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Old 01-31-2008, 04:05 PM
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Question Gallup phone interview

Graduating college this May, in the process of interviewing with Stryker. I have the Gallup phone interview on Monday, and if all goes well they will fly me out to California. Suggestions anyone? Already I know they are looking for competitive, aggressive, leader, high ethics... anything else?

I appreciate the help!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:31 PM
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Do yourself a favor. Just be yourself and answer honestly with good powerful examples.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:09 PM
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Do yourself a favor. Just be yourself and answer honestly with good powerful examples.
This is good advice. There is no right/wrong answers just a an interview to uncover what your strengths are and how they relate to Stryker. So don't worry and be yourself. It's no big deal.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:42 PM
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Graduating college this May, in the process of interviewing with Stryker. I have the Gallup phone interview on Monday, and if all goes well they will fly me out to California. Suggestions anyone? Already I know they are looking for competitive, aggressive, leader, high ethics... anything else?

I appreciate the help!!
what position are you interviewing for?

I would try to focus on leadership and competitive situations. high ethics means nothing.
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:11 PM
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I'm interviewing for both a marketing internship and/or a full time job as a med. equipt. sales rep. I have the gallup phone interview on monday, and if all goes well, they will fly me out to san jose to interview.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:13 PM
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wow # 6! you just blew the other responses out of the water! thank you so much for taking the time to help out a future co-worker. i really appreciate it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:38 PM
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just an update..

i just want to thank every one for their kind words and helpful advice. I had the gallup interview yesterday morning, and received a call a couple hours ago informing me that I did very well and that they will be flying me out to san jose in the next 2 weeks to interview at the headquarters with management and HR.

again, thank you for your help. the best advice was to be myself and answer truthfully with powerful examples.

wish you all the best.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:45 PM
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just an update..

i just want to thank every one for their kind words and helpful advice. I had the gallup interview yesterday morning, and received a call a couple hours ago informing me that I did very well and that they will be flying me out to san jose in the next 2 weeks to interview at the headquarters with management and HR.

again, thank you for your help. the best advice was to be myself and answer truthfully with powerful examples.

wish you all the best.

Marketing Associate or ASR?
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:20 AM
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:51 PM
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I just took this and I think I bombed it!!! Most stressful thing I have ever taken.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:45 PM
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Was it anything like what post #6 said? I don't remember those questions but it's been a long time ago.

What did you find so stressfull? Sorry that you had an unpleasant experience.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:50 PM
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I just took this and I think I bombed it!!! Most stressful thing I have ever taken.
probably lasted five minutes and he/she was more than likely all over the place with answers. NEXT.........
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:52 PM
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just an update..

i just want to thank every one for their kind words and helpful advice. I had the gallup interview yesterday morning, and received a call a couple hours ago informing me that I did very well and that they will be flying me out to san jose in the next 2 weeks to interview at the headquarters with management and HR.

again, thank you for your help. the best advice was to be myself and answer truthfully with powerful examples.

wish you all the best.
Imagine that! Something useful on CP! There is hope for humanity after all.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:55 PM
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what comes after gallup ?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:27 PM
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probably lasted five minutes and he/she was more than likely all over the place with answers. NEXT.........
Actually it was more like an hour and I think my problem was I wasnt specific enough. I havent received a call for a face to face yet so I'm assuming I'm out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:47 PM
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Hi Guys,
I have been reading this forum and has been quite helpfull. Im actually taking a gallup interview tonight sydney time 8pm for a management, leadership role. can anyone give me other examples that they asked?

all your help would be appreciated!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:56 AM
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These gallup polls are simply for lackluster managers to cover their butts. Thje less decisions they make the better. God forbid they hire someone that didn't do well on the Gallup and have to take some heat. On the flipside, if someone does well on the Gallup and they don't work out the manager can blame the gallup poll.

It's all about ass coverage and getting out of the blast zone.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:43 AM
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The Gallup survey is not a "pass or fail" affair. It is a personality survey to help determine whether, or not, you are likely to be a good fit with "company culture." If the Gallup survey determines that you are not a likely good fit with Stryker company culture, then you probably would not be happy working there.

Don't try to "game" the survey or manipulate the outcome -- doing so will skew your results and make it unlikely that you will fit the profile they are looking to fill, even if you actually are ideal for the job. By the way, if you are thinking about how to manipulate the outcome, then you probably will fit the targte profile. So play it straight and move on.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:51 AM
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The list of interview questions appearing several panels above is not a Gallup survey, it's a "behavioral/situational interview." To do well on a behavioral interview you need to have a credible explanation for every yes/no answer you provide.

