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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Somerville, NJ Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details – Only one phone interview and then a call right after saying that I got the job. Interview was typical behavioral questions, only 4 of them and then they asked me for questions afterward.
Interview Question – Name a time when you faced an unexpected change and how you dealt with it? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Somerville, NJ Jan 2011 – Reviewed Feb 16, 2012
Interview Details – My step-grandfather used to work in R&D here, so was able to put me in contact with a director in Operations Integration. After a few emails, we set up an interview. I went through 4 or 5 consecutive 30 minute interviews with engineers that worked in the department, including two different directors in the department. The interviews were all behavioral, and pretty basic. One of the engineers did ask a few basic questions about engineering principles, but, even though I was not prepared to answer them, I was able to answer them correctly with only 1 year and 1 semester of my mechanical engineering degree under my belt. Everyone was extremely friendly, and the office environment is extremely laid-back, but only if you're getting your work done efficiently and effectively.
Interview Question – Showed some sort of car component that had four bolts, one larger than the rest. When a force is applied, what location on the component would you assume underwent the most stress? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Angelo, TX Oct 2009 – Reviewed Sep 22, 2011
Interview Details – It depends on who you get for your interview. The guy that interviewed mostly talked about the history of the city and explained what a sterilization engineer does and asked if it sounded interesting. I actually did not expect an offer from this company but got one anyways just because the interview did not feel traditional or in depth.
Interview Question – Do you oppose learning ladder logic? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was none, it was for an internship.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2012 – Reviewed Mar 8, 2013
Interview Details – The hiring process was good really. All I did was give my resume at the job fair and applied online. A few days later I received a call for an interview. Once I passed the interview they called me about 2 days later to give me an offer. Once I accepted the offer via telephone they sent me the real offer via email about two weeks after the call.
Interview Question – Tell what will you do if something unexpected happens in a process? How would you attack the problem? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Nov 14, 2012
Interview Details – In order to get into Johnson & Johnson you MUST network as much as possible. I started out asking people I knew within Johnson & Johnson for "informational interviews" just to get their perspective on working at J&J and what their job entailed. Just helped to get to know some inside people. Then I set job alerts on the site and when a position I was qualified for came up, I called some contacts and asked their opinion, they would almost always end up sending me an internal referral which helped me land an interview. The interview process starts with an HR call, then an interview with the hiring manager, then an interview with both the hiring manager and the regional business director.
Interview Question – I do not specifically remember, but there was nothing that stuck out. Just the usual medical device interview questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2008 – Reviewed Jul 3, 2012
Interview Details – Entry level interview, basic scenario questions(teamwork, analysis, conflict resolution) and they always want: situation, process and outcome.
Interview Question – What was a difficult situation you encountered with another employee at work and how did you resolve this. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2010 – Reviewed Dec 15, 2010
Interview Details – The hiring process was well managed.
Interview Question – When was a difficult situation you encountered at past internships or school organizations and how did you resolve it? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2010 – Reviewed Sep 4, 2010
Interview Details –
The interview process was very straightforward and professional. The main HR person kept in regular contact to inform me of where they were in the process and what the next steps would be. The first step was an HR screen. That was followed by a conversation with the hiring manager. In both conversations, it was very clear that they were interested in making sure the position was a good match for both parties. In addition, the conversation was fairly evenly divided between them asking questions and me being able to do the same. In contrast to many other companies, salary wasn't a topic of conversation in the initial phone interviews. They focused on technical skills, knowledge and situational questions. A substantial number of other companies spent most of the time talking about the company and asking me about salary expectations - difficult to do if you don't really know what the job really entails.
The on site interview lasted a full day and consisted of many 1 on 1 interviews, a presentation and lunch with the hiring manager, followed by more interviews. Everyone I met was professional and well prepared. they asked thoughtful questions that made it clear they had an active interest in the process. They also made sure I had time to ask questions. The on site interview was followed by several additional phone interviews with people who weren't available the day I visited. They made an offer about 10 days later or so. The negotiation process was also very straightforward and pleasant. Ethicon and J&J in general treat their people very well and I think the Credo is very well reflected in the interview process.
Now that I've actually started the job, I can say it was definitely the right decision. I enjoy working here and find that the people seem to live the Credo and are happy here.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were standard interview questions regarding my past experience and the material I discussed in my presentation. There were further questions regarding why I had chosen my career path, examples of how I've handled a difficult situation, and what are my greatest strengths as well as areas for improvement. There wasn't anything particular tricky. In that sense the interview was straightforward. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They are part of a very large company so decisions don't happen overnight. There are some companies where you don't typically go back and forth on an offer because of the all the work and people involved in the process. Some companies try to make the first offer the very best. Given how J&J treats their employees very well, I suspect they try to get it right the first time. Do your homework initially and know what kind of number you are looking for up front.
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