I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – Face to face interview, followed by Gallup phone interview. Comprehensive, 85 question situational screening, followed by half-day visit to headquarters
Interview Question – Do you like to work? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Still pending
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Stryker in April 2009.
Interview Details – I went through 4 rounds of interviews, including a presentation before being turned down for an internship. I suppose their hiring process works well for them, but it was discouraging.
Interview Question – LOTS of example questions - like "tell me about a time when people disagreed with you and what you did about it" - they love sports stories, by the way. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in June 2010.
Interview Details – Stryker acquires engineers through two methods. First of which through the internship program, second is through contracting firms. Either way you are being evaluated from day one, as we are a part of a regulated industry. The work is hard but very fulfilling.
Interview Question – The technical knowledge test. It consists of a schematic and 5 minutes to review it before walking the procter through the circuit. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Short and polite
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Stryker in March 2011.
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
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Stryker in December 2009.
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
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in June 2009.
Interview Details –
The interview process for Stryker was insane and is well known within the industry as being very difficult to pass. It started at the job fair during my initial contact with the recruiter sent to the event. After a review of my resume and a fairly long general conversation on the floor of the event, they conducted a private individual oral interview of about 30 minutes utilizing a predesignated set of questions which covered a variety of topics. There were specific responses they were looking for unbeknownst to me at the time. I was contacted a few days later by a member of the Stryker HR department who told be I did very well on the oral interview and that if I would like to proceed, they wanted me to conduct a phone interview with a professional interviewer from the Gallup organization. I completed this interview a few days later. The interviewer informed me that she would be reading very specific questions which she could neither expand upon or clarify, and that all my responses would be recorded for evaluation by a specifically trained colleague. The interview went on for about 45 minutes and the questions were not related to any specific job or technical issue.
I was contacted about a week later by Stryker HR and was told I did well on the phone interview and they would like for me to come on site for a round of face to face interviews. I flew to Kalamazoo and spent a day interviewing with five people. I talked with directors and/or managers from HR, engineering, operations, and quality. Each manager had a copy of my resume and what I later found out was data from my phone interview. The Gallup organization has developed a method of scoring people on how they will be a fit within the organization not based on technical competence but on basic team and skills and work ethic.
Interview Question – There was no single question which was difficult. I had very few technical questions posed with most questions centered on my willingness to work long, hard hours and requests of specific examples where I had done this in the past. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Because I was employed in another state it was all accomplished via the telephone. It wasn't out of the ordinary with some give and take on both sides. I was a little naive since it was my first job out of the military and I found I probably could have done a better job had I done some more research on salary levels for the position they were looking to fill, but overall I was satisfied at the time.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in January 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process consisted two phone interview followed by a video interview. I was asked series of question on my background and technical questions. Since, this is a contract position, hiring process was pretty straight forward and organised.
Interview Question – None. Be prepared to answer some basic questions on transistors, OPAMP and digital circuits. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes.I was offered a $$$$$. I countered with another offer and they accepted.
I interviewed at Stryker in November 2012.
Interview Details –
It started with a 30 min phone interview.
The next stage was the 60 minute Gallup
The next stage was an in person interview. The day started with a 15 minute presentation about yourself. This is your opportunity to sell yourself and show what your passions are about. They want to know you not why you're fit for the job. Then you meet with the 7 people who watched your presentation and they ask you questions. Have good knowledge of the products and have questions to ask them back.
Interview Question – How many products do we have? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Stryker.
Interview Details – A few phone screens, followed by Gallup interview on the phone as well. On the Gallup interview, everything that you've been involved with since your freshman year of college is fair game so be ready. Flown to KZoo for numerous 1x1 interviews -- line mgmt, HR, peers and a senior leader or two. Received the offer in less than 48 hours after leaving the site.
Interview Question – All were straightforward, behavioral interview questions. Answer Question
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
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