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Stryker Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Stryker job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What can you tell me about our CEO?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

Before any job interview, you must research the company you are interviewing with. You want to learn all you can to answer any questions the interviewer will have. Review the company website, online employee reviews, the job announcement, and visit the company and talk to staff. The interviewer wants to hear that you have done your homework and can tell them a little about their CEO.

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List of 35 Stryker Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1.

    What can you tell me about our CEO?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Before any job interview, you must research the company you are interviewing with. You want to learn all you can to answer any questions the interviewer will have. Review the company website, online employee reviews, the job announcement, and visit the company and talk to staff. The interviewer wants to hear that you have done your homework and can tell them a little about their CEO.

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      Show the interviewer you have done in-depth research on their company. Focus your answer on naming the CEO of Stryker and a little history about them. You can mention when they were appointed CEO, who they worked for before joining Stryker, and any achievements they have made since becoming CEO.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Kevin Lobo is your CEO and Chair of the Board and became CEO in October 2012. Mr. Lobo has had quite an impressive career across many industries. He has held finance, General Manager, and President positions and serves on the Board of Directors for three major corporations and councils."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Your CEO is Kevin Lobo and has held that position since October 2012. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Lobo was the Group President of Orthopaedics after joining Stryker in 2011. He has an intriguing background working in Europe and Canada with many interesting roles in finance, chemical spin-out, and specialty phosphates."

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  • 2.

    At Stryker, we value professional development and education. What is the last learning opportunity you have been able to participate in?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know if you seek to learn new information when given a chance. Many organizations offer continuing education, but some people don't even take advantage of it. Show the interviewer that learning new information is important to you and how it could benefit the organization.

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      Describe the last learning opportunity you participated in and what you learned from that experience. Be sure to let the interviewer know you value education and learning opportunities.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I am so glad to learn that you support continuing education. The last opportunity I had was two months ago. It was a panel of speakers on how AI is and will continue to change our work. It was fascinating. I talked to a few speakers afterward and learned about the systems they are using so I can bring it back to my company for further discussion. This technology would help us be more efficient in many areas."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I continuously relied on another colleague to do all of my design work. Her work load is very full and it would be so much faster to do it myself. I asked my leader if I could take a 2 day course to learn the design platform. She agreed so I attended and learned a lot. I did need to do some additional practicing during my own time, but I was really excited about it, so it didn't feel like work. Now, I can finish my work much more quickly since I can also do the design part."

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      Community Answer

      "Learning new skills and techniques is one of my motivating factors. I constantly immerse myself in opportunities both on a local level and national level. At my current company, we have Nexus meetings that allow physicians to better understand how our products work through a didactic course and then on to a cadaver training where they can get their hands on the product. There are excellent learning opportunities for me, too, as I have a chance to use the equipment also and understand better what the physician is experiencing."

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      This is a great example. I omitted the first two sentences because the rest of your response is direct and very strong. My suggested response involved minor verbiage edits.

      "Currently, I take part in Nexus Meetings that allow physicians to understand better the way products work through hands-on didactic courses and cadaver training. These are excellent learning opportunities for me as well because I get a chance to use the equipment to understand better what the physicians are experiencing."

  • 3.

    Here at Stryker, we have a supply chain transparency program that ensures we are sourcing gold, tungsten, and tin from socially responsible sources. What do you know about this program and why is it important to you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      For this question, you must research and understand Stryker's approach to sourcing these metals and avoiding sources that may finance armed conflict and human rights abuses overseas. If you've been a part of sourcing materials in previous work, talk about the importance of this both from an organizational and human rights point of view. Even if you haven't directly been a part of materials sourcing, talk about the importance of sourcing from reliable places.

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      You can find information about Stryker's supply chain transparency and ethics on the company website. Focus on reviewing the information before your interview so you understand the conflict minerals policy well.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Knowing the global climate well, and more specifically the southern African climate, sourcing metals from positive places is key to ensuring that an organization is operating ethically. My current organization sources tungsten for our products from ethical and reliable suppliers in China. Several company liaisons travel to those sites regularly to ensure that miners work in safe and fair working conditions. These factors are important to me in working for an organization that truly cares for its people and those that it works with."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "To me, this program truly represents Stryker as an organization that cares about its employees and all of humanity. Where many companies look to cut costs through unhealthy labor conditions and unsafe work conditions, I was left with a happy feeling after reading about your organization's efforts to ensure that materials are sourced from safe and humane places."

