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Fresenius Medical Care Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Fresenius Medical Care job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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At Fresenius Medical Care, we do a lot of cross functional team projects. Tell me about a project team you've been on and your role.

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If you thought group projects ended in college, you were wrong! Most organizations have their share of project work as well as the day to day work. Walk the interviewer through a successful project where you played a big role and had large ownership.

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28 Fresenius Medical Care Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Fresenius Medical Care, we do a lot of cross functional team projects. Tell me about a project team you've been on and your role.

      How to Answer

      If you thought group projects ended in college, you were wrong! Most organizations have their share of project work as well as the day to day work. Walk the interviewer through a successful project where you played a big role and had large ownership.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on March 7th, 2019

      1st Answer Example

      "At my company, I was selected to represent my department in a larger project team to implement a new CRM system. We met weekly, sometimes twice a week for about 12 months, My role was to make sure our old CRM system data converted into the new one and that it was organized in a useful way. I collaborated with IT as well as the project manager for the new system to make sure the data was useful and organized. When the new system launched, our old and rich data was there and useable so that we could maintain relationships we our customers seamlessly."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "For example: "In college, we had to do a big project in my Marketing class where we created an advertising campaign for a local business. I was in a group with 4 people, none of which I knew very well. We started talking to figure out where people's strengths were and there was clearly a person who was more technical, one who was a really good presenter and communicator, a financial person, and me, the creative person. We all had our own lanes, but came together to help on the different pieces. We pitched our idea and the business we had modeled, actually wanted to implement the majority of our ideas."

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  • 2. We value the growth of our staff here at Fresenius Medical Care. Talk about your ultimate career goals and if you see us fitting into those goals down the road.

      How to Answer

      For an organization that truly values the growth and development of their employees, Fresenius makes many avenues available for their staff to grow and develop in their careers and this question gives you the opportunity to talk about what your career goals are and how you expect to achieve them. Be open and honest with your interviewer about your goals to show your motivation, but also be sure to show a commitment to both the role that you are interviewing for and the organization as a whole.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Being young in my career as a Dialysis Technician, I do have goals to work towards a Bachelor's degree in nursing down the road. I love working with renal failure patients and truly feel that I have a significant impact on prolonging their lives and helping them feel fulfilled. My goal in becoming an RN would be to continue working in the nephrology specialty with patients with kidney issues."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "My goal down the road would be to prove my value to the organization as a clinical coder and eventually be promoted to a supervisory or management position. While working full time now as a coder, I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Health Information Management. I was inspired to do this by my current manager as he saw that I had the skills and qualities necessary in a future leader in the field."

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      Community Answer

      "My goal down the road would be to prove my value to the organization as a clinical education manager and eventually earn a promotion to a supervisory or management position within the division. I would like to be in charge of program development as a future director. I hope that there is a career track program available for me within your organization."

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      Pretty good response! I have tweaked it a bit for clarity. I recommend you check for any career development programs on the FMC website so that you can make the last comment more of an affirmative statement.

      "My career goal is to prove my value to Fresenius Medical Care, first as a Clinical Education Manager. When you feel I am ready for promotion, I would appreciate consideration for a management position related to program development, and then as a Director. I see that your organization offers a robust career track program complete with continued education options. I look forward to learning more about these opportunities."

  • 3. We have a unique business model in the medical device industry in that we have a clinical dialysis side to our business on top of our manufacturing and development sides. Why do you think our model is important to our success?

      How to Answer

      In your research of Fresenius Medical Care, you likely read about their different divisions that span the range of direct patient care to research and development on the product development side of things. This is a very unique model in the realm of the medical device industry and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you see the advantages of this model. Point out the fact that clinical operations and direct patient care are what the entire operation is about and having employees on that end of the business can significantly benefit the manufacturing side. And on the flip side of that equation, working on the clinical side of things with the development of new products so close has a huge advantage as well. Talk about your point of view in this business model and what the advantages are.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Coming from a sales job in the medical device industry, at times it could be hard to connect with the nursing and tech staff that were working with the products that I sold and serviced in clinics and hospital across the region. I can see one huge advantage of working at Fresenius is the ability to engage with clinical staff like physicians, NP's, nurses and tech that are using the products on the front lines with patients and then take that knowledge to the field with external customers."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Having worked on the nursing side of things prior to getting into leadership, I love the idea of working with those that design and develop renal products to make patient care more improved and to make the lives of the techs and nurses much better as well. Can you talk about the collaboration that you see happening between the different sides of the business here at Fresenius Medical Care?"

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      Community Answer

      "Coming from a sales job in the medical device industry, at times it could be hard to connect with the nursing and tech staff that were working with the products that I sold and serviced in clinics and hospital across the region. I can see one huge advantage of working at Fresenius is the ability to engage with clinical staff like physicians, nurses, and tech that are using the products on the front lines with patients and then take that knowledge to the field with external customers."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      I have reworded it slightly for the sake of flow, and to maintain focus on the successful business model at Fresenius versus focusing on challenges from previous jobs.

