Covidien
3.1 of 5 376 reviews
www.covidien.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Covidien Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

R&D Intern - Innovation Management Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Quality Tech II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boulder, CO

I applied online - interviewed at Covidien in August 2010.

Interview Details – Interview is very easy, all you have to do is be yourself. The questions are mostly common sense, issues, complication, and diversity problem.

Interview Question – How would you handle a problem with a coworker and what is the solution?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I heard from the former employee that there are bosses who don't know what they are doing and too many chiefs. The company is trying to shrink down positions and getting rid of employee who makes mistake. The company is not good to work for due to lack of leadership, if they get rid of the chiefs maybe I would consider working for them. I declined due to job security.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Supervisor/Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Covidien in October 2010.

Interview Details – Standard interview, background check, drug screen

Interview Question – nothing was difficult, they have a tendancy to use the STAR method of interviews.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Covidien in April 2013.

Interview Details – Hired through University job posting. The Interview process included an HR interview and interview with hiring manager. The Interview was mostly behavioral and all technical questions were related to my resumes.

Interview Question – Did you ever have to work with a difficult team member and how did you handle it ?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Covidien in August 2012.

Interview Details – phone call, in person interview, hired as contractor

Negotiation Details – no-little negotiation

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

FPGA Verification Inter Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Covidien

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews with the hiring manager.
offered in 2 days

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Specialist Interview

Sales Specialist
Ludlow, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Covidien in January 2010.

Interview Details – Originally, I met with the Regional Manager. After that, I met with the VP of Sales for the East. After passing those two interviews, I went for a ride along with a sales person. After that, I finally went to HQ and met with the President and other management. You need to plan on taking 3-4 days off of work in about a 6 week process to get through this.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you? - Very early in the process and very direct.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I really was not in healthcare sales, I was in technology. This was a major move for me and one I needed to think out. In the end, I value my position in technology because I help people solve technical issues. I felt that this would be a big missing piece of this position and would not result in my overall satisfaction.

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