Zimmer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 29, 2014
Updated Sep 29, 2014
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    Orthopedic Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing/Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Zimmer in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oceanside, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oceanside, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Zimmer in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zimmer in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    it was a contract position and I could have negotiated but did not.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Portal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zimmer in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Zimmer.

    Interview Details

    I was offered the chance to interview for this company through the temp agency I was registered with (only way they hire). I met with the manager, who was very friendly. Our interview was informal and seemed very conversational. She basically wanted to get a sense of whether I would fit in with the group, as the work is fairly easy, but with a small office, it's important to find someone who would get along well with the other employees.

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    • At one point she told me that she was afraid I would find the job boring. After working there for a while, I didn't think that at all, so I don't know why she asked me that... maybe to make sure that I really wanted to work there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Pay rate is set by the employment agency, and after a period of three months, you will either be accepted as an employee or let go, but basically if you last the three months, you're guaranteed to stay on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Systems Solutions Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zimmer in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The total interview process through on-boarding was among the best and most professional I have ever experienced. Interview scheduling was crisp and accommodating to my needs. The interview team was courteous and genuine and completely explained the company as well as the position very thoroughly.

    Interview Questions
    • How did I manage disagreements between myself and my management at previous companies?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiating was hassle free and HR was very understanding of my needs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Purchasing Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Zimmer.

    Interview Details

    The phone screening did not last long. Anyone applying for a Exempt job must have a bachelors degree in order to get hired by Zimmer.

    Interview Questions
    • No where on Zimmers website does it say that an applicant must have a bachelors degree in order to apply for an exempt job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Zimmer in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone screen interview first, about 20 minutes. asked some basic questions are related to the position. are you ok to relocate without assistance, are you ok with travelling? salary requirements

    Interview Questions
    • It is a basic question, but I didn't prepare that. Why do you think you are a good fit for this position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Director, Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zimmer in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Heavy screening by internal recruiters. Process is fairly well-organized. On site interviews are usually done within 4-6 weeks of the screen. Standard behavioral interview process, but they do probe pretty extensively.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to develop, deliver and implement a first-to-market product and/or program. What did you personally to ensure its success?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a competing offer from another company

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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