      "There is a huge advantage with this model, as it gives Fresenius employees the ability to engage with clinical staff, such as physicians, nurses, and technicians who are using your products in the frontlines. It's important that I can take the knowledge they gain from being on the frontlines with patients, and take that information to the field with external customers."

  • 4. What are the important factors for you finding purpose in and being invested in your work? How can we help foster these factors?

      How to Answer

      Fresenius Medical Care believes that for their employees to be productive, successful and happy in their work, they must be invested and engaged in their work. For this question, your interviewer is looking to take a deep dive into what makes you tick as a high functioning and successful team member if you were to be offered the position. Now is your chance to be open and honest with your interviewer about what you truly look for to be happy in your work and the it give you the chance to discuss what you look for and expect from a leader. In the end, make sure that your interviewer understands that you are highly motivated by the mission and values of Fresenius Medical Care.

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  • 5. Many of our projects have very strict timelines. Tell me about a time you missed a deadline or deliverable and how you handled it.

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      Everybody makes mistakes and it is best to pick a project where the missed deadline wasn't fatal and you were able to recover and learn from your mistake.

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  • 6. With our focus at Fresenius Medical Care being on renal disease, what do you know about our products and services and how they impact patients with kidney issues?

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      For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you have some sense for the business and product line that Fresenius Medical Care works with on a daily basis and that you understand how their products and services help those living with kidney disease and other kidney issues live full lives. Be sure to do some basic research on the company, the products and services they promote and how the products provide a huge benefit to those in need. If you can give your interviewer a personal touch by talking about a person you know that has benefited from similar products, talk about how you'd like to be a part of that moving forward with others.

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  • 7. At Fresenius Medical Care, we challenge ourselves to improve people's health. When is a time you've pushed and challenged yourself outside your comfort zone?

      How to Answer

      The medical device industry demands forward-thinking individuals who can continue to do MORE. The interviewer wants to hear an example of a time you've really stretched yourself for a project or initiative at work.

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  • 8. In the medical device industry, there is a lot of industry jargon and lingo and many acronyms to learn to understand the business. What are some strategies you've used to acclimate quickly when you've started a new job in the past?

      How to Answer

      The medical device industry is highly technical. Even if you aren't an engineer, you still need to know very specific information about the product so you understand the business. There is a learning curve for any new employee, but the ones who can pick up things quickly set themselves up for success faster.

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  • 9. We promote public awareness of kidney disease awareness in many ways and Fresenius Medical Care takes personal responsibility for educating and helping others where we can. Why is this important to you and in what areas would be able to participate?

      How to Answer

      For this question, be sure to do your research on the corporate responsibility of Fresenius Medical Care and learn about their public awareness programs, their emergency aid efforts and their network for social commitment in the field of kidney health. Then, speak about your thoughts on why these efforts are important and talk about any areas that you may be interested in helping out. If you have any personal touch you can put on your own story, that could go a long way with your interviewer in showing your belief in the corporate responsibility of the organization.

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  • 10. Tell me about your related education and training that prepared you for this position.

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      Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your college work, graduate work or any skill development opportunities you have had. Make sure you put emphasis on how that experience will help you succeed in this position.

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  • 11. At Fresenuis Medical Care, we are results oriented and we expect our staff to meet customer and patient demands. Talk about a time you had to deliver excellent results on short notice and under a time crunch. How did you ensure solid results?

      How to Answer

      Working on a time crunch to deliver great results is no easy task, but it is something that we all deal with in our work from time to time. Your interviewer will be looking for your ability to execute requests on short notice and how you handle situations like this with ease. Walk your interviewer through your process on how you prioritize the short notice task and come through in the clutch with diligence. Explain how you handle other duties you were working on at the time while putting a focus on the new task. If you had to use resources or help wisely, talk about your ability to do so with ease.

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  • 12. In the medical device industry, it is important our teams are cohesive so we can continue to drive excellence. Tell me about a time you gave feedback to a peer?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you aren't shy about giving feedback to your peers to help them succeed. True leaders show their true colors by mentoring and supporting colleagues, not just by supporting and training direct reports. Show the interviewer that you care about the development of others are aren't afraid to give feedback.

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  • 13. What is a work accomplishment you feel very proud about that you'd like to share?

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      Everybody has that shining moment in their career that they look back on and feel good about. Share a work accomplishment that is significant to you and let the interviewer hear the passion in your voice.

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  • 14. We never settle for the status quo at Fresenius Medical Care and we wouldn't expect you to if hired for this position. Have you ever thought of a new and creative way of doing things in your work that ended up benefiting your work or the organization?

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      Fresenius Medical Care values innovation in the work place and seeing opportunities where others don't. Talk about a time where you sought to improve a process or task on the job and explain how the idea was prompted in your mind. Talk about how you went about getting the change implemented and any hurdles you had to overcome to do so. Make sure that your interviewer walks away from your interview knowing that you are the employee that will consistently seek improved ways of doing things in your work.

