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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN Feb 2011 – Reviewed Feb 2, 2013
Interview Details – 3 interviews - 1 phone with recruiter, 1 phone with manager, 1 in person with 3 team members and manager one at a time
Negotiation Details – Easy
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN Aug 2012 – Reviewed Aug 19, 2012
Interview Details –
Phone interview. A company recruiter contacted me via LinkedIn. He called me next day and asked if I would be interested in the position. I said yes. He e-mailed me a few questions regarding what I've done in the past and I responded with 3-4 sentences for each questions. It looked like it was sufficient and he asked for a phone interview.
The phone interview was quite easy - he also asked questions of what I've done in the past, how many years I worked in medical device industry, why am I looking for a job at St.Jude, what is the most challenging part of my job. I left confident I had adequate answers to all of his questions.
Interview Question – The most difficult AND unexpected question was what is my current pay rate (I am a contractor at another major medical device company). I di not want to give his the exact number but asked what is the salary range for the job position. His response was from $100 to $130K. I replied that my rate lies exactly in the middle of this range. However he insisted that I need to give his the exact number. I tried to give him a range what I would be interested in. Again he insisted I give him the rate otherwise I will have a problem getting the next interview. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN – Reviewed Jul 14, 2012
Interview Details – A recruiter assistant set up an appointment for me for the exam. There's a 4part pre- qualifying exam for reading comprehension, math, manual dexterity and microscope. It took 3hrs. for me to complete the exam. An onsite recruiter interviewed me after the exam and told me to wait for few weeks for a job offer. After 3 weeks I got a call from my recruiter that I will be going for an interview with the hiring manager. During the interview with the hiring manager he toured me inside the cleanroom while we discuss everything about the job. It took 2.5hrs.! The next day my recruiter called me and told me the hiring manager extended a long term job offer for me.
Interview Question – The 4 part pre-qualifying exam is difficult. You need to get 100% for reading comprehension before you can advance to math and should pass the rest too! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Through recruiter.
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN Sep 2011 – Reviewed Oct 25, 2011
Interview Details –
The process began with an HR screen. Within the industry I think the SJM Talent Acquisition agents are the most helpful and really sell the company well. It was a pretty general screen which I went through for a few different positions and they blur together. I received a few toughish questions indicating that some of the TA agents actually knew a bit about the products/positions in question, but the majority of the questions were the obvious checks that you are confident, want the job, and you are who you say you are.
Step two was an in-person interview where I met with the hiring manager and a handful of engineers and managers. Each meeting was 1:1. Most were personality and resume-based interviews with the exception of one think-outside-the-box, somewhat technical interview. Once again the interviews appeared to go favorably.
I was called back for another round of face-to-face interviews on site. I met with the hiring manager once again who said they were looking to hire multiple DA Engineer positions and couldn't tell me for which project in particular they thought I may be best suited for. This makes the interview process vague and difficult. Anyhow I met with another round of managers and engineers and answered their personality and background questions admirably. Later that week I was given a competing offer and accepted. I informed the hiring manager to that effect so i'm not sure if there were to be any further interviews or if that was the end.
Overall I thought the interview process was on the easy side, but I also didn't get to the point of obtaining an offer. It did seem like a long drawn-out process however. I was surprised they went right from the screen to multiple in-person interviews and then surprised again when I needed to go back...and they weren't even bringing me back gunning for a specific position, almost like they didn't have a clear handle on their business needs at the time. I did encounter a couple scheduling glitches setting up interviews, but I assume that is just a symptom of big business. The employees were for the most part very friendly. Once again more-so than I saw at other interviews - maybe it's the "Minnesota nice". It seemed like it would be a fairly relaxed work environment, but I can't factually comment on that.
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN Aug 2010 – Reviewed Sep 7, 2010
Interview Details – After applying for several job at company website a SJM technical recuiter contacted me for a position he was trying to fill. A phone interview followed with him and he passed my resume on to hiring manager but wasn't selected for one-on-one interview.
Interview Question – describe activities in previous position Answer Question
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