Medtronic Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    The process occurred over 7 weeks. It seemed a very uncoordinated process, wherein there were 6 interviews by individuals one would imagine would be united in and coordinate the process, rather than doing individual interviews in Minnesota and Colorado by individuals in managerial positions who don't speak with one another prior to the end of the process. (Ever heard of a phone panel/personal interview process by panel?) No coordination-- for example, asked some of the same questions repeatedly in the interview process by several individuals, and seems like would likely have been a better decision in terms of efficiency and collaboration to do panel interviews so all interviewers could hear and later discuss responses, and in terms of efficiency for both the organization and the candidate. Also, in interview by the local and seemingly inexperienced and newly appointed manager, I was asked how I would accomplish her recently assigned task with a Medtronic group--without any context or preparation. Felt a bit like an ambush and it seemed she was asking for free advice rather than assessing skills. I am considering sending Medtronic a bill for services rendered. The whole process was uncoordinated, inefficient for the organization and candidate, and it doesn't seem like the Boulder manager has much of a clue about the OD or the process of talent acquisition, while perhaps her counterparts in Minnesota, (with whom I also interviewed) actually do. How sad for Medtronic and Covidien. In this experience, they appear not to be the organization they hope to portray, and I would not apply for any position with the organization again, nor advise any colleague to do so. Never again.

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    • How should I do my job? I was assigned this task and want you to design the intervention in this interview. I will tell you how I am going to do it after you tell me how to do it. (...right.)   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    Great people that are seeking people to help out with diabetes issues. They were very clear on what they were looking for and how perfect you fir the description.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for medtronic? How have you dealt with difficult customers?   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    Was asked to schedule a ~30 min phone interview that was very friendly. They explained more about the position and asked if I had any questions. The questions were typical, mostly about my past experiences, leadership positions, and accomplishments. There weren't any technical questions at this point. The interviewer was very helpful and willing to answer questions, made it seem like she enjoys her job. Overall a pretty good experience!

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of when you were a leader and did you face any conflicts?   Answer Question
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    R&Amp; D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online then had a phone interview. The manager was very nice and the conversation flowed easily. The meeting was only supposed to go for thirty minutes and instead went for one hour. Still in the interview process, but scheduling the in person interview which was two weeks after the phone interview and 4 weeks after I initially put on my online application.

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    • What do I think a research and development job was? What was the definitions?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    Fair, Conversational, Professional. Discussed background and specific examples of achievement. Provided insight into company strategy and culture. Discussed market challenges. Shared experience and ideal candidate. Xxxxxxxxccxxcccccc xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxx cxxxx xxxxx

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of how you achieved X and where your method originated from.   Answer Question
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    Associate Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    They were very nice and kind to me as a human being. Expect to know a lot about who you are and who you live with. Be passionate and bring a textbook.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I want a company that is nice but not that nice.

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    Clinical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by email to setup a phone interview. The phone interview didn't occur until about 3 weeks later. The face-to-face was supposed to happen within the following couple of weeks, but did not occur. Basic interview questions. Nothing out of the ordinary

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    Senior Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Good process. First discussion with HR by phone. Then met with HR and then a mix of legal and business people when brought on site. Everyone was friendly and most of the questions were based on my history, resume and experience. They seemed to be interested in whether I could jump into the job right away as well as my personality.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to tell them about how I handled helping the business do its job and dealing with legal risk.   Answer Question
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Medtronic (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied 3 weeks prior to first phone interview online. A friendly lady from HR called me, and we had a 30 minute conversation. It was professional but casual. She got back to me 2 days later to schedule a phone interview with an Engineer. The interview was mostly about my past experience and skills. She asked a few behavioral questions too.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Medtronic (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted by a recruiter within a week to set up a telephonic interview. I though the call with recruiter went well and the next step was for her to review my resume with the hiring manager. I got an automated email later that evening saying that I was not selected for the position.

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