If you phrase your responses in four parts

Situation (describe briefly)
Objective (what you were trying to accomplish)
Action (what you did to achieve the results you wanted)
Results (how did it turn out?)

Take you time with the answers. Ssk for a mintue or two to think about and sketch out your answers if needed.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:07 PM
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Last week I took a Gallop phone interview for an internal move at large Fortune 500 Company. This was a position within our Department (different Group/Section) which I knew and could perorm well.
I took the Gallop and Targeted Selection Panel Interview (with internal Mgmt) on the same day. The TS interview was with 3 Mgmt personel - 2 of which I had worked with in the past and had a good relationship with. I was all but given the Job as I exited the TS interview.
4 days later I was told that I didn't get the job. The next week I had a hour long sitdown with HR to review my Gallop results - they were quite a surprise to me and I can see why I didn't get the job. Many of my profile results were jaw dropping in disbelief & I'm not sure where I went wrong. Several of the weaknesses that were identified in the profile I prided myself on as strengths in the past - and believe it or not, they contradicted 3 of my 5 theme strengths as identified by my StrengthFinders34 results from 5 years ago. When I mentioned this to the HR Rep, I could tell that she becoming upset as she went to great lengths to defend both StrengthsFinders34 and the Gallop process.
I am definately not a slacker and have always received above average marks within the Company. I will be the first to admit that I was pretty stressed out during the Gallop Interview, but in my opinion, this outcome I question.
I really wonder just how accurate the Gallop Interview process is and just how many qualified individuals are rejected by the process.
I don't mean to freak anyone out, I just don't believe that the results that I received accurately represent my persona, ability, or predictability and my biggest concern is that this interview is now part of my permanent employment record...
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:36 PM
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If they ask you if you have ever smoked pot or beat off, do not say no, or you will be eliminated, because they won't believe you. The voice stress analyser will sound an alarm on their side.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:25 AM
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Last week I took a Gallop phone interview for an internal move at large Fortune 500 Company. This was a position within our Department (different Group/Section) which I knew and could perorm well.
I took the Gallop and Targeted Selection Panel Interview (with internal Mgmt) on the same day. The TS interview was with 3 Mgmt personel - 2 of which I had worked with in the past and had a good relationship with. I was all but given the Job as I exited the TS interview.
4 days later I was told that I didn't get the job. The next week I had a hour long sitdown with HR to review my Gallop results - they were quite a surprise to me and I can see why I didn't get the job. Many of my profile results were jaw dropping in disbelief & I'm not sure where I went wrong. Several of the weaknesses that were identified in the profile I prided myself on as strengths in the past - and believe it or not, they contradicted 3 of my 5 theme strengths as identified by my StrengthFinders34 results from 5 years ago. When I mentioned this to the HR Rep, I could tell that she becoming upset as she went to great lengths to defend both StrengthsFinders34 and the Gallop process.
I am definately not a slacker and have always received above average marks within the Company. I will be the first to admit that I was pretty stressed out during the Gallop Interview, but in my opinion, this outcome I question.
I really wonder just how accurate the Gallop Interview process is and just how many qualified individuals are rejected by the process.
I don't mean to freak anyone out, I just don't believe that the results that I received accurately represent my persona, ability, or predictability and my biggest concern is that this interview is now part of my permanent employment record...
So if I'm reading this right, you are admitting you are human??!!! The question should be

Can you do the job and why?


Reading this post depresses me. The Corporate World is so dehumanizing.

I'm surprised they don't ask "Would you leave your wife if the Company asked you to?"

You have to go to HR to explain your personality???
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:21 AM
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Face the fact's, some clown in upper management is related to the sales rep for Gallup. The program was pushed so that so and so could get a nice hefty commision. nothing more.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:16 AM
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Just completed the Gallup phone interview. Here is what THEY told me they are looking for: fast, honest, courageous, team oriented, spontaneous, 1st reaction answers. Here are some examples of the questions. Mine lasted 35 minutes, recruiter said to plan for 45...

1. What do you enjoy most about selling?
2. Have you faced adversities in life? Give an example.
3. Are you a hard worker?
4. Are you flexible?
5. Describe an obstacle you have overcome to get the sale?
6. Define limitations.
7. Are you good with numbers.
8. Do you always struggle to be first?
9. Do you perform better than your peers?
10. Do you like yor peers to judge you by your numbers?
11. Define TEAM.
12. What does winning mean to you?

These are just a few of the questions I was asked. There is nothing to study for. The results will take 24-36 hours to compile and be sent over.

