Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Stryker.
The interview was about a half hour long of extremely difficult questions. The interviewer seemed completely uninterested and was not friendly at all. Although I was not offered a position, the interviewer definitely did not seem like someone I would want to work with or for every day. This entire experience made me remember why I never bothered with Stryker before. They are looking for specific personality types and quickly write off anyone who does not meet that Type A criteria. My advice is to just be yourself because if they don't hire you, chances are it's not a place you would like to work anyways.
- How do you know when a project is finished? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Stryker
Engineering InterviewNo Offer
Employee I know gave me resume to recruiter, Initial phone interview with recruiter about 15 minutes. Pretty basic, get to know you/why want to work here/some gallup questions (eg. on a scale of 1-10 how organized are you). Then had gallup interview a week later over phone, about 30 minutes even though said it would take an hour. Asked for follow up on about 80% of questions (eg. do you handle conflict well? Give situation where you did). Next step was on-site interview a few weeks later
- Are you an expert in an area? Explain. Answer Question
Engineering InterviewNo Offer
First, I talked to a rep at a campus career fair. This led to an on campus interview, with mainly questions about what I was interested in and more technical questions regarding what I have already done. This interview also had behavioral/character questions. The following phone interview was very similar to the first. Third phone interview was Gallup (purely behavioral/character). I was told I would be contacted for a fourth interview, but communications ceased.
- Questions regarding the depth and breadth of the engineering design work I had previously done. Answer Question
Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferDifficult Interview
Stryker uses Gallup to determine how you will fit into the position you are interviewing for. The profile is saved in you HR folder and reevaluated if you want to change roles throughout your career. The process is a marathon, not a sprint and there seemed to be tricks along the way to catch people off their game.
- There is nothing out of the ordinary, besides the quantity of interviews and slight disorganization of the process Answer Question
Engineer InterviewNo Offer
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Stryker.
Initial interview had about 20 rapid fire questions as a personality test. Stryker wants a specific personality type working for them; it was nervewracking during the questioning. Some questions were like, are you an organized person or disorganized? Type A or Type B personality? Etc. They tell you to answer honestly because, really, if you don't have the personality they want you wouldn't want to be working there. Then the next type of questioning (if I remember correctly) was about a product the interviewer placed in front of me and I had to describe its function, how to test if it worked, etc.
- Do you like to take leadership or are you more of a follower? Answer Question
Engineer InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Stryker (Durham, NC) in October 2012.
On-campus interview after career fair.
- The usual.. Would you like to lead or serve? Difficulties you overcame. What kind of help do your friends ask from you. Your strengths weaknesses. It was a very generic behavioral interview. They didn't even acknowledge the follow-up email. No one on campus got selected for next round. Answer Question
Engineering InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in March 2012.
After initial review with recruitment firm, there was a phone personality test. About 30 minutes long. A series of test questions attempting to classify the kind of worker you are (helpful, motivated, etc.). Next came a long and grueling interview that included complex and comprehensive testing of problem solving skills: including an examination of mechanical print in PDF format (emailed just before phone interview) and a complex puzzle, also emailed. Than a long and grueling live interview with 5 different individuals (about a half hour each, though 2 of them went well over the allotted time). Very intense and grueling for a position I am overqualified for. People were pretty focused and driven. Very confident of themselves. I never received feedback following the interview.
- There are 8 red balls. One is heavier than the rest. You have a balance beam. In two (2) operations, determine which ball is heavier than the rest. 1 Answer
Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in October 2011.
Initally contacted by recruiter
Phone interview with recruiter; recruiter provided insight gathered from previous contacts with Stryker. Recruiter provided lists of types of questions Stryker asks during interviews.
Initial 10 minute phone screening with Stryker HR. General questions were asked including why I was interested in Stryker, what I was doing in my current position, what can I contribute to Stryker.
In depth phone interview with Stryker HR. Asked about previous professional successes. Asked about my working style (team based, alone with minimal supervision, alone)
Gallup phone interview. Professional interviewer asking questions. I was not allowed to ask for clarification on question. Answers had to be to the question as asked.
On site interviews (6 1-hour interviews, including lunch)
- What can you contribute to Stryker? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Generally didn't "feel right". Salary was low compared to other offers for similar work.
Engineering InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in October 2011.
On campus interview, mostly behavioral questions with a small "hand-on" technical question.
- Why do you want to interview for this position? Answer Question
Engineering InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Stryker (San Jose, CA) in March 2011.
HR and Hiring manager were very professional and pleasant on the first two phone interviews. Hiring manager interview was mainly around my background and experience and going through work listed in my resume. HR was very behavioral interview, I felt that they were trying to get a feel of what type of a person I am. After that I was referred to a Gallup interview, 2 hours of personality questions, but it went by pretty fast. Then I was invited for an onsite interview. I met with a total of 14 people, they try to have as many people as possible see you to be able to give their feedback. Overall an excellent experience, and they move pretty fast too!!
Very limited room for negotiation !!
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