Zimmer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 6, 2015
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    Development Senior Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the third party recruiting organization for a phone screen. When the interviewer determined that they were impressed with my credentials, they moved forward with submitting my candidacy. I received notice of an face to face interview within about 1 week and Zimmer took care of all the travel arrangements. The interview took place in Warsaw and lasted about 4 hours, during which I talked to 4 different individuals: HR, my (would be) supervisor - director of engineering, another director of engineering, and the VP of R&D. They asked me various questions about my background, engineering principles, risk management, and product development. Within a week of my interview, I was notified of a potential offer, pending a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult questions were about the development process that I was unfamiliar with. Once I realized that these questions were asked to determine my own abilities of recognizing my knowledge gaps, I was able to answer with confidence.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation necessary - the offer and associated benefits were very robust.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Zimmer Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN).

    Interview

    2 interviews, 1 on campus and 1 at HQ. There was a 30-minute behavioral interview on campus... very comfortable experience.
    The visit to their Warsaw campus was a 2-day affair, hotel stay, meals and transport was provided for. There was a 45-minute panel interview comprising 4 representatives: 1 each from Marketing, Supply Chain, Quality and HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you demonstrated project management skills.   Answer Question
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by a day long onsite interview process with different managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Relatively easy and focused on your experience and past project work.   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Zimmer.

    Interview

    I conducted a phone interview with an Associate Director which lasted about an hour. They then flew me to conduct a day of on site interviews where they had about 15 other candidates doing the same thing. After they had me do one more interview with my potential boss and then I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had to support a decision that you did not believe in.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They knew I had a competing offer so they offered me an extra 5 days of vacation and a higher salary that I had been told to expect, so I didn't negotiate for anything else.

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    Field Inventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN).

    Interview

    First step was a phone screen which led to onsite 1:1's. Good industry, interesting company, but didn't get a good vibe. Every interviewer had a different vision for the role and two of them actually contradicted each other.

    Interview Questions

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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a 3rd party recruiter (RightThing) for screen interview in early Feb of 14'. As usual, the recruiter was late for the phone screen, but it seemed to go well. Spoke w/ her on phone for fu said I must still be under consideration because she hadn't received any feedback from the hiring mgr. Attempted to fu weekly, she ducked my vm and finally replied to an email in March saying sorry I should have received communication indicating the hiring mgr decided to move forward with another candidade. Replied back right away asking for feedback and she still has not responded.

    Interview Questions

    • What percentage of your last role was upstream & downstream mktg?   Answer Question
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    Senior Quality Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2014.

    Interview

    The communication throughout the process was good. They keep updating me on each process and the time they would take to get back. Very professional process throughout.

    The interview panel was smooth and friendly, explained the work in detail.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer expected you to give a example of the scenario which you have dealt with.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was good that i did not need to go to negotiation phase

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    Orthopedic Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN).

    Interview

    Hiring process is different for everyone. They generally only hire college recruits for internal engineering positions. To acquire a sales position you either need an "in" or positive experience from another orthopedic / medical device company. They sometimes hire for sales training programs from prestigious universities, but not always guaranteed.

    Interview Questions

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    Manufacturing/Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN) in November 2013.

    Interview

    It was really quick! I got a phone from a recruiter about a contract position with Zimmer. Two days later, I did a phone interview. and about an hour later, I received the job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • It was just some questions about my technical background.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Zimmer (Oceanside, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Hiring through staff agency.

    1. Screening interview via phone.

    2. Phone interview by hiring manager

    3. On-site interviews by: Direct manager, other same-level colleagues, an HR rep, and another manager

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unfair questions. All related personal experiences and hypothetical situations.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Two weeks of vacation only; personal reasons: commute, below my target managerial level

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