Smith & Nephew Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2015
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Smith & Nephew.

    Interview

    Very detailed questions in order to find out your personality. Looking for a great for more than just knowin the business. Being yourself is critical to getting hired. Don't be afraid to offer a little personal details more than just your job and education history

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Sourcing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Smith & Nephew.

    Interview

    Typical full day behavioral interview process Like using STAR format Nothing original Panel interview & one on one interview mix HR isn't especially helpful or responsive Hiring Managers barely read resume Tend to hire plug & play types Not very creative Use Referrals the whole time I was there or recruiters

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Smith & Nephew.

    Interview

    Token Interview. Position already filled. Obligated to interview internal candidates. Position was filled prior to starting process. Positions above entry level are not based on qualifications, but on your relationships with the hiring manager. Went through a laundry list of boiler plate questions provided by HR just to say everyone who was interested was interviewed

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    • How does a strong clinical background contribute to sales process?   Answer Question
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    MBA Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Smith & Nephew.

    Interview

    Each member in group interview with me for 30 minutes, including former intern, stakeholder in other department, supervisor of this department, and direct supervisor I will report to. The whole process is comfortable and every member is kind.

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    • There will be some small cases   1 Answer
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    Quality Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Smith & Nephew (Memphis, TN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online through the careers website. Hiring manager contacted after 3 weeks and had a short phone interview. Following that the recruiter called up to schedule onsite. On-site was a very short interview (3 hours). There were 2 interviews, first was with a panel of senior guys (managers) which was very good and second one was with quality engineers.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical behavioral questions (STAR format) e.g: Tell me about a time when you have worked with a difficult person...   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Smith & Nephew in February 2015.

    Interview

    Standard interview. Salary offer was not competitive with industry standards. The emphasized the job role was a critical function of the sale but did not offer any type of profit sharing or commission from the sale. They were looking for someone with vast experience and skills but not willing to compensate.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Smith & Nephew (Memphis, TN) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online at their website. Phone screen 3 weeks later, and the next week I got invited for an on site interview at Memphis. The interview is base on the STAR format with 3 engineering managers, the whole thing last about an hour. The engineers were nice to talk to. The office and the factory floor was nice and clean, but Memphis is a dump though

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Smith & Nephew (El Paso, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    First you will get a call to schedule a phone interview which was basically questions regarding I you agree with the salaries, explanation of the benefits and a couple of screening questions, after that a 1:1 will be schedule, the Territorial Manager was the one in charge of that interview, pretty nice guy.

    Interview Questions

    • If I had the opportunity of talking with someone could be any person from now of from the past, who would it be?   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Communication was great. Interviewed with local manager then upper management plus ride along. Feedback from all interviews was very positive. HR was able to answer all my questions from the beginning.

    Interview Questions

    • "If I spoke with your old manager what are 3 things they would tell me you need to work on"   Answer Question
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    Associate Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Smith & Nephew (Bronx, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online for an Endoscopy Associate Sales Rep position after seeing an opening on a job board. I was contacted almost immediately by HR to do your standard 30 minute phone screening. They told me about the position and that they would like to offer me an opportunity to be interviewed. I had a scheduling conflict when they were doing their group interviews so I offered that I would meet the person presiding over my territory (a National Director who was overseeing because of a Regional Manager who left) whenever they wanted. That resulted in me driving about 2 hours away for a face-to-face with him. We met in a hotel restaurant (did not eat) and it was a standard tell me about yourself, review your resume, fire a few questions, and then let me ask questions. I left feeling unsure about the outcome since he was hard to read but I got a call from the recruiter on my way home. She was inviting me to another face-to-face with the same National Director and a very high up (they classify by levels) Sales Rep from the territory. This interview was again in the same hotel chain's restaurant, sans food. The National Director stepped out at the beginning of my interview and came back towards the end. While he was gone the Sales Rep and I hit it off extremely well. He loved my answers and we were more just talking and having pleasant conversation. When the ND came back he tried directing the interview again but you could tell he was trying to get included again. I could tell this interview went much better than they first. I followed up with a thank you email to both, and had a response from the Sales Rep almost immediately. He was setting me up for a ride along with another rep the next day. I went to the ride along, which the other rep was about 30-45 minutes late to, and I stood in on a case with him. He actually admitted that he had forgotten that he was meeting me, even though we had traded information and plans for the ride along the night before. He was totally aloof, didn't ask me a single question, and seemed like he couldn't get rid of me quick enough. I got a call from the recruiter a day or two later and she told me that they decided to go with another candidate with sales experience (I have none). Smith & Nephew had just acquired ArthoCare so I lost the position to one of their reps that they were bringing over. I expressed interest with the recruiter for an identical position in another territory and told them I was willing to relocated. She almost immediately got me an interview with the Regional Manager. It went extremely well and ended with us making plans for me to go on a ride along with one of his reps. It turns out the ride along was just another sit down face to face in a coffee shop. I thought that this step went really well too but I lost it to another candidate with sales experience. After both of these rejections it turns outs the National Director who I thought wasn't interested in me asked the recruiter to offer me a part time position running trays or something like that. I'm not willing to leave my career for that, so I asked her to keep me in mind. He said that he was trying to make it into a full time position and that things were obviously changing with the acquisition. I haven't heard anything since but Smith & Nephew reps and employees keep looking at my profile on LinkedIn. Oh well. Overall it was a good and thorough experience, I just wish it would have gone in my favor.

    Interview Questions

    • All of your standard questions. You just have to explain yourself. What's your biggest failure? How have you convinced someone of something? Etc.   Answer Question
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