I worked at DePuy Spine as a contractor
Products were fantastic; upper management: fantastic.
Note that if I were writing as an employee 15 years ago, I would've given only one star. Yet, thru networking & research I understand management and training has improved considerably since I worked as an independent contractor 15 years ago. During that time, training was two weeks' long & did not involve learning the products we were promoting to customers. It was fluff & wasted time. This led to subsequent, horrific problems in the operating room. Since, I understand JNJ has revamped the training program, offering skilled, prepared professionals to surgeons & now and now DePuy is considered one of the most prestigious spine product companies in the world!
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As I understand, management and training has improved considerably since I worked as an independent contractor for the company 15 years ago. During that time, training was two weeks' long & did not involve learning the products we were to promote to customers. This led to horrific problems in the operating room, including one time I needef to leave the operatory to call my distributor for a major problem. His response? "Sometimes, you just gotta drop back & punt." Nah-no...maybe a surgeon must rarely need to do that due to unforeseen circumstances, but a sales nurse? No. Way! I quit, immediately. Since, I understand JNJ has revamped the training program, offering skilled, prepared professionals to surgeons & now DePuy has become one of the most prestigious spine product companies in the world! Kudos!!
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DePuy Spine (Raynham, MA) in September 2013.
I applied through posting on internet. About one week later, I received a phone call from the hiring manager, who wanted to schedule a phone screen for the following day. The phone screen was about 15 minutes and was basically to make sure I wasn't lying on my resume and to hear a little bit more about the position. At the end, he told me that he would contact me the following week if he'd like to schedule an interview. The following day, I received an email from a secretary asking for my availability for the following week. I scheduled an interview for the next week and received a schedule. The interview was 8:30-11:15 and I was told to arrive early. I had four 45-minute interviews with 15-minute breaks: one with a team lead, one with a quality enigeer, one with a manager from a similar department as my current job, and one with the hiring manager. They all went similarly: discuss your experience, what are you strengths, what are you weaknesses, describe a time you disagreed with your supervisor, etc. They left a lot of room for questions, so luckily I had prepared a big list of questions to ask and could recall enough to keep the conversation flowing. I followed up with a thank you email for each interviewer and a written note to the hiring manager. Two weeks after the interview, I received a call that although the position was entry level, an offer had been made to and accepted by a candidate with more experience than me. He told me my interview went very well and the decision was purely based on experience. Overall, it went as well as it could've gone without an offer.
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