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Do the values of our company align with what you view as important?

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How to Answer: Do the values of our company align with what you view as important?

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    Do the values of our company align with what you view as important?

      The Goal

      The interviewer is looking for evidence that you have researched the hiring company before your interview. They also want to see a strong alignment between the company's values and yours. The goal of your response is to show that you have spent time getting to know the company's values then make a clear connection between those values and how you operate in your personal and professional life.

      What to Avoid

      Avoid simply memorizing the hiring company's values and reciting them back to the interviewer. Instead, spend time absorbing what the company's values mean and consider how you emulate those values in your life. This way, your response will feel genuine and thoughtful.

      Pro Tip

      Most companies will have their core values available on their website. You must know and understand the company's values to make a strong alignment statement. When responding, be sure to include specific examples of how you actively live those values.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I conducted a great deal of research on Company ABC before coming here today. I appreciate that the organization's values include excellence in customer service and transparency in pricing. What stands out most to me is the company's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. I was impressed after reading the letter from your CEO, published on the company website. Her words felt genuine. I consider myself a sincere person who welcomes those different from me. I take every new experience and treat it as an opportunity to learn and make meaningful connections."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I appreciate how proud Company ABC is of its values - to treat everyone with kindness and to deliver above customer expectations every time. These values align closely with those I have set for myself in my professional career. I am mindful to extend kindness to others, even in difficult situations where it might be easier to act selfishly. I am also customer-centric. Without exceptional service standards, a business is purely transactional. Relationships are most important to me in my personal and professional life. As you can see, there is a lot of overlap between the company values and my own, which makes me very excited to work and grow here."

      12 Community Answers

      Anonymous interview answers with our interview experts feedback

      Anonymous Answer

      "Stryker’s mission – Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. This ethos aligns with my core values as I will gain the ability to provide a solution that will improve the health and well being of patients and caregivers. The main components of the company are integrity, accountability, people, and performance, all of which I regard highly in my personality."

      Rachelle's Response

      Excellent work, bringing in the company mission and matching this with your own core values. Well done!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Absolutely, the fact that the company is patient-centric and to deliver quality to them is very important to me. I strive to improve a patient's life by delivering them a quality item and service that will help grow the company further."

      Cindy's Response

      Good! This is a good opportunity to expand on what you know about the company's values. Have you done any research and can you share what you learned?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes, Stryker's mission is about making people's lives better thru better medical care and devices. They value integrity, accountability, people, and performance. These resonate very strongly with me as an HR professional. My career has been built on doing the right thing, taking ownership of my actions, and that of my team, developing people to be their best every day."

      Rachelle's Response

      Alignment is key! Be sure to draw out specifics as per the company you are interviewing with.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes. Their values align with mine about putting the patient first."

      Rachelle's Response

      In your real-time interview, you will want to mention the company's core values specifically and what you have done in the past to uphold similar values.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes - it is very important for me to be working for a company that has a true mission of improving healthcare and patient outcomes while acting with integrity and providing an inclusive culture that rewards performance."

      Rachelle's Response

      You are very detailed in the values that speak the most to you. Excellent approach!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes! Your company values align with what I view as important. I have a strong work ethic - holding myself Accountable for the work that I produce. It is important to me to make a positive contribution to the healthcare industry. I have an unwavering commitment to customer service and a passion for improving patient outcomes."

      Stephanie's Response

      Good job in naming specific company values--it's always important to do your research before going into an interview!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "A Big Yes, Company is the market leader in women’s health medical devices for diagnostics, surgery, and medical imaging. I was very impressed after understanding the Hologic 3Ps • PURPOSE —to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day • PASSION to become global champions for women’s health. • PROMISE to bring The Science of Sure® to life"

      Marcie's Response

      Great! It's wonderful that the company's values align with your own. Can you discuss more why these three values - purpose, passion, and promise - are meaningful to you?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I conducted a great deal of research on your company before today. Stryker is a leader in medical technologies, and its mission to make healthcare better resonates with me. This is an exciting time in medicine, and I can't think of a better company to navigate new challenges and opportunities with than Stryker."

      Chad's Response

      You have taken a great approach to this question. It is clear you have researched the company in preparation for the interview, and you do well to reference Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better. To strengthen this response and position yourself as a desirable candidate for the role, I suggest discussing how your personal and professional values align with those of the company (i.e. Integrity, Accountability, People, Performance).

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      Anonymous Answer

      "One thing I love about Hillrom and what is really important to me is how patient-centric they are. Patient care, and supporting health care professionals that provide that care is at the forefront of their focus. This is extremely important to me, that you aren't just selling a product you are selling an overall solution. They want you to take the time to understand your customers, and what we can do to best support them. They have always been innovators, structuring their developments/innovations based really around what is best for the patient. They care about their staff, they want them to grow and develop, and have fun at the same time. You want a working environment you feel safe and supported in and this is what Hillrom stands for."

      Marcie's Response

      Nice! It sounds like this company is patient-focused, innovative, and supportive of its employees and their growth. Why is it so important to you that you're selling a solution instead of a product? Can you explain that further? Excellent response!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have always wanted a career in medicine because I love helping people and seeing the difference that I can make in their lives. Stryker's mission of "Together with our patients we make healthcare better" is a perfect example of the direction I want to take my career in."

      Marcie's Response

      The interviewer will appreciate that you're aware of the company's mission. This shows that you've done your due diligence and are excited about the company and this role in particular. Great! What other values does the company espouse? Innovation? Compassion? Exceptional patient care? Consider mentioning more and reminding the interviewer that your own values are in alignment with theirs.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Mission Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. Values Integrity We do what's right Accountability We do what we say People We grow talent Performance We deliver"

      Stephanie's Response

      You have clearly done your research on the values of this company. Now, take this research a step further. Your response should reflect whether the company's values align with your own values. For example, do you personally value accountability? Can you provide a specific example of a time when you embodied that value by showing accountability for your actions? Including this in your response will answer the question and show the interviewer important qualities that you'd bring to the company, if hired.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am drawn to the organization because the core values align with my personal values. People, Integrity, Accountability, Performance are top priorities in my personal life and are an important part of what I'm looking for in an organization that I hope to be with long term. Throughout the interview process, I have seen firsthand how Stryker focuses on people. In addition to the core values - the focus on innovation to improve patient outcomes is something I'm passionate about."

      Stephanie's Response

      It's always exciting when you find a company with values that align with your own! To improve the impact of this response, I suggest providing a specific example of why one or more of Stryker's values are especially important to you.

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