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      Community Answer

      "To me, this shows Stryker's commitment to the environment and its patients and customers. We should all have safe and humane places to work, and I can see that Stryker is committed to this effort."

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      Lauren McCabe

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      You did a great job responding to the larger benefit of a supply chain transparency program, but not about your personal experience and why it is important.

      "I am familiar with and in favor of supply chain transparency programs. This speaks to accountability and environmental consciousness. I believe Stryker's commitment to the environment, and its part in the healthcare ecosystem speaks very positively and powerfully of its value system. On a worldwide level, we all deserve safe and humane places to work. I want to represent Stryker because of its elevated level of consciousness."

  • 4.

    We give back to the greater good by sponsoring Operation Giving, a program that offers free surgeries for children and medical education around the globe through medical missions. Have you had the chance to give back through your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Charitable giving is common in the medical device industry, and Stryker does their part in many ways. Talk about any experiences you have and if you don't have any direct experience, make it clear that you are willing to help in any way possible. Your interviewer wants to see that you care about more than just a job; you find joy and purpose in giving back to your community.

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      When the interviewer asks if you have had the chance to give back through your work, they are looking more that you volunteer your time rather than donate money to worthy causes. If you have not had the opportunity to volunteer your time, explain why you have not been able to volunteer, but you are eager to do so.

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  • 5.

    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?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The medical device industry is highly technical. Even if you aren't an engineer, you still need to know specific information about the product to 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. The interviewer wants to hear what strategies you use to quickly learn a new job to determine if you will be a good fit for Stryker.

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      Describe what tools you use to help you quickly get up to speed when starting a new job. You might study the policy and procedure manuals inside and out, ask questions, do online research, or take notes.

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  • 6.

    At Stryker, we believe in quality first in all that we do. Do you have any formal training in quality initiatives and, if so, how have you applied them to your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker is driven to improve healthcare by providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through its effective quality system. For this question, your interviewer will want to hear about any formal quality training you have received and how you have applied it to your work. In your answer, be sure to point out your thoughts as to why quality is essential in the job you perform.

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      If you have formal training in quality initiatives, describe what training you have received. If you are inexperienced, explain how you are excited to learn about quality initiatives.

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  • 7.

    At Stryker, our organization is highly matrixed with US and global partners on our teams. How have you navigated this kind of environment in the past?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Working in a matrixed organization means you have multiple people you are accountable to, often with competing priorities. It can be complex to navigate in this space, so the interviewer wants to know if you can handle working in this environment.

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      If you have experience working in a matrixed organization, describe how you handled the challenges you faced. If you do not have experience working in a matrix environment, do some research and explain how you will navigate this type of environment if hired.

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  • 8.

    Accountability is taken very seriously in all that we do here at Stryker. How do you ensure that you are accountable for your word in following through on what you say you will do?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker holds accountability as one of its four primary values, and the organization prides itself on doing what it says it will do. Your interviewer will be looking to gauge your accountability in your work to ensure you are accountable to your colleagues, leaders, and customers.

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      In your response, describe how you stay organized when multi-tasking and use communication to effectively follow through on your promises and commitments to those you work with. Make sure to speak on customer service and the importance that your word plays in that as well.

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  • 9.

    Stryker is in continuous pursuit of acquiring new companies to merge with and we have completed many successful acquisitions in recent years. Have you been a part of a corporate merger or acquisition in the past? How did this impact your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      With Stryker continuing to purchase other organizations in the medical device industry successfully, your interviewer will be looking to hear if you have experience with this in the past and to hear how you handled it in your job.

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      If you have experience, talk about how it impacted your work and let your interviewer know that you kept an open mind to new processes and ways of doing things. If you don't have direct experience, reiterate that you are always open to new strategies and that you believe that acquisitions are the sign of a strong organization that you'd like to be a part of.

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  • 10.

