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Updated Jan 19, 2015
Updated Jan 19, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    Over the course of 6 months I had at least 12 interviews with various teams, and met pretty much everyone in the Medtronic CRDM division in their region. All employers/employees I met with were extremely courteous and professional. Questions weren't hard, and the process seemed to be more them judging if I'd be a good fit within each team. I enjoyed each interview I had.

    However, what happened outside of the interviews was where things got annoying and confusing. After interviewing, I'd be told by the hiring managers (there were several I dealt with during this time) for over a month per interview, continuously, that they were still interviewing, or that there was a hiring freeze, or some other modification of this response. Throughout this time, they still openly said they were interested in me as a candidate, and that I should keep in contact. They were working through things on their end, and I needed to be patient. Ultimately, each and every time I interviewed, after over a month or two per position I interviewed for, I was denied for the position, but encouraged and asked to interview for another open position they had. I often wondered if there even was an open position actually available, or if this was some kind of practical joke.

    The last interview I had, there were apparently some misinterpreted aspects of my resume by the team I was interviewing with, that could have been easily clarified (conflict of interest with another position I had at that time, which was not the case at all), but was not given the chance. The hiring manager called me and told me this was the case, and proceeded to give me 'feedback' about the team interview, which included letting me know that I was seen as potentially not devoted to the position (after interviewing for 6 months and traveling over 1000 miles during that time, not re-imbursed for any of it, while also learning the ins and outs of their catalog and surgical procedures).

    Let me reiterate, I thought everyone I interviewed with was extremely personable, professional, and most likely very knowledgeable in their trade. However, the complete and utter folly of their absurdly long, redundant, and disorganized interview process, as well as the neglect I felt from the interviewers throughout the entire process, left an incredibly bitter taste in my mouth.

    From what I've heard from other people who have interviewed for similar positions in different/the same area, this experience is commonplace for the Medtronic family. While the company itself is great and the compensation offered is higher than average in the industry, I would be extremely hesitant to recommend anyone to go through their interview process. There are similar companies that do not engage in this type of interviewing strategy, and offer similar compensation and quality products and support.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Questions were always very straightforward and non-technical.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    Well-run interview process. Panel interview. Focussed on team-leading procedures. Asked "self-review" questions to highlight one's problem-solving methodologies. I spent about 4 hours on-location at the plant. This included a tour, several interviews, and a meeting with Human resources.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you failed, and how it affected your operation. How did you overcome the obstacle?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The recruiter came to my campus, and interviewed several students. The employer gave a nice overview of the company before asking me questions. The questions were mainly behavioral, but there were a few technical ones. It really felt like a conversation. Interview went well, but I have not heard back from the recruiters.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Executive Assistance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    great experience every one was very nice overall great time medtronic is a wondergul company cant wait to try to get something else adn I am just writing this in order to try to review the salaries in order to try to bid for a job. I think it is ridiculous that I have to go thru all this in order to get a job salary review

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    Applied through career fair. The process was pretty quick.Technical Phone interview with hiring manager. Basic software questions:what is Polymorphism? experience with STL library. What is inheritances? what is your experience.revision control system? definition of virtual? Compare List with vector.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    The worst interview process ever -
    I applied online in June 2014. Got my 1st response in July - a long interview questionnaire. Then they scheduled a call with the hiring manager (initial screen) in late July followed quickly by another phone interview with hiring manager's direct report. Never heard anything for a few weeks. Then it was second round of interviews in August with the same folks (over the phone). Then I was asked to take an online assessment (personality and skills). I was later told by the hiring manager that I was an almost perfect match to their ideal candidate. Then they decided to call me in for in-person interviews. They flew me in and I met with 7 mid level managers all day. They all seemed to like me and even said I should let them know if I decide to go with another company.
    A week later they scheduled 3 more phone interviews. By now I have completed 2 written assessments, interviewed 5 times over the phone and met with 7 people.

    I had emailed them 2 times since the last interview asking for an update. No responses (5 weeks later). I wish the HR department had the courtesy to let a candidate know of their decision after dragging around an interview process that was over 90 days with multiple phone calls (mid day during work hours) and in person.

    Difference between a good and great companies are based on not only how they treat their employees but also how they treat their vendors, customers and interview candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview and then I was scheduled for a 1:1 interview 2 weeks later. Was told that another 1:1 would occur if avanced and possibly with VP of division

    Interview Questions
    • nothing stood out from the unordinary. typical interview questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Manufacturing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Met 6 managers, and then 6 more. Round robin canned questions.Some minimal follow up, but mainly high level managerial questions to feel you out. Everyone was very polite, looking to see how you respond to conflict with people you are managing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    MDR Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Discovered position through staffing agency 3 weeks before week of interviews.

    I was interviewed alongside 30-40 other candidates. The process was as follows:

    > 30-minute introduction to the company and role.
    > 15-minute interview with 2 managers within the team.
    > 60-minute computer test using microsoft word and microsoft excel

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any truly difficult questions, just typical behavioral questions such as "Give an example of a time when you worked in a team and how you handled a disagreement or roadblock."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Medtronic in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met at a job fair and had a 30 minute behavioral interview. Normal questions like when were you in a situation when you had to work with difficult people and how did you resolve the problem? There were a lot of behavioral type questions so make sure you have a situations at hand that can be used to answer such questions. The next step was an interview from the specific location that is accepting intern and co-op positions. I got the e-mail about two months after the first behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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