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  • 15. At Fresenius Medical Care, we need outside the box thinkers to continue to innovate our company so we can stay competitive in the medical device industry. Tell me about a time you thought about something differently or proposed a new way of doing somethi

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      The interviewer wants to learn about your creativity and ability to come up with new ideas. Share with the interviewer your idea, but also if it was executed and how the situation turned out.

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  • 16. At Fresenius Medical Care, we believe in continuous feedback so we can all improve. When is a time you received constructive feedback?

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      All companies need people who can take criticism and give it without feeling weird or sensitive about it. Demonstrate to the interviewer how you have used a piece of constructive feedback to improve and get better.

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  • 17. Talk about a collaborative effort you were a part of during your career. What part did you play in the effort and why was it important that collaboration occurred in that situation?

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      Fresenius Medical Care values collaboration and they believe that working together in teams is vital to accomplishing more than what is possible as individuals. Talk about a significant team effort that you were a part of and describe why the full team was necessary to pull off what you did. Be sure to talk about important aspects of teamwork that were vital to the groups success versus if one individual were to try and accomplish it alone. As well, be sure to let your interviewer know that you are a team player and most comfortable working in a collaborative team based environment.

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  • 18. Tell me about a time you took initiative on your own.

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      Assure the interviewer that you are a go-getter and aren't going to wait to be asked what to do. Walk them through a scenario where you took it upon yourself to fix something and didn't run to your leader with a problem, but had multiple solutions.

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  • 19. At Fresenius Medical Care, we've been voted a best place to work. What kind of working environment do you thrive in?

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      Every work environment is different. The interviewer wants to get a sense of your preference for the atmosphere in which you'll be working. Be honest, but also demonstrate flexibility since you'd don't yet know what the environment is like.

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  • 20. In the medical device industry, we are highly regulated by the FDA and other entities. What experience do you have working with regulatory bodies?

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      The medical device industry is one of the most highly regulated spaces to be in. Tell the interviewer what exposure you have had in this space. If you haven't had this yet, be honest, but also acknowledge that you know what they are talking about.

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  • 21. Talk about a time that you had to confront a coworker about an issue in the workplace. What was the situation and how did you approach the situation?

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      At the root of this question comes your ability to hold others to a high standard of integrity in the workplace and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you are both able to stand your ground in holding others accountable and that you are able to do this in a civil fashion. In your example, think of a time that a colleague wasn't doing the right thing and talk about your approach with that colleague. Walk your interviewer through your interactions with your colleague and explain how it resulted in a positive way in the end.

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  • 22. In the medical device industry, many of our sales relationships are with large hospital organizations. In previous roles, how have you made connections with the right people in large hospital organizations?

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      B2B sales is critical in the medical device industry, but often times, it is really hard to find the right person to talk to because of the size of these entities. Think about the persistent methods you have used to make a connection with the decision maker to increase sales.

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  • 23. We put our patients and our partners first at Fresenius Medical Care through the top-notch service that we provide. How would you say that you would effectively serve others in this role?

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      Whether it is in front line patient care, corporate desk work or in a manufacturing setting, serving others will be important in your potential role with Fresenius Medical Care. For your answer, it will be important for you to research the role you are interviewing for and to understand who you will be working closely with and serving in the role. Talk about the importance of building relationships, delivering results and being knowledgeable in your work to help provide great service. Make sure your interviewer gets the sense that you understand the part you play in the bigger team at Fresenius Medical Care and how you will go about doing that.

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  • 24. At Fresenius Medical Care, we believe in finding the most efficient ways of doing things. How have you used technology to be more efficient?

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      Think about ways you have to utilize technology to the fullest but also how you have learned something new and added value with the new tool.

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  • 25. The technology in the medical device industry is changing rapidly. At Fresenius Medical Care, we are investing in new technology to help patients and our teams do their jobs more effectively. How do you keep up to speed with changing technology?

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      The interviewer is looking for a candidate who is up to speed with the latest technology and can pick up new systems quickly.

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  • 26. At Fresenius Medical Care, we have worked very hard to make sure our workforce is inclusive and represents our customer population. Tell me about your experience in working with diverse groups of people in a work setting.

      How to Answer

      Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity. Even better, give an example of being able to embrace diversity in the workplace.

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  • 27. Our vision at Fresenius Medical Care involved being a trusted and valued partner to those that we work with. How do you build trusting relationship with those that you work with?

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      Trust is the foundation of every great relationship and Fresenius places a high value on their ability to build trusting relationships with their staff, customers and business partners. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear your personal thoughts and strategies on how you go about being a trusted colleague and partner to those that you work with. In your answer, be sure to hit on key points that solidify your ability to be a trusted ally to those that you work with.

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  • 28. What interests you about working in the medical device industry?

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      The interviewer wants to hear your passion for the industry. Demonstrate that you feel value in the devices that could positively impact somebody's life.

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