    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.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know that you aren't shy about giving feedback to your peers to help them succeed since Stryker believes in accountability from their employees. Genuine 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 and are not afraid to give feedback.

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      Focus on providing an example of your feedback to a coworker and the result. While describing the situation, do not reveal your colleague's name to protect their privacy.

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  • 11.

    This concludes our interview. What questions do you have for me?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to ensure that all your questions about the company or job role are answered during the interview. It is best to ask at least a question or two, showing the interviewer your eagerness to learn all you can. Of course, you want to review the job announcement and research Stryker beforehand so you are not asking questions that could be found during your research.

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      Focus on asking questions specific to the role you are interviewing for or the company culture and work environment. Examples of good questions are asking the interviewer how you performed in the interview or if you need to clarify anything, asking what the interviewer likes most about working for the company, or if they have any hesitancy about hiring you.

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  • 12.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers and managers?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      It is essential to nurture workplace relationships. Talk to the interviewer about how you plan to earn the trust of your new coworkers and managers should you be offered the position. The interviewer would like to know how you can win your new colleagues over to determine if you will be a good fit for the Stryker team.

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      Focus on giving examples from your past. Describe how you earned the trust of your coworkers and managers by getting to know them and their families, keeping your word when you say you are going to do something, lending a hand when others need help, or covering a coworker's shift when they have a family emergency.

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  • 13.

    How would you handle an angry customer?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer asks this question to understand your conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills. Working in a customer service position requires handling angry customers calmly and professionally. The interviewer wants to see that you have these skills and will be an asset to the team if hired.

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      Focus on giving an example from your past where you have successfully dealt with an angry customer. If you have not worked in a retail or customer service role, explain that to the interviewer and describe how you have handled a disagreement with a coworker or classmate.

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  • 14.

    Out of all the medical device companies to work for, why did you choose Stryker?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to hear that you have researched their company and understand why you chose Stryker. When responding to this question, highlight unique aspects of their company that stand out from others. You may want to work for Stryker because of their stellar reputation, their opportunity for professional growth and advancement, or because of their values and mission to help others.

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      Instead of giving a generic answer to this question, focus on showing the interviewer that you have thoroughly researched their company. For example, if you simply say that you want to work for Stryker because they produce medical devices, that could apply to many other companies. Instead, say that you want to work for their organization because they are known as a global leader in the medical technologies industry.

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  • 15.

    How would your references describe you?

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      The interviewer wants to hear that your references will positively describe you and that you have the qualities they seek in a candidate. Think about the constructive things your references have said about you in the past. Be complimentary of yourself - now is not the time to be super humble.

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      If you have past performance reviews or letters of recommendation from your references, review them before your interview. You will be better prepared to answer the question if what they wrote is fresh in your mind. It is also good to have copies for the interviewer if they would like a copy for their candidate file.

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  • 16.

    Do you see yourself as a leader? When have you led a team?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer asks this question to determine if you have leadership qualities. You should always be prepared to show the interviewer you have a natural ability to lead others. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, you must show the interviewer that you are capable of handling the responsibility of being a leader and mentor. Perhaps you have led a team at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. Describe how you view yourself as a leader while providing an example.

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      Focus your answer on sharing with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be the face of the organization when challenges arise.

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  • 17.

    How did you hear about this position?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker invests a lot of money advertising their job openings. The interviewer wants to hear what methods are effective and which are not. They also want to hear if an employee of their company referred you. Describe how you heard about the position, and be sure to give the name of the employee or recruiter who referred you if applicable. Some companies offer their employees a referral fee when referring a candidate, while others hire recruiters to seek qualified candidates.

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      The interviewer wants to briefly hear how you heard about the position. Be concise in your response, describing the recruiter's name, the website where the agency posted the job, the company website, or an employee referral.

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  • 18.

    We require all candidates to submit to a pre-employment drug screen. Will there be an issue passing the drug screen?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer advises you of their pre-employment drug screen and asks if you'll pass, so they can decide if they want to continue with you in the hiring process. Stryker invests a lot of money hiring employees, and they want to avoid sending you for a drug test if you will not pass.

