Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN) in June 2015.
Started the day at 9am with the candidate (me) doing a presentation about a research topic. The presentation was about 40 minutes long with 20 minutes for questions. Then from 10am-3pm I interviewed with a different manager each hour about my education, experiences, qualifications, etc. There were questions focusing on how I worked in teams, how I approached problem solving, and my previous research experience.
- "Name a time you've faced a challenge/conflict at work" Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN) in May 2012.
Candidates were scheduled back-to-back. A list of 10 behavioral questions were asked. The interviewers wrote down my replies. They did not ask any questions about my experience or skills nor did they comment on my answers. I was allowed to ask questions at the end of the interview. But the interviewer spoke very quickly and kept announcing how many minutes remained until the end. Weird interview!
- Have you ever had an idea that wasn't initially accepted by your team members and ow did you get them to accept it? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN) in March 2011.
Multiple panel interviews, then finally meeting with the hiring manager. I met first with a panel of peers, mainly taking the form of the technical portion of the interview, and for them to determine if they could work with me. Then I met with another group, less technical, but also people that I would be working closely with, to see if my skills and aptitude was something that would fit into the culture and process. Then, I met with the hiring manager, where an HR rep came in half way through the interview and outlined the benefits package.
- Questions all took the STAR format, at least from the hiring manager (Situation, Task, Action, Results), standard type of questions, but the managers demeanor made this more intense than it needed to be. Answer Question
The negotiation phase was primarily about benefits and vacation time that I would be starting at, as the they seemed very firm on their dollar amount, but there were gifts of vacation and stock that were negotiated, at the time they were in real need form the skill set that I was bringing to them, so I had a little leverage. The process was fairly straight and handled quickly, like over a few phone calls.
Helpful (11)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN) in February 2011.
The interview process was relatively straight forward. Medtronic flew me in and stayed at hotel near the Mounds View campus. I met first with the HR rep (who has been great); she asked some tough questions about my background, how I would deal with personality conflict, and how I would meld with the team. Then I met with the Director of the division, she was top notch, asked questions about my aspirations, goals, and what I wanted from the company. I then met with two other employees that further explained what responsibilities I will have gave me an abbreviated tour of the campus. The group has great chemistry and I feel very fortunate to be part of this group. Before my interview and even applying I downloaded the book: Get the Interview Every Time by Brenda Greene; this book was invaluable with me getting the interview and then getting the position. It was free on my kindle, not sure what it costs now. It had many of the tough questions verbatim (commonly asked by Fortune 500 companies). I was contacted two weeks later and offered a position with competitive pay and lots of benefits. It seems so far that Medtronic is going to be a great employer.
Once you get the offer, salary is not negotiable, but you may be able to negotiate extra vacation and a sign on bonus. They gave me a sign on bonus, but I don't think they would have given it; if I didn't ask for it. Be sure you do.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Mounds View, MN) in September 2010.
Everyone had some behavioral questions (supplied by HR). The other questions were more about me and my specific credentials and past duties. Questions from the HR person were totally behavioral in nature "tell me about a time when...."
- "What was the worst mistake you ever made at work, and how did you resolve it?" Answer Question
- "What did your last performance review say were your 3 strengths and 3 areas for improvement?" Answer Question
- "Tell me about a time you felt you really satisfied an internal customer." Answer Question
- What kind of people do you work best with? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Found a better opportunity elsewhere, not as far away, with more interesting job duties.
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