Covidien
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Covidien Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and 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 Question – What is something difficult you have overcame in the work field?   Answer Question

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
North Haven, CT

I applied online and 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 Question – How much do you make in your current job?   Answer Question

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Project Engineer Intern Interview

Project Engineer Intern
Mansfield, MA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – What suggestions would you have to systematize the UDI label design process?   Answer Question

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R&D Intern - Innovation Management Interview

R&D Intern - Innovation Management

I applied online and 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 Question – Have you worked with anyone you didn't like and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and 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 Question – Why do you want to work at Covidien? There weren't any questions that were too unexpected.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Covidien

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

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Quality Engineer Interview

Quality Engineer

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Asked mostly about my experience from previous internships. One situation question from the panel to gauge my thought processes.   Answer Question

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Service Desk Analyst Interview

Service Desk Analyst
Boston, MA

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.

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Clinical Research Associate Interview

Clinical Research Associate
Boulder, CO

I applied through a recruiter and 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.

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Manager, Portfolio Marketing Interview

Manager, Portfolio Marketing

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Covidien.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview with HR, then hiring manager. Followed by 4 more face-to-face interviews with hiring mgr and 3 other supervisors and peers.

Interview Question – Would I rather be well liked or disliked by everyone but an expert and sought after SME in my area of expertise.   View Answer

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