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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Biomedical Engineering Summer Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Medtronic

Interview Details – Applied through on-campus recruiting. Received an on-campus interview within a week. On-campus interview lasted approximately half an hour. Received notification that I made it past the first round of interviews, and was told all offers would be extended by first week of April, but that not everyone who made it past the first round would get a second round interview. Never received an offer for a second interview.

Interview Question – No real unexpected questions. My interviewer talked about himself/his experiences much more.   Answer Question

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Data Analyst and Database Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Northridge, CA

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in February 2014.

Interview Details – Company took several weeks to get back with me in regards to my applications. The day of the face to face interview for the position of Data Analyst, the HR contact I was supposed to meet did not show up for work that day and no one had any idea where he was. This set off my interview schedule by 25 minutes and every interview was hurried as a result. There seemed to be no agreement between the interviewers on what the job entailed. I got the distinct impression that the problems being discussed by the interviewers had gone on for years. In the case of the second position of Database Marketing Manager, the problems had gone for years as well. I was rejected for both positions. Then 2 weeks after I was rejected for the second position, I was contacted by a staffing agency for the same job. This was after the company told me it had already hired someone else for the same job two weeks prior.

Interview Question – There were some questions in regards to the Data Analyst position in regards to procurement.   Answer Question

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Associate Electrical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Fridley, MN

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Medtronic in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied in late October of 2013, received a call late in January or early February of 2014 asking to fill out a questionaire (Almost sheet of questions you would be asked in an interview) with some technical questions.

Received another call a few weeks later saying that I was selected to move to the next stage which was hinted at as an onsite interview and that I would be contacted in the near future (couple days).

Did not receive a phone call within that time period so waited a few extra days and sent an email. No response for a few days so called and left a message. No response for about a week and then received an email from the same person I had been trying to contact saying that he wanted my skype username to do a skype interview. Was kinda odd as I was led on to believe I was going down there, but no big deal.

Was contacted a half a week to week later to set up a skype interview. I gave a few 2-2.5 hour time slots and was told that they wanted to do a 3 hour skype interview. Thought that seemed to be a long skype interview and happened to be going to Minneapolis for another interview later that week so I offered to stop by in the afternoon. They agreed and set up some times.

End of February was the interview time. Interview consisted of four 45 minute interviews with one person each. Questions were all behavior based and they were really looking to be stepped through the task, action, and result which was handy if you got off topic.

I was told during the interview that it would be about a month before I would hear back. With how other offers were lining up as well as wanting to check up, I sent an email to the person who mentioned that questions should be directed to them. This was a day or two before the month mark. It has been about a week since I sent the email, and I have not heard back from the individual.

Accepted another offer so did not entertain an offer from Medtronic.

Interview Question – Pretty known interview style with behavior based questions. Of course you cannot prepare for all of them, but some preparation in thinking of situations helps.   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Medtronic.

Interview Details – Have been through several interviews. Seems to be tedious process.

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Apr 2, 2014

Thanks for the insights and feedback on interviewing with Medtronic!

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Biomedical/Electrical Engineering Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Northridge, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in February 2014.

Interview Details – Met engineering manager at college career fair. After quick presentation he asked a few questions and collected my resume. Three weeks later I get a call by the HR department asking for an on-site interview (Northridge, CA) by the end of the week. Interview was with 6 different people: three 1:1 interviews with managers, 1 3-person panel technical interview.

Interview Question – Tell me something about yourself which is not on your resume. Explain the functioning principle of a FET transistor.   Answer Question

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Mar 12, 2014

Thanks for the insights and feedback on interviewing with Medtronic!

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Intern Interview

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I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Medtronic in February 2013.

Interview Details – I met a Medtronic recruiter, an alumni, at my university career fair. I gave him my resume. He called me later that day to set up an on-campus interview for the next morning. It was a very standard interview. We ran through my resume and discussed my background. I was asked one behavioral question about my leadership experience. He asked if I had any questions. No real stumpers. The whole interview was rather light. He expressed a genuine interest in helping students from his alma mater.

He told me I would hear back in 2-3 weeks. Had several other friends interview with Medtronic. No one heard back for about 2 months.

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Feb 20, 2014

Thanks for the insights and feedback on interviewing with Medtronic.

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Associate Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Medtronic.

Interview Details – 1. Phone Interview w/ Regional Business Director
2. In-Person Interview w/ Regional Business Director
3. Field Ride
4. Gallup Phone Survey

Interview Question – What was the most recent leadership book you have read?   View Answer

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Talent Acquisition Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in October 2013.

Interview Details – Nice place, but I interviewed with the person who I'd be replacing and I was quite disappointed with two things: her totally disheveled appearance and the fact that she was on her mobile phone sending text messages half the time I was interviewing. Lastly, received no response.

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Statistical Programmer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Rosa, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in October 2013.

Interview Details – HR for the first screen and Hire manager called for 2nd screen.
Three principals gave a conference call for 1 and half hour interview

Interview Question – No, All behavior questions   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

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Fridley, MN

I applied online - interviewed at Medtronic in January 2012.

Interview Details – It was alright kind of stressful but not too tough had great connections prior to the two day interview. I dont know. Good luck

Interview Question – Favorite mentor.   Answer Question

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