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Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – Do you like to take leadership or are you more of a follower? Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Stryker in October 2012.
Interview Details – On-campus interview after career fair.
Interview Question – 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 Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Stryker in June 2010.
Interview Details – In person interview after a college career fair dealt with my reactions/feelings with different types of coworkers and situations.
Phone interview - third party hiring agency asked more general situational questions and my personal qualifications
On site interview- met with 6 members of the team separately for an hour each time, toured the facility and talked abut myself
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in March 2012.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – 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. View Answer
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Stryker in October 2011.
Interview Details – Interview process:
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)
Interview Question – What can you contribute to Stryker? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Generally didn't "feel right". Salary was low compared to other offers for similar work.
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in October 2011.
Interview Details – On campus interview, mostly behavioral questions with a small "hand-on" technical question.
Interview Question – Why do you want to interview for this position? Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Stryker in February 2011.
Interview Details – It was a one on one interview on campus with a recuiter, she asked me a series of questions from a sheet of paper. Simple behavoir questions she was not easy to talk to and didn't seem to really care. At the end she said " ok if you don't have any questions we are done here and you will hear from us thanks for coming, GOOD BYE"
Interview Question – Whats does Service mean to you? Answer Question
Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in March 2011.
Interview Details – 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!!
Negotiation Details – Very limited room for negotiation !!
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Stryker in May 2009.
Interview Details – Very straightforward, a hiring manager or a recruiter from HR called first, for screening after I applied online. After that gallup called and conducted a one hour phone interview where they asked specific questions pertaining to personality. Then it was a round of 2 on site technical interviews and was offered the position afterwards by HR.
Interview Question – How would you resolve a conflict. Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in February 2011.
Interview Details – So far my impression of Stryker is wonderful. I have been contacted by 3 HR personnel; each has been positive, punctual, and clear in next steps. I began with an initial phone interview (15 minutes long), an interview with hiring manager (25 minutes long), and then a Gallup personality profile (45 minutes long). This is the point at which I am in the process. I hope they will have me on site to interview. I would love to see the facilities and learn more about the company culture!
Interview Question – Do you like to share? What do you like to share? Answer Question
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