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Medtronic Interview Questions

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
267 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Medtronic in July 2007.

    Interview Details

    Fairly straightforward and efficient from initial application to offer letter. At the time the company was hiring like mad so the 1:1 interview itself was pretty basic. Plus as is usually the case with all potential jobs, having a employee referral helps.

    Interview Questions
    • What brings you here?   Answer Question
    • What skill set makes you the best fit for the position   Answer Question
    • Describe a conflict with a customer and what steps I took to resolve it   Answer Question
    • What are my three best traits. What are two traits that I need to improve   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Compensation package was "take it or leave it". It was an entry level job so there was not much room on my end.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    All communication on-line via email except for one, brief phone interview. The questions on the phone interview were very vague and I was expected to conduct the phone interview on the spot. I declined a follow-up interview because found another job with a different company. But, in general, the planning and organization by the recruiter was not that impressive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Villalba, PR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Villalba, PR
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Medtronic in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone called for interview with HR. Initial screening with HR by phone. Set for personal interview at the plant. Met with HR rep. She took me to manager's office where panel interview (3 people) was conducted. Phone call for job offer. Sent Benefits description through email. I have questions regarding benefits. She took 5 weeks to answer basic benefits questions. At an offer negotiation meeting they would not know answers to basic benefits questions like how much dollards does the insurance cover for eyeglasses. Since they took long in answering the questions the position went for revaluation at the new fiscal year. They said the position went into freeze until budgeting process was completed. No further communication from them.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle transition between a different industry an this industry?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position went to hold due to new fiscal year arriving. They took 5 weeks to answer basic benefits questions.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Medtronic in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview and recruitment process was good. I got the impression that the culture is very introverted and it is not common to move around within the company. They don't have a rotational program which was unattractive. Had I gotten an offer I probably would have accepted because it was an internship and good experience, but I got the impression it was not a company I want to start my career at.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with HR screener. This moved to a face to face with the hiring manager. This was halted as the req was put on hold. Then a new hiring manager reactivated the req. Interviewed face to face with 3 people (HR, hiring manager, and dept. manager). Was told to wait 2 weeks. In 2 weeks I called back and they said due to business conditions they would not be hiring from the outside.

    Interview Questions
    • Experience with combo medical device/drug products?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Medtronic in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    1 to 1 interviews with the all marketing team members and with HR. Open discussion, no formilsed process.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you prroritize your assignements? Give a practical recent exemple.   Answer Question
    • Why did apply to this particular position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Customer Loyalty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Medtronic in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    the HR called and asked me questions on my resume and discussed the position

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northridge, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northridge, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Medtronic in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly simple. First they took me on a site tour throughout the facility. Then I got to meet varying bosses/project managers who sat down with me with my resume and asked my about my capabilities.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you apply your previous background to a medical device setting?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better job opportunity with better pay.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral Interviews. Feedback & non-verbal cues from interviewers gave me a positive feeling but I didnt get the offer. H1b might be an issue cause they hired a US citizen in the position. Recruiter's feedback was misleading as she said all the interviewers were so impressed with me that they wanted to find a position for me but she never followed up on that promise.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medtronic in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The position I was appliying for was a promotion. I applied online and I was called for the interview. The interview took about 30 minutes. It was pretty straight forward. It did not feel like an interview, it was more like a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think this position would be a good fit for you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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