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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
156 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gunbarrel, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gunbarrel, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    They needed a Microsoft Access developer for several short term projects. I was impressed with the very short phone conversation about project details with Supervisor and Dept Head (Stakeholder)10 minutes - direct and to the point, excellent!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed process. I had applied in the winter for a position and didn't hear anything until of March. I received an email directly from my potential supervisor asking for a phone interview. After the phone interview, I waited about two weeks until the position was offered to me.

    Know the material on your resume. If you make it to the phone interview, then it's most likely only between you and a few other candidates, as they have a lot of options for interns, which means they must have liked something on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Know your resume and all ancillary questions regarding information within it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you have leverage, i.e. another job lined up, then negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Robust interview process that touches all employees that will interact with the role. Process appears to be designed to ensure personality fit as well as measure engagement. Displaying intellect and enthusiasm should go a long way in the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Description of difficult situation addressed in the past.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Called me the day i applied. Drove out to the place the next day and Had a in person interview in the morning. Interviewed with 2 different people I thought It went very well.. They emailed me saying they went with another candidate

    Interview Questions
    • What is something difficult you have overcame in the work field?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  6.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    The process started with an initial phone interview followed by in-person interview with multiple engineers. They provided a tour of the facility and questions were not overly difficult. The work environment seemed a bit formal compared to other companies I had worked at, due to the dress code. Employees aren't supposed to wear blue jeans and dress fancy.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some typical technical questions about projects I had worked on and basic concepts of software engineering   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    QA Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plainfield, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plainfield, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Covidien in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend. A temp agency made contact with me as a result of that referral and asked if I'd be interested in the position. For that position I interviewed thru the temp agency as a contractor. The temp agency arranged the interview with Covidien. From the point of initial contact, I interviewed with Covidien 7 days later. 3 days after that I was completing the on-boarding process with the temp agency. My start date from the time of interview was 30 days afterwards. During that time my drug screening and background check was being cleared. 12 days after hiring in thru the temp agency as a contractor, Covidien was interested in buying out my contract with the temp agency in an effort to hire me in permanently as an official employee. 48 days from my initial start date as a contractor, I hired in permanently with Covidien.

    Interview Questions
    • Would I stay the full term as a contractor on a fixed term of approximately 2-3 months until the goal was achieved with absolutely no guarantee or foreseeable opportunity of being hired in?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were fair to say the least. I understood that they were in a bind and needed me just as much as I needed them but I didn't take advantage of it. they were sincere in their desire to hire me so I assured them that I'd accept the opportunity but encouraged them to consider making an offer that was commiserate with my experience and what they've witnessed in my performance up to that point. The offer wasn't what I had in mind but I was satisfied with the concern and effort behind the concessions that were made.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    Their interview process is very simple and easy. The process consisted of a phone interview with HR, then another interview with manager and finally an interview with three team members. Basically they just went over my resume and asked questions about that. Also asked a few behavioral-based questions that were easy to answer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Safety Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter, first. Then, I was invited for the in-person interview on site. The interviews varied form person to person. I had 4 one-on-one interviews. Most of the interviewers were friendly and had positive attitude.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual, tell me about yourself, professional, and behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Covidien.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and heard back later that morning. We set up an interview for the following week and I was offered the position. There was some paper work, a drug test and a two week orientation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    R&D Intern - Innovation Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Have you worked with anyone you didn't like and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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