Stryker Corporation is a global medical technology company that makes products for the healthcare industry. Their product line includes orthopedic surgical devices, implants, instruments, and surgical supplies. They are headquartered in Michigan and have offices across the world. Stryker Corporation is a medical technology company that manufactures and sells orthopedic implants, including implants for the replacement of knees, hips, and shoulders. Products from the company treat many conditions, including osteoarthritis, arthritis, and joint replacement surgery. All these are some of the major areas in which the company manufactures its products. Here is a list of common questions asked in Stryker interviews:
1. Why Are You Interested In This Role?
I am interested in this role because I aim to work on something important and meaningful as making a real difference in people’s lives, and this job is perfect for that. This role will also allow me to get more involved with the community. My current job does not permit me to do that much, but this one will be much more hands-on. The last thing which interests me is the compensation and I know that it won’t be great, but it is still better than what am making now. As a result, this role is a great opportunity for me.
2. What Are The Challenges That You Faced In Your Last Role? How Did You Overcome Them?
I had a blast in my last role. The team was very supportive of my growth and allowed me to try out new things and also had a chance to work with some of the top talents in our industry, which was a huge honor. But there were some challenges that I faced. For one thing, we were working with many different stakeholders who were coming at the project from different angles. It was challenging to keep everyone aligned on the same path at all times. Then there was the issue of time management as we were all trying to move as quickly as possible through our projects, but it did make for some very long days. In the end, it felt good that with our team effort, we could overcome this challenge.
3. Describe Your Daily Routine
I have quite a busy life, so it is not easy to keep up with everything every day. My day starts at 7:00 am with breakfast before heading off to work.
After work, it’s back home from work and a 30-minute nap. After my nap, it is time for dinner. We usually eat at 6:30 pm because we want to spend time with our family before eating.
After dinner, there is another 30-minute nap together before going downstairs for an hour of family game time. We usually watch TV until 9:00 pm when we finally go to bed.
4. Briefly Describe Your Experience
I have experience in the food industry for over 15 years and started as an assistant manager and was promoted to the position of store manager. There is also the experience of working in a private school as a chef and teacher’s assistant. In my current role, I manage an entire production chain and oversee all aspects of operations such as finance, scheduling, payroll, supply management, human resources, marketing, computer systems management, maintenance, and safety.
5. Mention A Strategy And Mindset Required For This Job
I believe that a mindset and strategy are required for this job to be successful. First, we need to have a mindset of being willing to learn. We need to be willing to put in the time, effort, and energy into learning new skills and developing ourselves as a person. There is also a need to have a mindset of being open-minded about new ideas and concepts. It will allow seeing things from different perspectives and make better decisions based on what the team needs at any given time. We need to have a strategy for how we want our team to work together. A good plan should be specific and well-defined so that everyone knows what they are supposed to do each day when it comes time for them to work together on projects or activities. If there is no clear direction for how things are going then someone might start doing something without knowing why they are doing it and no one knows why they are doing anything.
6. What Is The Main Challenge That You Foresee In This Role?
The main challenge that I foresee in this role is the culture of fear. There are a lot of people who are afraid to speak up and say what they think. It leads to a toxic environment where no one feels safe to say anything. In addition, there is a lack of transparency in the company’s financials or expenses. It is hard to see how people can work here if they do not know what is going on or how the company is running. Moreover, everyone has their speed of understanding so it may take time to get used to it.
7. How Do You Stay Motivated In This Role?
It is a question that I get asked a lot. The truth is, no matter how much you want to keep going, you hit a point where it feels like all the motivation in the world can’t help you anymore. That is when you need to take a deep breath and recognize that change is hard and takes time and patience and that things don’t always go according to plan. I have found that taking time out of my day to think about what motivates me helps me remember the reason behind working on this project in the first place and why it matters so much to me. It reminds me why I am doing this work and what it means for me personally or professionally.
8. Mention A Time That You Failed In This Role. What Lesson Did You Learn?
I learned that I need to be better at delegating and managing the expectations of those we are working with. Projects were going well, but then it got an unexpected delay. When we started working on the issue, my team was able to finish up their work in a timely fashion. However, because we weren’t prepared for the problem, we missed some opportunities for new business. We learned from this experience that we need to be more proactive in anticipating delays so that we can plan and make sure they don’t happen and again. Moreover, this experience was also a great learning experience for me and my team.
9. What Is The Stryker Corporation’s Mission?
Stryker Corporation aims to help the world’s patients live longer, healthier lives.
The company’s products are used by surgeons to help them deliver more precise and effective treatment for patients. I also feel that since its foundation, it has grown into a significant player in medical technology, with over 60% of its revenue coming from medical devices. Stryker Corporation believes that the best way to improve patient care is with technology. They hope that if they can help doctors deliver more precise and effective treatments, they can help patients live longer, healthier lives.
10. Why Did You Choose Stryker?
I believe everyone deserves an employer who will support them, not just during their career but also when they have children or a health issue. That is the main reason behind choosing Stryker as the company offers generous maternity leave policies, flexible schedules, and a family-friendly environment that supports the well-being of its employees and their families.
