I applied online - interviewed at Covidien in April 2012.
Interview Details – Phone Interview at first where they asked about resume and experience with quality systems and regulations. On-site interview with 4 successive, 1 on 1 30 min sessions with engineers in the group, followed by an interview with HR. Some technical questions (open ended data/situational analysis, not too bad) and behavioral questions (mostly with HR). In general, seemed like a good quality engineering group here with organized projects and direction for interns. The extended interviewing process here seems to result in good matches.
Interview Question – How would you get a project back on track when you start running behind? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, but I asked if relocation assistance would be available. Received relocation for housing for the summer.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Covidien.
Interview Details – Applied through college.Got a call from the person I spoke to in the grad fair.Was very nice and positive.mainly asked about verilog
Interview Question – design state diagram for SRAM controller Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Covidien in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two round phone calll interviews. Very basic questions. My backgorund and research experiences.
Interview Question – What do you want to learn from our company Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Covidien.
Interview Details – Sit down interviews with multiple Directors and Managers. Most of the interviewers were not prepared. They fumbled for questions, seemed to be lost and were not impressive.
Phone interviews, screens, HR questions, more phone interviews and then a visit. They moved fast but they do the same in their approach to business. Fast and wreckless.
Interview Question – The unexpected questions were never asked. When interviewers are dressed in jeans and a windbreaker they tend to be lazy and unprepared. That was the case. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None. You take what they offer for the most part. Their HR group is efficient and fast. The management is another question. They make poor decisions and based on how the business runs, they are slow learners.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Covidien.
Interview Details – They hire through an intermediate job agency. Only was required to fill in forms. Was never given an interview with the usual questions. After filling info, I was sent to do a drug test. When I came back I was given an ID company card and that's it. Mind you, the hiring people lack basic interpersonal skills. Well, not just the hiring people ...
Interview Question – None at all. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Covidien in December 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted by HR for a phone interview. I spoke with the hiring manager for about an hour. I then waited almost a month to hear anything back. I was then brought in for an on site interview. I met with three different people of varying levels in the company. I was made an offer a week after my interview.
Interview Question – Are you ready to go to lunch after asking me two easy questions. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Covidien in March 2012.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume, was contacted several weeks later for a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of several questions about me and my personality as well as my academic experience and areas of interest. Several weeks later, I was contacted by HR about my job offer.
Interview Question – Who is your favorite teacher in your current classes and why? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Covidien in January 2012.
Interview Details – It started out with a telephone interview. There were three people on the call besides me. This interview focused on my background and experience as a database administrator. There were no tough technical questions during the telephone interview. The phone interview led to a face-to-face interview several days later. During this interview, the hiring manager was present, along with a Senior SQL Server Database Administrator, a Senior Oracle Database Administrator, and a member of the Human Resources staff. The interview started out with a bit of social conversation, about my commute, and then proceeded into the technical portion of the interview. While I was able to answer most SQL Server questions -- that is where most of my DBA experience is -- I was not able to answer many of the Oracle questions -- in previous jobs I worked on the less complicated instances of Oracle. In addition, there were some aspects of both SQL Server and Oracle where I indicated that I hadn’t had work experience or knowledge (I don’t make stuff up in job interviews). The interview with the hiring manager and SQL Server and Oracle DBAs lasted approximately 50-minutes. I then spent about 15-minutes talking with the human resources staff member, who indicated that during the technical portion of the interview I answered all of the questions he needed answered (regarding personality, psychology, and working with people of other races and cultures). We spent time going over benefits. While I knew from the non-verbal feedback that the Oracle DBA wasn’t necessarily pleased with my lack of being able to answer questions (I don't have much experience with complicated Oracle instances), I thought that the SQL Server DBA was pleased – when I didn’t know the answer to a question, he normally indicated that the answer was something that most people wouldn’t know… Frankly, I was pleased with the team who conducted the interview. They did a good job of conveying what the job opportunity was, the work requirements, and the direction that their company was headed.
Interview Question – I was asked to explain the VSS service in SQL Server (Volume Shadow Copy). View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Covidien in February 2012.
Interview Details – Approached at a career fair event and handed my resume to the HR director. After explaining my interest in the company and position they had available, I was directed to talk to the superintendent of the Operations department. Similar conversation about my school and internship experience that would fit and benefit the company. Had an interview the next day at the career fair and a second phone interview with the manager of operations.
Interview Question – Have you shown consistency in your GPA throughout your college career, and if not explain? Answer Question
Pros: “Co-workers are great to work with for the most part. Although the directors have "eyes" on the ground you can easily find out who the they are. Good benefits, however but they make you earn…” “Co-workers are great to work with for the most part. Although the directors have "eyes" on the ground you can easily find out who the they are. Good benefits, however but they make you earn everything.” – Full Review
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