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Medtronic Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2017
709 Interview Reviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    Phone Screen. Non-existent communication after. When I inquired about the status of my candidacy, I was given a very generic reply. I then asked for constructive detailed feedback. The recruiter declined stating that it was "against company policy" to let a candidate know why they were not selected. Very non-constructive interview process.

    Interview Questions


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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Medtronic (Dallas, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    It was an onsite interview after two rounds of Phone interview. HR phone interview and technical phone interview was simple but steady. Onsite has 5 rounds of interview two were panel. The interviewers were friendly and interested to learn about my skills and wait for the answer.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) MSA, SPC charts question
      2) What kind of test instruments have you used to measure?
      3) strength and weakness and other usual behavioral questions
      4) DOE, P value explanation, documentation handled
      5) Are you a collaborative worker?
      6) Explain how you dealt with a difficult person in the group.   Answer Question
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    R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Galway (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Medtronic (Galway (Ireland)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I received an email where a interview was settle with 3 person 1 from HR and 2 engineers. It last about 30 minutes. The first 10 min were about telling about my background throughout my CV after that they show me a device that is made by the company and the following questions were about the design of it. For instance, "What kind of materials can we use for this part? what are the requirements, etc."

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, What kind of materials can we use for this part? what are the requirements, etc.   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I had applied and the company had the audacity to claim they took "careful consideration" in assessing me and conclude that they were going to move on. I applied not even 12hrs prior, met all the requirement criteria and never even spoke a word to someone. What could someone "carefully" consider when they haven't even spoke to someone? The only variables on the application were questions regarding race, gender, age, and veteran status. So, for someone who meets the criteria, what else could an employer "carefully consider" besides (unfairly and illegally) stereotyping or judging someone for their race, gender, age, or veteran status?

    Interview Questions

    • What was "carefully considered" before dishonestly and inaccurately stating a claim that an applicant is inadequate?   1 Answer

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    The hiring process was straightforward and they wanted me on the team. I received an offer the day of and then they included relocation. The work was demanding but it allowed me to grow. A great culture with people to learn from.


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    Diabetes Business Dev Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic in August 2017.

    Interview

    This was the most bizarre experience I’ve ever had in interviewing. They asked for a presentation on their products without any background, training, or ability to ask questions. They sent over the most unorganized prep package with disassemble paragraphs and font, mis-aligned bullet points that were all over the place. It took days to sift through and attempt to figure out. It required me to actually re-write so I could make sense of it. They literally expected mind reading (see interview question below). The position has been open forever. The manager in place lets one of her direct reports run the show. You can definitely tell they have no clue how to build this team. Medtronic corporate should know that this team is effectively giving the brand a bad name. I still haven’t received my expense reimbursement.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us how you would fill a gap that we have on our team?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Medtronic in May 2010.

    Interview

    Was phone screened initially by hiring manager, then brought in for 1:1 interviews with three other people including manager peer.

    Interview questions were standard and only one was a curve ball, I think to see how I reacted to hearing terms that would be otherwise inappropriate in public setting, but are completely normal in a medical device company.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel when you hear about <insert non-publicly appropriate medical term>?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    not negotiable at all.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Medtronic (Santa Rosa, CA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me and set up an appt. to speak with me the following day. I cleared my schedule but she did not call nor did she return my call. She finally called 3 days later with a weak apology and we chatted. I decided to move on with the process and spoke with the hiring manager. She seemed nice and straightforward. Several days later, the recruiter calls to tell me someone else would be setting up my in-person interview schedule. I show up for the interview and wait 15 minutes for the HR person to arrive. That's okay. It happens. I spent the day in the same room, no tour of the area I'd be working, was never offered a beverage or a rest room break. Each interview was 30 minutes, hardly enough time to get all my questions asked. I asked some good and focused questions but was not impressed with many of the responses, although there were some highly capable people among the panel. I left the interview convinced I was over qualified. I received a phone call over a week later and was told I'd be getting an offer. We discussed salary and such for the 2nd time. Another week goes by and I was given an offer: A 20% pay cut for a position I didn't even apply for and an umimpressive relocation package. I was told the management position would be 'just too hard' for me. I found this insulting and unprofessional. I have since accepted the same position at the competition on the east coast and am happy to align myself with such a great group of individuals, although I expect I will peak out sooner rather than later. I believe I was simply unlucky in my experience with Medtronics but am satisfied with my decision to decline their less than generous offer.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no particularly challenging questions but the same questions were asked by each interviewer (i.e. how do you handle multiple projects having the same dealine, how do you handle conflict, etc.).   Answer Question

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    Senior Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I moved to a position internally so the hiring process was very "lean". I interviewed with 5 people. Each of the interviews were very informal and casual. Almost all of the questions were about my previous experience and there were no in-depth technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate my salary, but wish that I had. My offer was very fair but I think I could have got more if I'd asked.


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    Principal IT Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Moundsview, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Medtronic (Moundsview, MN) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview first, followed by 1/2 day session with 4 different employees of similar position being applied for. The offer process took a few weeks, followed by a start date on a required cycle, up to a month. The process was pleasant and professional, well organized and learned enough to make a decision if offer was to be made.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate


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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

Pros: “Company lives by its mission statement; can be proud to be an employee of a company that supports the community and makes products that improve lives; excellent/competitive pay and...”“Company lives by its mission statement; can be proud to be an employee of a company that supports the community and makes products that improve lives; excellent/competitive pay and benefits; flexible work arrangement options; lots of development and advancement opportunities.” – Full Review

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