Zimmer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 3, 2015
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    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
  2.  

    Manufacturing Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    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
    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.

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    Brand Manager Interview

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

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    Manufacturing/Process Engineer Interview

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

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    the interview was very simple. there was only a phone interview for about 30 minutes with the associate director. he explained the position in more detail, went over my resume and asked me about my experience with design of medical devices. it was a casual conversation and he said they would get back through the recruiting agency. i was offered the job the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected. i knew the process through an employee already.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    it was a contract position and I could have negotiated but did not.

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    Portal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zimmer (Warsaw, IN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First a basic discussion with HR manager, then 30 minutes telephonic interview with hiring manager, next I was called for onsite interview with hiring manager and 4 of his colleagues, all of whom were Associate Directors. Onsite interviews ranged from 30 mins to 1 hour each.

    Interview Questions

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