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No Offer – Interviewed in Cincinnati, OH Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 7, 2013 New
Interview Details – Phone Interview
Interview Question – They were the standard questions she read straight from a list. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Salt Lake City, UT – Reviewed May 3, 2013
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Phone screen with a recruiter to ask some basic questions about my background and skill set. Had an onsite interview from 9am - 3pm where I met with many people for about 45 minutes each. Company visitors were in town at the Salt Lake City site when I showed up and it didn't feel like my interviewers really cared about me. Everything was very rushed. Something else was going on in a conference room and as my day went on, people came in and out of the interview room with me, either arriving late or leaving early. People at the site seemed stressed. No lunch was provided for me even though my interview went from 9am - 3pm. I had to ask for a bottled water at one time. I had an interview schedule from the recruiter, but no one at the site had it. It seemed to be a surprise of sorts when I showed up and no one seemed ready to interview me. Hospitality for a visitor was lacking in every way.
I left the interview not impressed with this company in any way. I was angry that I had wasted my day. I didn't feel good about the atmosphere, culture, or environment. I got a call about four weeks later for a Gallup Interview. I did it and got a call back about four weeks after that and had a chance to review my results with the recruiter. She said I had positive results that meshed with the company culture. About four weeks after that call, I had to email the recruiter to see what was going on. I got a reply back saying they were going in a different direction.
Interview Question – I had a question related to Process Capability and was asked to explain it. I also had a question related to a recall and what steps I would take to remediate it. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2013 – Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
Interview Details – I applied online and was called by their recruiter and did a 20 minute phone interview. She said they were setting up in person interviews in a couple weeks and she thought I would make it. I followed up a couple times and got the interview. I interviewed with the regional mgr and his colleague. I didn't feel I did great and ended up not being asked to move on.
Interview Question – What was the first time you ever persuaded somebody to do something? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Kalamazoo, MI Mar 2011 – Reviewed Apr 27, 2013
Interview Details – The interview process involves many stages, each one with the ability to knock you out if you do not fit perfectly into the Stryker methodology. The first phone interview is conducted by a third party personality assessment company. Then you move on to additional screening with HR before interviewing with the hiring manager. It can be a difficult process to follow and probably does not present Stryker with the strongest candidates but effectively narrows down the field for the hiring manager.
Interview Question – Why do you want to manage a bunch of whiny, complaining and unhappy engineers? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 20, 2013
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The interview process is an investment that you should be prepared for up front. Stryker takes great pride in hiring exceptional talent and aligning them with positions best aligned with their strengths, the team, and future growth.
I've interviewed with Stryker both as an external candidate and as an internal candidate. It never gets easy. Be prepared and ready to discuss past performance, how you made an impact, how you build relationships, teams you've lead and problems you've solved. This is important at any step in the interview.
As an external candidate I had the opportunity to connect for a quick 30 minute phone interview with a recruiter, was sent to the Gallup Behavioral Based Interview, then came on site for a full day, jam packed schedule of interviews. 8am - 4:30pm. (This has changed over time and most on-site interviews are targeted for 1/2 day schedule)
Kudos to the team for recognizing I was a great fit for Stryker, but the position was not aligned with my passions. Within a week I interviewed for another role with a another division, the on-site process was similar with another full day of interviews.
I was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of each person I connected with. I learned a lot about the culture, team dynamics, and organization throughout the entire process. I felt like they were taking great care in making their hiring decision. I appreciate their foresight in knowing the original opportunity wasn't the best fit, and their commitment to connect me with a role that was truly aligned with my passions, talents and career goals.
Since joining Stryker, I've had an amazing career and the interview process doesn't get any easier, but I'm happy that it's tough. When you get that next opportunity, you feel confident it's the right fit! Besides I like a good challenge!
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The Gallup interview was a unique experience. It was rapid fire questions with minimal feedback from the interviewer. It was unlike any interview I've had before. However, in the end it was painless; I talked a lot, reflected on things I hadn't thought of in some time or ever, and walked away learning more about myself.
If you have the opportunity to interview with Gallup the most important thing to walk away with is to truly be yourself. For real just be yourself! The questions may seem odd; just go with your instincts. Don't hold back and be ready to celebrate your wins. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Phoenix, AZ Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Interview Details – Initially I had an HR phone screen, then a phone interview with the hiring manager, then the phone based Gallup personality test, then an in person meeting with the hiring manager. The HR contact was very good, responsive, helpful, etc but it has been one month with no contact on the status of my application.
Interview Question – How would you remanufacture this part? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – Overall this was a great process! I initially had a phone interview with a recruiter I met on campus. After the phone interview I took the Gallup test. After the Gallup test I was asked to come on-site and interview. The onsite interview was very intense. I had 10 interviews back to back. Overall it was a great experience and now I feel like an expert interviewer. I am still waiting to hear back from them to see if I will receive and offer.
Interview Question – What is a common misconception about you? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Mar 2012 – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – 1 short 15 minute phone screen, 2 face-to-face interviews, read Strengths Finder Book 2.0 and did only survey to find my Top 5 strengths, then I went to the local home office to demonstrate a surgical procedure from to start until finish and to also assemble instruments in the order they would be used for the procedure, I had 2 ride-A-long in the OR, and a Gallup phone interview as well.
Interview Question – You are faced with one product that you can sell in bulk with pricing flexibility and another product that has no pricing flexibility but it is a higher ticket item. You can only sell one of the two forever which one do you sell and why? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Kalamazoo, MI Dec 2009 – Reviewed Apr 6, 2013
Interview Details – This was in 2009. I think I applied online. There was some phone interviewing and then the Gallup survey. And then nothing,
Interview Question – The thing I remember is she asked "am I competitive with my co-workers" and then seemed unhappy with my answer. She might have even tried to coach me a little. I believe in helping my co-workers to succeed, because their success is our success. I believe in teamwork at work. Individual work has its place but teamwork at work is more important and more effective. I compete with the competition, not my co-workers. That is in fact, not the answer they were looking for. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Mahwah, NJ Jan 2013 – Reviewed Mar 25, 2013
Interview Details – Spoke to the recruiter many times - Had great phone interview and email communication. Was asked to visit for an on-site interview with the hiring managers, that went extremely well. I was then instructed to take the Gallup exam as soon as possible. The Gallup company did not call at scheduled time so, I needed to call them to start the interview process. This too, went very well as explained by the Gallup interviewer. After that, I never received and update or even a decline email response from the recruiter upon several attempts on my part, which is extremely unprofessional representation, for an organization admired within the Fortune 500.
Interview Question – None were difficult. Answer Question
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