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Purchasing Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Stryker
Interview Details – Three step process. 1st step was a behavioral-related screen on campus. 2nd step was a phone interview/personality test through Gallup. Takes about 30-45 min and some Gallup personnel asks quick yes or no questions. Last step was a in house interview with managers/directors.
Interview Question – The most difficult question is not one question, but the fact that the culture is very well-maintained at Stryker. This makes it difficult to get in as everyone must pass the Gallup personality test. Answer Question
Finance Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in September 2010.
Interview Details – The first phase is a phone screening with an HR associate. They give a scaled-down version of the Gallup Screening questoins. This lasts approximately an hour. If you perform well, then you proceed to a full Gallup screening. This is a series of questions to determine your skills and qualities. Many times, you are asked a similar question in a different fashion or different circumstances.
From there I was brought in for 1-on-1 interviews with HR, the hIring manager, and that person's supervisor. I also met with a third person; another manager; from outside the department for their opinion.
I was then brought in for another 1-on-1 interview with the hiring manager and the team I was to work with. This was more of a chemistry interview to determine if personalities would gel.
This process took approximately 5 week from first step until job offer.
Negotiation Details – Offer was made, I accepted. No negotiation was available
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Stryker in October 2013.
Interview Details – Phone Interview:
I could tell the person was just reading questions and then typing my answers into a computer for later use. It was not very engaging.
Interview Question – Name an instance in which you solved an engineering related problem and how you went about doing it. Straight forward enough but I guess I was just caught off guard from hearing key strokes in the background. Answer Question
Finance Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Stryker in August 2013.
Interview Details – I had several phone interviews and was invited into the office for a series of in-person interviews. Everyone I talked to was nice and professional. The overall process was well organized. I didn't expect in-person personality questions however. Some of the questions repeated with each interviewer. During phone interviews, try to get an understanding of what type of personality they are looking for before heading into the in-person in interviews.
Interview Question – On a scale of 1 - 5, how would you rate your self in/on .......? View Answer
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – I initially interviewed before a position existed. This is common as they try to keep the pipeline full until they get headcount for new hire. Process took almost 6 months from start to finish. I had two additional interviews before the offer was extended.
Interview Question – Straight forward sales questions. Same as any sales interview. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – Interviewed initially with sales manager and area director simultaneously. Was asked a few questions about my sales style, approach and experience then they took turns for 30-40 minutes telling me why Stryker was better than the competition. Received a call 3 hours later to schedule a ride-along with sales rep.
"Ride-along" ended up being a 30 minute interview *to which they arrived 30 mins late* with the two aforementioned employees and the sales rep. They collectively did all the talking. Received a call later that day to tell me I was the person and I merely had to interview with the VP the following week.
VP interview went well. Took Gallup two weeks later. Gallup folks told me my results would be in the hands of my hiring manager with 48 hours and I should follow up with hiring manager. For some reason, however, my hiring manager told me 3 days later, a week later and two weeks later that my results had yet to arrive. At the one week point I didnt feel I was being dealt with honestly and continued my search elsewhere.
Interview Question – What has been the most challenging point of your career thus far? Answer Question
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – I got referred to HR thru a friend of mine. The first step was a phone interview with HR. Then about a week after that I had to do an hour or less Gallup assessment. The assessment is used to determine if you will fit in their culture. I then got called for a F2F interview with directors and SR managers; I interviewed with 6 people, was an all day affair. Few days after that I was asked to come back and interview with people I would be working with, again to gauge your personality. The whole process took about a month.
Interview Question – The questions were a mixed of technical and behavioral questions so be prepared for both. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was pretty easy for me to negotiate since I already had work experience.
Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Stryker in June 2013.
Interview Details – The territory manager sent my resume to the hiring manager with whom I had a half an hour informal interview over dinner. Rode along with rep, but never heard back from manager.During the interview he gave every positive signal that I was the right fit for the job, but then I just never heard back from him, despite escalating work load for the associate-less rep and pressure from his end to the manager and multiple phone calls from me. Two months later HR called to interview me, but the HR person had a family emergency and had to reschedule. They never rescheduled. Another two months later I got a rejection email. All in all, it was one of the most unbelievable experiences of my professional life. I consider it to be the height of unprofessionalism.
Interview Question – Why do you want to leave the easy world of pharma for this? Answer Question
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