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      As with any interview question, you want to focus on being completely honest in your response. As embarrassing as it may be, if you do not think you will pass the drug test, you must let the interviewer know. However, you must understand that applicants who test positive on a drug test will be disqualified for further consideration. If passing the drug test will not be an issue, ensure the interviewer that you will pass the test because you do not use drugs.

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  • 19.

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

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The medical device industry is one of the most highly regulated spaces. Tell the interviewer if you have had any exposure in this space. The interviewer wants to see if you have experience working with regulatory bodies or not. If you have not been exposed to working with regulatory bodies, be honest and let the interviewer know you are a quick study and will have no issues in this area.

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      If you have worked with regulatory bodies, describe what agencies you have worked with and your experience with them. If you are new to the industry, let the interviewer know that even though you are inexperienced, you have the communications skills to effectively work with the regulatory bodies.

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  • 20.

    In your line of work, what interests you about coming to work in the medical devices field?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker is one of the leading medical device developers, designers, and manufacturers that are changing people's lives daily. Your interviewer wants to hear that you have a strong desire and motivation to work in this field when you may have come from a completely different industry.

      Demonstrate to your interviewers that you feel value in the devices that could positively impact somebody's life as they receive care for potentially life threatening illness, sickness, or injury.

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      The interviewer wants to see your motivation for working in this industry. Describe what made you choose to work in the medical devices field, responding with enthusiasm and passion.

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  • 21.

    At Stryker, our medical devices can truly change people's lives. Sometimes, though, a patient may have a question or concern about one of our devices. How have you handled a difficult customer interaction in a previous position?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know if you can handle the stress of a complex customer interaction. The customer could be a physician group who uses the medical device or an actual patient who has a question or concern about your product. Show the interviewer that you can stay calm under pressure and resolve the customer's problems.

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      The interviewer wants to gain insight into your communication and customer service skills. Describe to the interviewer how you would speak with a customer and offer to find them the answer to their question if you are unsure how to respond.

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  • 22.

    Here at Stryker, we firmly believe in an inclusive culture and we put a lot of effort into diversity and inclusion efforts. Why are these things important to you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As an organization, Stryker encourages, values, and leverages the difference in people and perspectives to achieve maximum business performance because they know that diverse perspectives result in richer creativity and innovation. For this question, your interviewer will be looking for you to share that same perspective in discussing why diversity and inclusion are important to you. Before your interview, be sure to research the organization's diversity and inclusion philosophy and talk about some of the Employee Resource Groups dedicated to diversity efforts.

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      Focus on sharing why diversity is important to you. Everyone has different ideas of why a diverse workforce is essential, and the interviewer wants to hear your reasons why you appreciate an inclusive culture.

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  • 23.

    The technology in the medical device industry is changing rapidly. At Stryker, 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?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer is looking for a candidate who is up to speed with the latest technology and can pick up new systems quickly. Describe the ways you keep up-to-date on the changing technologies.

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      The interviewer wants an employee who takes the initiative to stay current in the medical device industry. Explain how you set Google alerts, subscribe to industry publications, listen to podcasts, or attend conferences to stay current on the changing technologies.

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  • 24.

    At Stryker, we believe in finding the most efficient ways of doing things. How have you used technology to be more efficient?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Think about how you have utilized technology to the fullest and how you have learned something new and added value with the tool. Then, discuss with the interviewer what technology you have used to be more efficient in the workplace.

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      In this day and age, many valuable technological tools increase organization and efficiency in the workplace. Describe what tools you enjoy using that save you time and make your workday run more efficiently.

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  • 25.

    At Stryker, our customers are our top focus and we strive to meet their needs with new and innovative products that help enhance their business. What are some things that you do that prove you are customer driven in your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker designs and manufactures products used all over the healthcare industry, including patient transport items, protective equipment for hospital staff, and devices used in operating rooms across the globe. No matter the product line, Stryker strives to put their customer's needs as a top priority, and they will expect you to be customer driven in your work. Talk about how you prioritize your customers in your career and reiterate to your interviewer that your job exists because of your customers. If they aren't happy with you, they can move on to others in the cutthroat business world, and you take this thought seriously.

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      Focus on describing how you provide excellent customer service to your customers. You want to assure the interviewer that you take customer service as seriously as they do.

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  • 26.

