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Stryker Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Stryker.

Interview Details The initial process was long. Started with several phone interview with the recruiter. The response time from each email sometimes takes as long as a month. If you are selected for further screening, you will be contacted by a 3rd party company called gallup to see if your traits fits what they are looking for. An onsite 5 hr interview comes next if you are selected and you will be interviewed by several managers and engineers.

Interview Question – Several situational questions on how you would handle a situation and the process.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Regulatory Affairs Interview

Regulatory Affairs
Sydney

The process took 4 days - interviewed at Stryker in May 2011.

Interview Details Initial screening phone interview - comprising of personality questions (Gallup I think). Lasted about 10 minutes
Asked to come in for face-to-face: two interviews, one with HR (more and often the same personality questions) and one with my boss (previous experience, skills base etc)
Finally a Gallup phone interview (personality profiling)

Interview Questions

  • When you are angry, do people know what you are angry about?   View Answer
  • A place for everything or everything in its place?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Project Engineer Interview

Senior Project Engineer
Mahwah, NJ (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Stryker.

Interview Details I submitted my resume through Stryker's careers website. I was contacted by the HR rep and scheduled a 30 minute phone screening. Afterward, I had another 30 minute phone screen with another engineer. Then, I scheduled and took the infamous Gallup test and "passed" that. I went for an onsite interview in which I saw numerous senior level managers/engineers, each on a one on one basis for 30 minutes each.

My only criticism of the experience is their poor post interview communication.

Interview Question – Design a surgical tool that can tighten screws used to secure an acetabular shell during surgery.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Field Service Interview

Field Service

I applied online - interviewed at Stryker in September 2010.

Interview Details Assessment was easy. They love to hire former military people. Started w/ a contact from HR and then talked to the regional supervisor/director. At that point had to drive to a hospital in Boston to meet w/ the director and a field service rep.

Negotiation Details – No negotiations... take it or leave it.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Surgical Associate Sales Representative Interview

Surgical Associate Sales Representative
Baltimore, MD (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in June 2014.

Interview Details I first had a phone interview with an HR rep at the MI headquarters. Then I had 2 in-person interviews, where one was with the Territory Manager and then the last one was with the Territory Manager and the Director of Sales.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Interview

Sales

Interviewed at Stryker

Interview Details Complicated once you get past the HR process. If successful there you will be asked to do the Gallup poll. Although I understand the reason for this, it is a difficult interview. Just be yourself and your natural talents will emerge.

Interview Question – Gallup   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Stryker ProCare Specialist Interview

Stryker ProCare Specialist
Baton Rouge, LA (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Stryker in July 2014.

Interview Details 1st Step Interview:
I received an email from a recruiter in California offering me a phone interview within the next few days. Ten minutes after our scheduled time I received a phone call, I blame time zones, from a kind woman in recruiting. Even though she works in HR she knew much about the position. The phone call lasted 12 minutes. It was full of short questions and short answers so they can get a feel for who you are. I'll write each step of the interview process separately as i get them.

Interview Questions


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer

Interviewed at Stryker

Interview Details Mostly personality based questions. close to 50-60 gallup based interview questions. all asking the same questions in different ways to see what you say or respond. Answer truthfully cause its a kind of personality that they are looking to hire. Go over all the basic Analog electronic theory (transistors, diodes, crystals, op-amps, voltage regulators, power supplies etc) and a little bit of logic gate theory. On the spot description of their current product will be required. Description of a problem and on the spot engineering solution will be asked of. Be well aware of what is on your resume. Don't BS.

Interview Question – Personality related questions were tough. Always be confident and stay on top of the interviewer. They are looking at your confidence.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Portage, MI (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Stryker in June 2014.

Interview Details I was contacted by email that Stryker wanted to set up a phone interview with me. It was very rushed which I did not expect. Overall not a tough interview. Basic questions regarding my resume. I was then contacted a week later informing me that I was moving on with the interview process and the recruiter and I agreed on a time and date for my in-person interview. About 30 minutes before the interview that day I received an email telling me that they needed to reschedule my phone interview and if the following day worked. I was VERY confused and emailed them back and reminded the recruiter that our interview was supposed to be in person. The recruiter then emailed me back and agreed, rescheduling our in person for the following week. Still haven't heard whether or not I am moving on in the process.

Interview Question – What is the biggest accomplishment you have made since you have graduated?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Sales Representative Interview

Associate Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Stryker.

Interview Details I search this companies website, on my own, for an open position, and then reached out to my network for a contact, to assist me in passing my résumé along. Within 5 days I received an email from a recruiter to do a phone screening. The phone screening was great,I was then asked to officially apply for the position since I still had not done that; easy enough.

We immediately set up a face-to-face with the territory manager.

This is where things got interesting. We spent about 30 minutes where I was doing most of the talking (answering questions). Everything was going great, manager even commented that they liked my answers. (We all have done an interview and walked away knowing you would not be receiving an offer)

Finally I started to ask questions about the company, and specific to the role. On my second question I get an odd look back. It was as this point that I was informed that was not the job you are interviewing for. I now asked what it is we are here to interview about. Still an associate role, and even the manager commented that they did not see anything in the emails informing me what the role was (proving that having me officially apply for the open position was never even looked at). We still continued, and I did great with on the spot questions about this position.

Within a few hours of the interview I received the scripted response of we have decided to go with another candidate. Disappointing since I know I did great, even with the poor communication from the recruiter.

Stryker missed out on a passionate hire who sought them out, and showed the drive of a sales person to get in touch with the right people.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

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