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Intuitive Surgical Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Jan 24, 2017
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    Human Resources Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    4 Phone Interviews, a face to face interview day in the office. The process was fairly smooth. I felt like a lot of the questions were asked over and over again so it may have been better to do a panel interview rather than several different ones individually. I am still waiting to be reimbursed for my expenses for the final interview trip so that is the only disappointing part.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for your review and suggestions to improve our interviewing process and I will ensure this gets visibility to our VP of HR. Please contact us or the Talent Acquisition Coordinator you ... More

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    Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    A recruiter started the process by conducting an initial phone interview (~15 minutes). A few weeks later I was contacted again to set up a Skype interview with the team I would be working with. That lasted a couple of hours, with ~30-45 minutes speaking with each team member. Then a few weeks after that I was contacted that they wanted to fly me out for an in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you were told you needed to finish a project by a certain deadline and knew you were not going to be done by that deadline?   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Nov 3, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We appreciate your review and congrats on accepting an offer with our company. It appears you enjoyed your experience during your interview process and we are so pleased when candidates like you ... More

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Palo Alto, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a live coding problem on a shared document. We worked through a simple problem, but I was relatively unprepared. The call opened with some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement an toolbox with specific image-processing tasks using object-oriented language (I used Python, but they wanted C++).   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for your time in writing this review of your experience. We are pleased that you were contacted so soon after your initial application.

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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (San Jose, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Extremely positive interview process. Started out with a phone screen with the recruiter, then a phone screen with the hiring manager. Was brought onsite for a day to meet with direct team members along with business partners....approximately six 30-minute interviews. Was asked to present a previous marketing plan to the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked to review background and provide examples of marketing strategies and programs   Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Aug 25, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience with us. Although you did not receive an offer from ISI, we are thankful for your review as we try to ensure that all of our ... More

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    Associate Clinical Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Phone call with Hiring Manager, WebEx interviews with ~6 team members (who I would be working with if I got the job), followed by a full day interview on-site - interviewed by ~8 members

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Aug 25, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We are so pleased that you had a positive interview process with us and that you had joined our talented Sales team here at ISI. Given you interviewed in 2012, we assume you continue to be an ... More

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    Bioengineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (San Jose, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    had an interview with multiple people on the phone. Asked detailed questions about what I had done in my Master's project. Haven't heard from them yet. Glassdoor does not have an option to explain I am waiting for the result.

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We appreciate you taking your time to write this review of your interview experience with us. It sounds like you had the opportunity to speak with several ISI colleagues to gain deeper insight into ... More

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    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Started with a phone screening by the recruiter who was very helpful throughout the entire recruitment process. After passing the phone screening, I was invited to attend two half day in-person interviews. Then I was invited back as a finalist for another half day of interviews. I met with several employees, mainly from the hiring department, including managers, directors, and the VP, all of whom made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire interview process.

    Each individual I met with one-on-one asked intelligent questions and shared their own experience of what lead them to work at Intuitive Surgical. Everyone was very motivated, excited about their work and the company's mission. A common theme was the collaborative work environment/culture and exciting growth taking place throughout the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked several standard interview questions regarding my background, experience, interest and contribution as it related to the position and the company as a whole.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were very fair in the offer and negotiation phase.

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Jun 29, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you so much for your review of your interview process with us. We are so happy that you had such a positive experience and that you have accepted an offer to join us. We look forward to great ... More

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    one hour phone screen - 20 min. general questions through Skype and the rest is coding exercise through collabedit.com. the interviewer is nice, the questions are reasonable to answer.

    Interview Questions

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Apr 5, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback and hopefully you left with a positive impression of us. We wish you all the best.

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    Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Overall very professional interview process. Was initially contacted by the recruiter who pressed me hard on why I was a good fit for the position. Was able to give me a better understanding of the company and what they looked for. After that I was scheduled to speak with the hiring manager. The hiring manger was also very professional and asked me questions about my previous projects and work experiences. Some which were in my resume and some which were not. I could see that he was trying to dig into find out my thought process of decision making. Felt confident after the phone interview and was called on-site within a couple of days. On-site interview was held within a week or so and I interviewed with 7 people from different groups. All interviews were technical for a manufacturing position. Asked about Validations, statistics, Solidworks experience, process improvement projects etc.

    All the people I interviewed with were very helpful and left time in the end for me to ask questions. They didn't seemed rushed and looked like they were all gathering valuable information about my background.

    Interview Questions

    • Which one of the distributions is the best process and which was the worst. For the worst one, how would you go about fixing the problem.

      Why do you feel you are the best fit for this position.

      Sample size determination.

      PFMEA's and process controls.  
      Answer Question

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Jul 19, 2016 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide this review of your interview experience with us. We try to focus deeply on candidates interest in working at our company and on the skills they can ... More

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    NPI Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 7 people individually. Overall, the experience was extremely enjoyable and I left the interview feeling like I just "hung out" with my co-workers and worked through some problems together.

    Interview Questions

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