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Sales Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Stryker
Interview Details – Complicated once you get past the HR process. If successful there you will be asked to do the Gallup poll. Although I understand the reason for this, it is a difficult interview. Just be yourself and your natural talents will emerge.
Interview Question – Gallup Answer Question
Stryker ProCare Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in July 2014.
Interview Details – 1st Step Interview:
I received an email from a recruiter in California offering me a phone interview within the next few days. Ten minutes after our scheduled time I received a phone call, I blame time zones, from a kind woman in recruiting. Even though she works in HR she knew much about the position. The phone call lasted 12 minutes. It was full of short questions and short answers so they can get a feel for who you are. I'll write each step of the interview process separately as i get them.
Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Stryker
Interview Details – Mostly personality based questions. close to 50-60 gallup based interview questions. all asking the same questions in different ways to see what you say or respond. Answer truthfully cause its a kind of personality that they are looking to hire. Go over all the basic Analog electronic theory (transistors, diodes, crystals, op-amps, voltage regulators, power supplies etc) and a little bit of logic gate theory. On the spot description of their current product will be required. Description of a problem and on the spot engineering solution will be asked of. Be well aware of what is on your resume. Don't BS.
Interview Question – Personality related questions were tough. Always be confident and stay on top of the interviewer. They are looking at your confidence. Answer Question
Marketing Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Stryker in June 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted by email that Stryker wanted to set up a phone interview with me. It was very rushed which I did not expect. Overall not a tough interview. Basic questions regarding my resume. I was then contacted a week later informing me that I was moving on with the interview process and the recruiter and I agreed on a time and date for my in-person interview. About 30 minutes before the interview that day I received an email telling me that they needed to reschedule my phone interview and if the following day worked. I was VERY confused and emailed them back and reminded the recruiter that our interview was supposed to be in person. The recruiter then emailed me back and agreed, rescheduling our in person for the following week. Still haven't heard whether or not I am moving on in the process.
Interview Question – What is the biggest accomplishment you have made since you have graduated? View Answer
Associate Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – I search this companies website, on my own, for an open position, and then reached out to my network for a contact, to assist me in passing my résumé along. Within 5 days I received an email from a recruiter to do a phone screening. The phone screening was great,I was then asked to officially apply for the position since I still had not done that; easy enough.
We immediately set up a face-to-face with the territory manager.
This is where things got interesting. We spent about 30 minutes where I was doing most of the talking (answering questions). Everything was going great, manager even commented that they liked my answers. (We all have done an interview and walked away knowing you would not be receiving an offer)
Finally I started to ask questions about the company, and specific to the role. On my second question I get an odd look back. It was as this point that I was informed that was not the job you are interviewing for. I now asked what it is we are here to interview about. Still an associate role, and even the manager commented that they did not see anything in the emails informing me what the role was (proving that having me officially apply for the open position was never even looked at). We still continued, and I did great with on the spot questions about this position.
Within a few hours of the interview I received the scripted response of we have decided to go with another candidate. Disappointing since I know I did great, even with the poor communication from the recruiter.
Stryker missed out on a passionate hire who sought them out, and showed the drive of a sales person to get in touch with the right people.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in May 2014.
Interview Details – Was contacted by email from a recruiter in Atlanta for a job in the Bay Area. Set up a quick 15 minute phone interview with her and then was set up with another phone interview with the sales managers. That was with 2 people on a conference call and lasted about an hour. They seemed somewhat unprepared, but regardless the interview was smooth and they asked me all generic sales experience questions.
Interview Question – What did you do when you were unable to help a customer? Answer Question
Digital Marketing Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Stryker in May 2014.
Interview Details – everyone tells you (even stryker employees) that the process takes forever. THEY ARENT EXAGGERATING. the stryker application and interview process is a huge headache and one that doesnt make any sense from an outside perspective. but when you meet the Styker person you'll realize it works- everyone is great
Interview Question – all questions are very basic and just ask about your work ethic and personality. be honest-- stryker is all about culture fit. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – realized that this was not the industry for me
Very Difficult Interview
Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – The gallup profile can be difficult; off the wall type questions; need a lot of examples of how you have performed in the past; this is where they check your moral compass
Interview Question – tell me about a time you had to break through a bottlenect Answer Question
Negotiation Details – commission only-quota based on previous results in territory
Very Difficult Interview
Associate Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in May 2014.
Interview Details – HR contacted me after applying for the position online. Very professional and quick to respond and schedule interviews. Don't be surprised if you're interviewing for a position outside of your city/state and they ask you to travel 2-3 times in order to interview with regional managers and reps, as this was requested of me 3 times.
If you nail the personality profile, you have a good shot at making it through the interview process, but that doesn't mean it's a cake walk. One interview with your potential regional manager, then a follow up with two regional managers, then a ride along with a rep. RM's are going to pick you apart and have no reservations with making you feel uncomfortable throughout the interview. They'll find a weak spot and beat it to death if you let them. I can't stress this enough...they want to know you won't crack under pressure and you're quick and confident in your responses. They'll throw a ton of questions at you with hardly enough time to respond. Know yourself, know what you want, and know you're the best candidate for the role.
Senior Financial Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Stryker in April 2014.
Interview Details – Interview process seemed very professional at the beginning:
1. Screening interview
2. HR screening interview
3. Gallup based interview
However, I never ever heard back from Stryker on my results of Gallup interview, even after contacting HR person who interviewed me.
Interview Question – Behavioral interview and give examples of situations. Gallup questions can be a bit weird, however basically what they are looking for a person who drives results, gets the job done and being assertive Answer Question
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