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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in August 2015.
I applied for the Transparency Coordinator position with Stryker in Kalamazoo, MI. I was contacted via email to come in two weeks later and interview for multiple entry level openings that they were looking to fill. I interviewed with a group of about 8-10 people. They wanted to get a sense of my experience to see if and where my skills might fit. The interview lasted about an hour and I was asked to speak about my background and then asked some basic follow up questions regarding my experience and a few "tell me how you would handle this situation" type questions. I was asked to set up an informal phone interview the next day with HR where they asked questions to get a sense of my personality. They are really looking for driven, competitive and organized individuals. I was offered the position of accounts payable coordinator but regretfully turned it down because they could not meet my salary needs.
- What do you enjoy most/least about your current position? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in July 2015.
Applied online, got an email for a phone screen with a HR rep that same day. That interview lasted ~20 minutes where we talked about my interest in Stryker and past experiences. At the end I was told I was moving on to a 2nd phone interview with two technical hiring managers for the position. The next step was the Gallup interview that took about 45 minutes, lots of questions to determine if you are a natural leader, proactive, type A+ person (lots of 'tell me about a time you did this' questions too). I was then invited to the site for an afternoon of interviews with 9 different employees in the division. Every interviewer had questions, some more than others. In the end it came down to me and one other person who they felt had a more sufficient technical background for the position but overall the experience was a positive one. Everyone was very professional and prompt throughout the process.
- Do you feel you are able to persuade people to do things with you? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI).
On campus interview was straight-forward, was asked what the most complicated thing I have ever done was. Afterwards, I was asked to explain it like the interviewer was in 5th grade. Gallup interview was 60 mins of fast-paced personality questions, mostly yes or no. The interviewers have great BS detection. Last round was a full day of onsite interviews with various full-time employees, including some skill tests (circuit analysis, debugging, logic problems, and assembling a product without instructions.
- Would you say you get what you want? (Yes or No) 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in March 2015.
Very intense. Worked with a recruiter, which allowed the process to move a little more quickly, but the process from beginning to end was 3 months. Two phone interviews, a Gallup screening test, and then was invited for the onsite interview. The onsite interview was for a division which required a 1-hour presentation in response to prompts they provided. The Stryker team was incredibly intelligent and talented, but did not always make me feel very welcome throughout the interview. The people sitting in on the presentation did not offer very much positive feedback or ask many questions. After the presentation there was a lunch interview followed by 6 30 minute one on one interviews.
- What are your Top Strengths? When is a time you disagreed with a supervisor and what did you do about it? Why Stryker? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in February 2015.
First interview- career fair; got an interview the next day that lasted only 7-8 minutes, way shorter than expected. They asked me to describe a project I'd worked on, how organized I am, and to simplify a complicated process from one of my classes. I heard back a week later that I'd qualified for a 'phone interview' which was the Gallup personality test; that took about an hour and a half. Then I had a final interview on-site that was about four hours long with different people asking me really basic questions like what I knew about the company, why I wanted to work there, what is my greatest strength/weakness, and what are my hobbies and passions.
- How responsible are you on a scale of 1-10? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in January 2015.
1)it first started with a college vist and then a group visit to stryker. 2) gallup test over the phone 3) one on ones with departments then i got an offer and had time to think about it for some time after.
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Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI).
On-site personal interview day. ******* Hiring Manager Interview Technical Interview 1 Technical Interview 2 Technical Interview 3 Hiring Manager Interview HR Wrap Up ******* Hiring managers: Hiring managers were friendly and charismatic. They felt like the people you WOULD like to work for. The engineers who interviewed me, though, were another story. Technical Interview 1: One was an introverted soft-spoken man who never responded to the answers I was giving for technical questions. Essentially faced with a blank face, I was unsure what to do next after answering a question. Technical Interview 3: This guy was easily very proud of himself. After answering questions, he was eager to correct me and point out what was wrong. At one point, he called me a liar, which was very offensive. He was quite spiteful in his tone of voice--until his superior came to interview me. Then he turned all smiles and "bro-on-bro," which only made me more disappointed with who I would be working alongside with. HR was extremely friendly and dynamic, but I will not pursue a job there considering the people they chose to interview me were not inspiring.
- How multiple communication protocols worked from a low-level all the way to top-level. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in October 2014.
The interview process was very long, and quite frankly a huge waste of time. I applied online, and was then contacted by a recruiter. After an initial personality test over the phone, I had a phone interview. I then went on site for a 6 hour interview, which was split into 1 hour chunks with 6-7 engineers, recruiters and HR people. After all of this, they called me and said that they were very interested, but wanted to fly me out to NJ to the orthopedics plant, as they thought that would be a better fit than the medical devices in MI. I expressed enthusiasm for this, and they said they would contact me within the week with my travel plans. After a week and a few days, I hadn't heard from them, so I tried to give my recruiting contact a call. I left a voicemail, which was never returned. I figured they were out of the office, so I sent an email after two or three days, which was never answered. About another week later I tried once more to follow up with a phone call (at this point I was at least hoping that they would just tell me that they changed their minds and were no longer interested in me so I could continue my job search), got the voicemail again, and left another one. That call was never returned, either. Needless to say, I ended up taking a different offer with a company that wasn't wasting my time. If you are interviewing with Stryker, be prepared to be led on and then dropped mysteriously without so much as an email. Personally I will never apply for a job with them again.
- Many questions such as a time you took on a leadership role, dealt with differing opinions, or were assertive. They're very big on being competitive and like to hire leaders. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in October 2014.
Met with 7 different employees. The process was enjoyable to learn about so many different sectors of what they all did. They were all friendly but asked good questions without a doubt. Still waiting to hear back from them but would definitely be interested in working there for the summer
- Technical Thermo questions as well as dynamics and Heat transfer Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) in August 2014.
I began the interview process by speaking with a recruiter over the phone. He emphasized the importance of interviewing with a business group that I was passionate about working with. I was then asked to participate in the Gallup interview, which was roughly a hour on the phone and all personality/ motivation based questions. I then waited 3 weeks without hearing back from the company, assuming that I was out of the running for the position. However, I recently was invited to the company for an all day interview with several different people. I was told I needed to give a 20 min power point presentation about myself, including an analysis of some marketing scenarios. Overall, the experience and everyone I have interacted with have been very nice. Just keep in mind that the process is slow, patience is key.
- You are in charge of marketing for a candy bar that has been successful in England but is now being launched in the US. What are you major considerations? Answer Question
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