questions that were too unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the position is r&d engineer intern. it was a 30 minutes phone interview. first introduced the program and then asked me about some projects I've done. sometime asked some related question such as did you use this technology. It lasted about 15min and there was no behavior questions, all about your experience

    No Offer
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed at campus recruiting event, then brought onsite for interview with several people. began with a panel, then about 4 individual interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked mostly about my experience from previous internships. One situation question from the panel to gauge my thought processes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Service Desk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Covidien in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Did not have an interview. Went right from the contracting company to working.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Covidien in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter for the position. Set up a phone interview after an initial screening to speak with the hiring manager. The hiring manager did not call at the scheduled time. This happened twice, and the recruiter did little to help/explain the issue with lack of organization or reschedule the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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