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Intuitive Surgical Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

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    Senior Manager HTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical in December 2017.

    Interview

    This is the best interview experience I have ever had. Intuitive Surgical does their best to work in everyone that you will be working with in a single day. The interviewers were open-minded, enthusiastic, and clearly dedicated to the company and its products. It was clear from my interactions with the interviewers Intuitive Surgical has a great company culture.

    Interview Questions

    • I cannot remember specifically but the interviewers are interested in understanding the vision you have for the position, how you resolve internal and external issues, and the nature of your successes.   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Jan 16, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Wow, what a positive review on us! Thank you! We're so happy you have joined our great company and we look forward to you thriving here! Thank you again.


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    CSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Interesting took a lot of time on background and your sales process. They said this job was only for a chosen few. It was in a small area and expansion role. Very concerned about that

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical.

    Interview

    Terrible experience with the recruter. She was extremely rude! first call was cancelled. second call started late. I spent hours researching the company and She didn't want to answer my questions. I felt like she was in rush and wanted to get rid of me.

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    May 14, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We are very sorry to hear you had a negative experience interviewing with our team. We strive to create a positive experience for our candidates and it clearly did not happen in your case. We would... More


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    Director, Supply Chain Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Ken, who heads Executive Recruiting was extremely personable, professional throughout the interview process, he provided me with ample information throughout the interview cycle, answered all my questions, followed up with me after each interview session. Ken was especially great in explaining the benefits package over the weekend, his work ethic shows how passionate he is about his job and Intuitive Surgical. He is really easy to talk to, and I built a great level of trust in his ability. He had me excited about the opportunity, appraised me of all the steps in the process, even called me overseas from time to time. I end up not talking the job at IS due to the family emergency out of the country, Ken was kind enough to call me to check on my personal situation, I felt I gained a good friend that cares. I am really amazed with his personal touch to the hiring process, his responsiveness and open communication. Although I will be missing working at IS with Ken, however I am glad that I met him and can take this experience with me in the next chapter of my work life to share with other recruiting community.

    Interview Questions

    • How can I drive value using Six Sigma and cost reduction strategies?   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Apr 24, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    You are very kind to have written this thoughtful review and we so appreciate it. We are saddened about your family situation and we hope that at some point in the future when you are ready you can... More


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical.

    Interview

    Ken, who heads Executive Recruiting was my first introduction to and 'face ' of the Company and his excellent stewardship through the interview process led to my acceptance of their offer of employment. Ken was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and articulated the clear strategy and future propsects for IS while connecting my role and its direct relationship to IS' growth and success. During the interview process, he kept me apprised at all times and followed up with me after each round of interviews to check back in, answer any questions and provided a very personalized touch to the recruitment process. Ken was especially influential and helpful in describing IS' total rewards and benefits package, including highlighting their equity program which serves as a clear differentiator from other companies and has been very successful in employee retention. In short, in all of my interviews through the years, IS and Ken clearly provide the gold standard for recruitment of any senior hire. Look forward to working for a Company that is truly changing patient's lives and advancing healthcare through its technology.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a difficult and contentious executive departure and what steps did you take that resulted in a positive outcome for the Company?   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Apr 18, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    .Wow! What a thoughtful review of our executive recruiting here at ISI. We thank you for writing this summary of your positive experience with our interviewing process and we are so excited that you... More


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    Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Applied through a referral and had a phone screening scheduled a few days later with the recruiter and then with the hiring manager shortly thereafter. Basic questions about my background. Then was invited to interview on-site the following week. A number of one on ones with engineers at the junior and senior levels. Also interviewed with a clinical engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to solve a beam bending problem with a point load and distributed load.   Answer Question
    • Asked to draw the free body diagram for a wheel moving over a curb.   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Apr 4, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We appreciate you taking time to provide us feedback on your interview process. Best of luck to you.


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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical in March 2018.

    Interview

    Met the company representatives at a career fair. Got the email to schedule a day for the interview. Only one round of phone interview. The interview was taken by the 3-4 members of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions on resume, previous work and projects.
      What I expect from the internship.
      Why Intuitive Surgical.   Answer Question
  8.  

    UX Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of 3 rounds - HR round, Phone round with a designer, senior architect and developer. Finally there was a 2 hour on-site white-boarding exercise with design directions throughout the entire session.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Describe your design process
      2) Who do you follow and read in the industry?   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Congratulations on accepted an offer with us! Happy to hear that you had a positive interview process with us and that you will join our great company. We wish you all the best in your upcoming... More


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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical.

    Interview

    It was a phone Interview with would be managers. I got the call 3 days after I applied, which I think was pretty fast for a company this big. The questions were very specific and detailed.

    Interview Questions


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    Service Planning Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with a recruiter, then a phone interview with my potential manager and then a group interview with the same potential manager and a few others in the group.

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Feb 9, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We appreciate your time in writing this review. We are happy that you had a positive experience and that you have joined us. We wish you all the best in your growth and development here at ISI.


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    Manager, Trade Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Every aspect of the interview process was 1st class. HR was VERY proactive with scheduling qualified candidates. Communication was superb and the quality of the individuals involved left me with a greater sense of excitement. In the end, I was out-qualified, but thankful for the experience.

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Even though you did not join our company, we so appreciate you taking your time to share your experience of your interview with us. We wish you all the best.


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