    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?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      B2B sales are critical in the medical device industry, but often, it is challenging to find the right person to talk to because of the size of these entities. Consider the persistent methods you have used to connect with the decision maker to increase sales. Then, discuss these methods with the interviewer.

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      If you have experience connecting with the decision makers in large hospitals, highlight your expertise and methods used. If you do not have experience, discuss how you plan to connect with the right people in these large organizations.

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  • 27.

    We value integrity in the workplace and foster an environment where our employees do what is right at all times, even when shortcuts may make life easier. Talk about a time when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle that situation?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Some would define integrity as doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking. Stryker holds integrity as one of its core values, and they expect their employees to work with honesty and integrity. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to get a sense of your integrity by having you talk about a time when it was challenged in the workplace.

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      Talk about a sticky situation you have been in and how you handled that. The situation could be many different things, but make sure it was one where someone was asking or requesting you do something that wasn't ethical, and you stood your ground to do what was right.

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  • 28.

    At Stryker, 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 something.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

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

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      You can use an example from a previous job or school. The interviewer wants to hear that you have creative ideas and are not afraid to suggest them to others, whether they decide to use or implement your ideas or not.

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    At Stryker, we've been voted a best place to work. What kind of work environment do you thrive in?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Every work environment is different. The interviewer wants to understand your preference for the atmosphere in which you'll work. Be honest, but also demonstrate flexibility since you'd don't yet know what the environment is like at Stryker.

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      Before your interview, focus on discovering the work culture at Stryker. You can review online reviews, the company website, or visit the company and talk to staff. Understanding the environment before your interview will make you better prepared to respond.

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  • 30.

    In your job, what does delivering results mean to you and how have you shown your ability to do this in your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As one of the world's leading medical equipment manufacturers, Stryker prides itself on delivering results to its customers. But, results can vary from job to job, and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you understand what it is you will be performing and delivering in the job that you are interviewing for.

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      For this question, make sure to research the role you are interviewing for to find out the purpose of the work. Then, turn that knowledge into what driving results will mean in your position. Draw on your previous work experience to discuss how you remain focused on your performance and delivering excellent results.

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  • 31.

    When starting a new job, what are steps you've taken to develop a 30, 60, and 90-day plan for yourself?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to ensure you'll acclimate quickly and have concrete goals to set the path. Show them that you plan your goals and recognize that you need your team to help.

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      Focus on showing the interviewer you have put thought into an action plan. Describe your immediate 30-day plans and your 60 and 90-day plans based on the information you learn in your first 30 days.

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  • 32.

    At Stryker, we believe in continuous feedback so we can all improve. When have you received constructive feedback?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      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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      Think of a time you received constructive feedback. Then, describe that situation with the interviewer and explain how that feedback helped you improve or change how you do things.

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  • 33.

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

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If you thought group projects ended in college, you were wrong! Most organizations have their share of projects and day-to-day work, and Stryker is no different. Due to the large number of specialty medical products the organization produces, teams work cross-functionally. Walk the interviewer through a successful project where you played a significant role and had large ownership.

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      Describe a project you worked on and how your role led to the project's success. You want to include the other team members, as well, to show you are indeed a team player. However, you want your role in the project to stand out to the interviewer.

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  • 34.

    Here at Stryker, our people are one of our four core values and we believe in growing talent from within. What are your ultimate career goals if hired for this position?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stryker's market position has enabled significant growth opportunities for its employees in sales, manufacturing, engineering, and support. For this question, your interviewer will be looking for insight into your career goals while also looking to hear that your goals align with a long-term fit for the organization.

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      Be sure to thoroughly research the organization and consider your ultimate objectives if you are hired for the position. Demonstrate that you are both a fit for the job you are interviewing for and looking to help the company grow in the future.

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  • 35.

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

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on February 14th, 2019

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      Focus on describing your most significant accomplishment as it relates to your career. The interviewer is not asking for a personal achievement but a professional one. Think of any awards or promotions you have received or colleagues you have mentored who advanced in their careers.

      Avoid not having an accomplishment you are proud to have achieved. If the interviewer feels you are not motivated to reach professional achievements and succeed in your profession, they may pass you over for another candidate.

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