Covidien Interview Questions

Updated Apr 30, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Covidien (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the Regional Manager and current sales rep at a local coffee shop. they spent more time "name dropping" and asking me who I knew at current hospitals that I work with vs. ask questions about myself. I was asked many situational question.... Tell me about a time, difficult situations, difficult customers

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that a doctor told you "no", tell me about a time you had to prioritize, tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult customer, tell me about a time you worked with supply chain   1 Answer
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    Quality Control Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Covidien (Atlanta, GA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Primary HR interview by phone went well. Secondary phone interview with Quality Management was a bit harsh and nailed me with skills I didn't have much like a military drill instructor. I couldn't hear the interviewer due to talking in the background and speaker phone. Would have been better for p2p interview.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Covidien (North Haven, CT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by third party recruiter about the position at Covidien. Brief conversation about my experience. Invited for an on-site interview a week later. Mainly questions about my experiences/resume as well. Ended with a tour of the facility.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Covidien in January 2015.

    Interview

    Great friendly interview. Felt very at ease which allowed the interview to progress very nicely. Initial phone interview was done on conference of three including myself. The next interview should be one on one with the hiring manager which could last two to three hours including a plant tour. This should happen next week. I would definitely work for this company

    Interview Questions

    • It was an easy interview. I am more than qualified for the position so there wasn't anything that they could ask me that I wouldn't be prepared.   Answer Question
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    Sustaining Product Investigation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Covidien (Boulder, CO) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter posting information to my College. It was an on-site interview before Thanksgiving day. I interviewed with three different employees. One should be the program manager who introduced the position details and asked about troubleshooting experience, one should be a program manager from another department who introduced the RMS division and ask about my problem solving skills based on my experience stated on resume, and the last should be an senior engineer who gave me a certain problem case in circuit diagram and asked me to do the failure analysis.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your recent problem/trouble solving procedures.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien in November 2014.

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews with the VP and Director of Clinical Affairs within 2 weeks. I had a video call (Skype) with the Director again after a week. The Director instructed me to buy a plane ticket so she could tour me around the facility and meet the other team members. She said the company will reimburse me later. There were 2 local candidates that applied for the same position but she would like to give me a chance to meet her team in person. She also asked me to send her a copy of the SOPs I prepared from my previous job. After the video call, she contacted me again via Skype and this time with her friend from another department. Her friend asked me questions like why my son is behind his grade level, which city would I like to move in and what religion do I practice. The friend kept on commenting on her and asking her why my son was behind his grade level. The friend also said that the city I chose has a very high standard of living. I should choose other cities where I could afford to live. I felt weird about the personal questions she asked for me and her comments about my son's schooling. Sound like she was discriminating me.
    The next day, I sent the Director my flight details and the SOPs. She responded to my e-mail and informed me that the schedule she had set to meet me will not work so I had to cancel my flight. I followed up with her again after a week to see if she had finalized plans to meet me in person. She then told me she wanted to interview to more candidates and I had to wait from HR about the next steps.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why did I choose the company
      2. How do I feel about the position
      3. How many kids do I have
      4. What is my religion
      5. Which city do I plan to relocate
      6. Why was my kid behind his grade level
      7. Who will be relocating with me
       
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Covidien in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and was able to set up a phone interview a few days later. Overall the interview was straightforward, without any particularly oddball questions. I thought the process went well and was told that a group video interview would be set up within a couple days. Unfortunately, that was the last I heard from the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you hope to accomplish through working for Covidien?   Answer Question
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    Quality Control Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview

    Recruited by temp company. Brief initial phone interview with recruiter. In-person interview with hiring manager and toured lab. Pretty easy questions and friendly staff. Not too many difficult questions, pretty standard. Overall a good experience!

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you exercised good time management skills.   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview

    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

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