All of these policies and resources make it easy for me to balance my professional and personal life. I truly appreciate the commitment Stryker makes to its employees and the support that the company provides to make balancing work and family a breeze.
11. How Does Stryker Achieve Its Mission?
Stryker is committed to improving healthcare outcomes for patients. I believe they do this by delivering innovative surgical solutions that allow physicians to treat their patients most safely and efficiently as possible.
Stryker’s mission is achieved through its core values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and customer service. These values guide all of their actions in everything they do from how they make decisions about products to how to treat each other as employees.
12. How Do You Do Risk Management?
Risk management is a valuable tool in the toolbox of any business. It helps us identify and mitigate risks, manage them effectively, and respond to them quickly. Risk management can be broken down into two categories: mitigating risks and managing risks.
To mitigate risks, we need to look at what might go wrong and ensure that if it does happen, we are prepared to handle it. In most cases, this means having a contingency plan in place something that minimizes the damage if something goes wrong. When a risk needs to be managed, the next step is figuring out how best to deal with it.
13. What Are The Project Management Tools You Have Used?
I have used many project management tools in my career as Microsoft Project to create timelines and manage the resources needed to complete projects, as well as Trello to organize tasks and track progress. Overall, I am well-versed in all the vital management tools.
14. At Stryker, We Value Professional Development And Education. What Is The Last Learning Opportunity You Have Been Able To Participate In?
I am so glad to learn that you support continuing education. My last opportunity 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 to bring it back to my company for further discussion. This technology would help us be more efficient in many areas and help us be more efficient with our work.
15. Here At Stryker, We Have A Supply Chain Transparency Program. What Do You Know About This Program And Why Is It Important To You?
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 left with a happy feeling after reading about your organization’s efforts to ensure that materials are sourced from safe and humane places. It is necessary to consider all the environmental disturbances going on.
16. Have You Had The Chance To Give Back Through Your Work?
In many instances, I have rallied for patients who did not have the means to afford their elective surgeries and worked with my company to have the product donated, and then collaborated with the surgeon to have his physician fee waived to provide access to our therapy for less fortunate patients.
17. In The Medical Device Industry, There Are Many Acronyms To Learn To Understand The Business. What Are Some Strategies You Have Used To Acclimate Quickly When You Have Started A New Job In The Past?
I am a list person and will write down any term or acronym about which I am unaware and review it at the end of the day. I am also a big fan of Google and will look it up as soon as possible. If it is complicated, then addressing it with my team is the best choice.
18. At Stryker, We Believe In Quality First In All That We Do. Do You Have Any Formal Training In Quality Initiatives?
I have more than 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical sales. This industry is highly regulated, and I have been trained in compliance ethics yearly since the start of my career and look forward to continued education opportunities to build my career with Stryker.
19. Stryker Is Highly Incorporated With US And Global Partners On Teams. How Have You Navigated This Kind Of Environment In The Past?
I am a firm believer in resource utilization. With changing schedules and complex issues arising at all moments of the day, strong communication with my leadership and local teams is the key to success in all facets of territory management.
20. How Do You Ensure That You Are Accountable For Your Word In Following Through On What You Say You Will Do?
In my current role, being responsible for not only my position customers and my physician customers but the patients for that we perform the procedure. With such a large client base, an extreme organization is main; we implement calendar invites, and daily calls to coordinate all personnel in the territory. And through very open conversation, make adjustments as needed. I stay accountable by implementing and fulfilling timelines for actions.
21. Have You Been A Part Of A Corporate Merger Or Acquisition In The Past?
While I have not been a part of a merger there was a time when my work was involved with a start-up company that was in continuous growth. In an environment such as this, there can be a lot of chaos as everyone is playing their part to implement new initiatives that can be in constant flux.
22. How Will You Earn The Trust Of Your Coworkers And Managers At Stryker?
I will earn the trust of my coworkers and managers by being a reliable, hard-working team player. I aim to be eager to learn and improve; knowing that the best way to do this is to ask questions. I also try to make sure, to be honest about my strengths and weaknesses, and if there is something unknown to me the best thing to do is find someone who knows right away so they can help me learn it.
23. Stryker Values Customers Highly. How Would You Handle An Angry Customer?
I would handle angry customers by first acknowledging their frustration and then trying to find out why they are angry. Once this is done, I will apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding on my part, and then try to find a solution to their problem in a way that benefits both parties.
24. What Experience Do You Have Working With Regulatory Bodies?
I have experience working with regulatory bodies in many capacities, ranging from regulatory consulting to direct engagement with regulators. As a consultant, I have worked with clients to develop strategies to ensure that their products are compliant with all applicable laws. It is also necessary for businesses to understand how regulations affect them, so they can make informed decisions about how best to meet those regulations’ requirements while still achieving their goals as an organization.
25. In Your Line Of Work, What Interests You About Coming To Work In The Medical Devices Field?
I think the medical devices field is exciting, it is something I am very passionate about and it is something that if the product is developed well will increase the quality of life to help sustain life, depending on the risk-benefit profile of the device that is offset by quality by design and the innovation of the team.
These are some frequently asked questions at Stryker and help give candidates an overview of the company and its principles. The questions also give you an idea of the type and level of questions you’ll get at Stryker.