Globus Medical Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Product Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Globus Medical in October 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring process was quick. I interviewed with eight people, some from the team others were random. They conducted the interviews in a small, windowless conference room off the front lobby. Not a good feeling if you are claustrophobic. The interview questions were standard stuff but looking back I understand some of the odd ones now. Everyone there lives to serve the CEO and they try to hire people who fall in line.
Interview Question – It was pretty standard stuff although they will ask if you are squeamish. A lot of product development time is spent in the in-house cadaver lab trying out prototypes on human torsos. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The offer was presented as a take it or leave it proposition. I asked for a couple of extra days to allow for vacations plans I had already made and they 'borrowed' the time from the next year. The benefits were never discussed in depth and the onboarding process consisted of endless on-line training for anatomy, compliance and OR protocol. No useful training for systems was ever provided.
Project Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Globus Medical in March 2013.
Interview Details – Initial communication was quick and well followed up. I was given options for any day in a week. As I was coming out of state, I scheduled it at 10 am. The interview started at the right time. The interviewers were very professional.
As I was interviewed for a specialized position and was told that I will be replacing an expert, I was very excited about the position.
Total of 8 people interviewed me. there werent that many technical questions asked. I believe that I answered all questions very efficiently as I have a lot of experience in design field and also materials. I was asked if I had designed any product by my self and I showed various designs that I had done on my personal computer. It ranged from a simple bracket to complicated aircraft landing gears. I dont think any of the interviewers but one who interviewed me at the end knew anything about the specialized field and complexity of the designs that I showed.
I was not given any information about the benefits in detail or gave me any information about work life balance which were very important me. Did not even spark a discussion about compensation after learning how much I made at the time of the inteview.
Anyways I thought that the place was not for me after I finished the interview. I sent thank you emails to each and every person who interviewed me and got reply from only one person who was the person who initially contacted me. I thought that was very inconsiderate, uncourtious and unprofessional.
The most unprofessional action that I experienced was that I never got a reply about the outcome of the interview. That was not I expected for flying from out of state and it seemed like it was a waste of money and time. There werent any replies to my follow up email about the decision of the interview.
Just a reply to me about the decision would have made me give a great review today.
Interview Question – Showed me a custom designed part and asked me how it works. View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
Associate Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Globus Medical.
Interview Details – A lot of anatomical background and operating room procedural questions
Interview Question – Technical Questions about spinal procedures Answer Question
Product Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Globus Medical in February 2014.
Interview Details – Phone then in person. Asks normal interview questions, but know your info on the company!
Logistics Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Globus Medical.
Interview Details – In a room with 5 managers from differenet departments
Interview Question – who would you rate yourself regarding work ethics View Answer
Negotiation Details – Benefits
Project Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Globus Medical in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interview with 6 different people over the span of about 3.5 hours. Two of the people worked in the same position as I was interviewing for. Also interviewed with the senior level employee as well as a VP of one of the divisions. Went over experiences on resume and also hobbies and interests and why I would fit in that position.
Interview Question – Ask specific design questions of tools they showed me. Asking me to make sketches and describe my ideas to them. Answer Question
Project Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Globus Medical in September 2011.
Interview Details – Interview conducted in 4 step process by several people within the same group.
Interview Question – Suggest a design for current problem. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations.
Research Position Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Globus Medical in August 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and within 2 weeks was contacted by HR for a phone interview with hiring manager. The phone interview was scheduled asap. It went well with the manager informing me that she would like me to come in to interview in person. I'm out of town so she also said that it would be paid by the company. I interviewed with hr, hiring manager, co-workers, department leader(separately). The hr interview was good but I thought it was weird that the benefits and salary were not discussed. The hiring manager was nice and the co-workers were great. I though it went well. The following week I received an email that they would like to do a background check and check references. I was excited but I was really still nervous. Usually, these are checked with a contingent offer. And I noticed a few times that it was requested before an offer and it usually is a bad sign. And of course, after I hunt down the busiest of my professional references and give them my personal information, I get a reject letter. About 4 weeks after the interview, which is too long for a job I'm sure they had no intention of offering me. I'm sure that they just asked for references just to act like I wasn't discriminated against. Ive just been had! The worst part is now I have to go back to my references again for the next job.
Interview Question – How would you handle difficult coordinators? Answer Question
Customer Service Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Globus Medical in December 2008.
Interview Details – Interview consisted of 1:1 interviews with direct manager and then the VP of the department. I also met with the HR person to go over benefits. Standard interview questions such as describing past job history, what are your strengths/weaknesses, what can you bring to Globus, etc.... A good prep would be to choose a few online sites and research general interview questions.
The company culture seemed professional but almost uptight. The office was very clean and generally quiet in all the areas I visited. Perks are pretzels on one day of the week, year end bonuses, and I think someone mentioned holiday gifts to each employee every year like an iPod.
Interview Question – Describe how you overcame a challenge in your last position. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The schedule did not fit with my lifestyle since the hours would be 12pm to 9pm and I have a family to take care of at night.