Medtronic Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fridley, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Medtronic in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Behaviorial interview questions trying to sort out your weakness

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    QC Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Medtronic in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a really nice facility of Medtronic. First person I interviewed with is the director of the quality assurance department. He asked few questions about my background and give me a list of 10 questions, such as experiment design. and following are two senior chemists, first one, she show me abound the lab and asked me lots of questions about instruments, such as HPLC, GC. Next one was testing theoretical knowledge about analytically chemistry. This is my first interview of my life and I did it really bad, In general it is not really hard but you have to be prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • Please design a experiment test for a drug deliver device.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Medtronic in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had the initial round on the phone and was asked to attend the 2nd round of interviews in person at Minneapolis. They paid for everything - had a nice hotel, pickup from hotel to Medtronic HQ at 710 Medtronic Parkway and dropoff to airport. The interviews were exhausting - five interviews, 45 mins each. Each interview was by a particular hiring manager in the non-marketing departments (e.g. Field action - they work on recalls, Pre-clinical trials etc). It seems that they just bundle all non-marketing or product departments into Operations. A couple interviews were about projects in program management. It was an odd bunch. Two managers did not specifically tell me about the projects that they were hiring for, which was unfair, I thought. One manager became really happy about my candidature for the program manager internship role, and sold me on his division and project for 10 mins, but did not end up giving me an offer, even after saying that lets say it all works out. Overall, the questions were centered about persuation stories. Also, they had a sheet of 50 questions, so it was OK to say that you had never faced a situation like this before. Overall, great experience. Medtronic is a great company, and I would have wanted to go there, but for some better projects, I guess. They interviewed 60 people for 16 positions, which was a little crazy I thought.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time when you had to do something which was not in line with your company's objectives   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you failed in your standard approach. What was your thought process, what did you do after that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Diabetes Therapy Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I felt rushed during the entire interview.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Strange questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    • Strange questions concerning details of personal life.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Northridge, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Medtronic in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR to set up a 30 minute interview. Got called a few days later by an engineer for the interview. The first half of the interview was behavioral -- standard stuff, asked questions about how I would respond to certain situations, etc. The second 15 minutes of the interview was technical. Asked some easy and difficult questions. Topics included how to CAD certain parts, fluid mechanics, materials science, and a machine shop question.

    Interview Questions
    • You are in a boat in a pool with a rock in your hand. You throw the rock into the pool. Does the water level rise, drop, or stay the same?   View Answers (4)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Medtronic in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    They were recruiting at my university. . The interviewer asked what was the most innovative thing that I'd have ever done so far in my career. The interviewer then asked what kind of skill set I could bring from another company to advance their company. I didn't make it to round 2.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Spoke to the hiring manager, sales manager, very professional and well worded. Did my appropriate research, and everything went well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was an intense interview. Interviewed with 5 people in 1 afternoon.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Medtronic in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    got a call from recruiter and through the phone interview, got a on site interviews, pass the backgroud check and got an offer letter. accepted it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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