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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Logistics Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Applied and was contacted about 3 weeks later by HR. Basic questions about my experience. Brought in to interview for 3 hours with different levels of employees (5 people). No questions out of the ordinary but they did ask every basic interview question you can imagine. Know qualifications for the job and how you are qualified by giving examples both in a team setting and solo. Called me about a day later saying I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What forecast method would you use in this scenario, gave a list of examples and had to answer them   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Automation Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Took almost six months after I applied. Received an email then a phone call and two one on one interview sessions. Overall an easy interview just a long process and was not worth it at the end of it.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Clinical Project Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sustaining Product Investigation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Covidien in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Control Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Career Fair style - you go around and talk to different departments. Make sure you dress professionally, have questions prepared, and don't wait in all of the really long lines! Find the shorter lines and hit them first. They didn't ask any really tough questions, so just relax and be yourself. They basically just want to get to know you and see if you would be a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Associate Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    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.

    No Offer
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Screening call from HR, followed by on-site interview for a full day with an agenda with 6 different people. Six people ranged from peers to stakeholders, and direct boss and his boss. They all had basically the same standard interview questions. It was intense but not difficult. The question all of them asked was "walk me through your resume".

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty easy. Went back and forth twice.
    Accepted Offer

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