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Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Philips Healthcare
Interview Details – I was contacted by Software Specialists (primary vendor) for full time position for Philips. And quickly scheduled a telephonic interview with manager at Philips. It was brief talk about my experience and some technical questions. and then i was called for in person interview. They provided expense (it took 3 months to re-embers though). It was about 3 hours interview by 4 different people ( about 40 mins each). It was one after other with 5 mins gap in between. Then, i was told that HR from Philips will get back to me. And HR got back to me after a week or so and asked me to standby while they are working on some approval process. It took almost a month and half before they offered me. Every once in a while he would come back to me and tell me that they are still working through the approval process. I was frustrating at times as i was not able to get hold of HR for updates (I could not get him on phone and no response to voice message). Finally they offered me and scheduled joining date.
Interview Question – They asked me to write code on paper for requirement they came up with on the fly. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as it was reasonable. But they did offer lower end my expected range.
Contract Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in June 2012.
Interview Details – I think the interview process really varies. You can start at as a temp. I've seen a lot of people hired from contract positions to permanent ones. Some hires are quickly brought on board. Some are put through a number of interviews. It really depends on your manager. It's not very regimented.
Interview Question – You are asked a lot of situational questions and question that are meant to get to who you are and what your values are. View Answer
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in March 2010.
Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews
Negotiation Details – non negatiable
QA Complaint Coordinator IV Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in September 2011.
Interview Details – The Philips recruitment process works through a Recruiter who pre-screens the resume of the candidate to present to the hiring Manager. I had a phone interview with the Recruiter who vetted my resume and decided that I was a viable candidate to be sent to the hiring Manager to schedule a face-to-face interview with. After scheduling the face-to-face interview with the Manager, the Recruiter called back to then give me some prep and background on the job description and asked me to follow up after the interview. For the interview, I met only with the hiring Manager. The interview process was really straight forward and I was informed of the timeline for a decision/offer to be made. During the week after my interview I was offered the position and I accepted.
Interview Question – The most difficult question for me was to identify my weakness(es). The reason for this is because I am somewhat uncomfortable with discussing my weaknesses with anyone for fear of judgment. But I was able to overcome this fear and be transparent and provide the things that I am aware that I need to work on. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Software Developer IV Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in July 2010.
Interview Details – I was recommended by an existing employee. I went in for an interview after being called by the employee. I went to the facility and interviewed with a group of individuals. A series of questions were asked and after about 30 minutes the interview was over. I was offered the position before I left.
Interview Question – No real technical questions were asked, they were mostly about the work environment etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No real negotiation, they said this is the maximum salary for the position so I accepted without any negotiating.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in February 2014.
Interview Details – Referred by a friend who works there. Scheduled a conf. call initial interview with primarily a single person asking the questions. Later that same day they contacted me to schedule an in-person interview for 5 days later. That interview lasted 4 hours and I met with 5 people. The hiring manager, the architect, and level 3, 4, & 5 software engineers. They were all very sharp and didn't focus on gotcha questions. 2 days later I had an offer in hand.
Interview Question – Had me comment on someone's code. Looking for me to offer advice on how to cleanup code, refactor, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had previously told the HR rep who setup the phone interview my desired salary. When the offer came it was exactly what I had asked for so I accepted it. It was a great offer and I didn't want to appear greedy by trying for more.
Senior Technical Writer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in August 2011.
Interview Details – It was great! I received a call from an internal recuiter and had a phone interview within three days, followed up by a panel interview a week later. The interviewers were well prepared and made me very comfortable. The only thing that took a long time wasn the background check - three weeks!
Interview Question – Why are you leaving your current job? View Answer
Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in August 2013.
Interview Details – Very intense, in the field interview process. Three interviews with hiring manager, two face to face interview with other reps, plus phone interview with VP. worth it!
Interview Question – Many questions were behavioral and thought provoking. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The package was exceptional. Benefits started day one, company car, all expenses covered, 3 weeks vacation, top base salary, 3 months guarantee and top dollar.
Field Service Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in January 2014.
Interview Details – Using my university's recruiting website, I contacted an alum who got me in contact with the Philips recruiting team. I was referred to the director of imaging FEP for a personality/background interview (~45 min). About a week later, spoke with person in charge of Ultrasound specifically. Offer was made shortly after this phone call.
Interview Question – (paraphrasing) How do you deal with clients when they are clearly in the wrong but are demanding compensation for a perceived wrong? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Rates are set - not really a negotiation. But I'm not complaining - the offer included a high (for college grad) salary and great benefits, not to mention a vehicle!
Supplier Quality Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in April 2010.
Interview Details – Attempted numerous times to apply to the position, and finally had to take another job to 'get my foot in the door'. When my interviewer for the alternate job asked me why I didn't put in for a different position, I informed him of my previous attempts. He immediately went HR and rectified the situation, and I was able to apply to the SQE position instead. That manager is now in charge of reverse logistics in Philips Respironics and I keep in touch.
Interview Question – Had to develop a process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (pFMEA) for brushing my teeth. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fairly straightforward, good benefits.
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