HOPE I PASSED!!!! I can't believe they weigh SO much on this test to say yes or no to moving forward.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:39 PM
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Marketing Associate or ASR?
I too am going to take the Gallop interview tomorrow. Any tips you can give me after you had the interview? What types of questions did they ask? Did you get the job?
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:32 PM
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The gallup test is based on a Nordstrom (sp) retail sales profile. It is 78% accurate, which means that even if you are great, you have 22% chance of not advancing in the interview steps. It also means that 22% that advance could be poor hires.
Question, if Gallup was a proven science, why does Stryker continue to struglle in all areas of innovation, sales, marketing etc ?
It is what it is. Good Luck to all.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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Describe a time when you helped someone exceed
Would you describe yourself as helpful and then elaborate.
Would you rather go with the flow or stick with the plan?
On a scale of one to ten

Are you organised? Example
Are you analytical?

Are you competitive?

Are you persuasive?

Example of when you persuaded someone to do something/ Tell me how you have influenced a decision.
How aggressive do you see yourself?

What are the qualities of a good manager?

What are the qualities you want in your team members?
Do you trust others to do your work?
Do you like to take on more work?
When are you happiest?
3 best qualities / 3 worst qualities
What is most important to you – work, people, ethics?
Would you consider yourself a hard worker?
Are you reactive or proactive?
Do you like to tell others what to do?
Do you prefer to lead a team or be part of a team.
Have you cut corners before?
Do you ever have to act around people?
Are you willing to put the company first?
Do you have certain core beliefs – what are they?
What does winning mean to you?
Do you believe in work life balance?
Are you good with number?
Have you faced advertises in life – give an example.
Do you make your decisions based on fact or intuition?
Do you ever outperform others? Tell me a time that demonstrates this?
Do people come to you for answers and why?
How important is it to you to be the best?
How important is it for you to be 'liked' by your peers? Do you think you should be liked at work? Is it important for you to be liked?
If I were to ask your co-workers to name two things they did and did not like about - what would that be?
What was one time you failed and how did it change you for the present?
What do you do in your spare time?
How do you juggle with multiple projects?
Do your friends consider you to be a good friend?
Did you acquire solid knowledge in anything for which your friends often come to you?
Do you prefer to be very perfect only in one area or you want to be good in all areas?
Tell us about one of your achievements which make your proud; both professionally and personally.
Do people think you are hard working – why?
What is your future plan?
Tell me a time when you maintained focus in spite of several distractions

Discuss a time when you were in a team environment and not everyone was completing their tasks? What types of things did you do to encourage this individual?

Do you ever feel like you have done enough?
What motivates you?
Are you sometimes forceful with other people?
Do you learn a little about a lot, or a lot about a little?
How many hours do you work in a week?
How creative are you? Exemplify.
Have you even been in a conflict?
If there is a problem on hand do you have alternate plans or lack of options?
If there is a collision between two parties, how will you solve?
Have you motivated anyone last week?
What is your reputation in your company?
Are you out of box thinker or logical thinker?
Are you innovative?
Can you take risk?
If you are unpopular in your team?
What you will do if lot of noise at work place?
If somebody says something behind you?
If you are too busy?
If you do not agree with your manager?
If your reputation is not good?
Can you work under pressure? Example.
Are you confident end of the day?
Overloaded with work and new responsibilities?
You want to join little successful project or more successful project?
Are you always busy? Why?
How to beat a target?
How will you plan your day?
What will you prefer long term or short term goals?
Do you like recognition of your hard work?
Do you need a manager?
Do you think most people are dishonest?
How can you tell if someone is dishonest?
What makes you a professional?
Do live to work or work to live?
Are you a quick thinker
Give an example of quick thinking
Do you go the extra mile for a customer or work
Describe a time when you went the extra mile
Do you speak to people with honesty?
Describe a time when you spoke to someone with candour.
Do you consider yourself a person with common sense
Describe a person with common sense
Are you disciplined
Do you think that discipline helps you to be efficient and why
Do you have problem solving skills
Give a recent example of when you used problem solving skills
Do you do what is right even when faced with opposition
Give an example of when you did what was right in the face of adversity
Have you ever changed your personal life to accommodate your professional life
Describe a time you changed your personal life to accommodate work
How important is it to you to be the best
Do you think you accomplish more than others
Give an example of when you've accomplished more than others
Do you like you contests
Describe a contest you have been in
Do you keep up to date in your industry/field
How do you keep up to date in your field
Do you have good follow up skills
Describe a time when you followed up
Do you consider yourself good at persuading people
How do you persuade people
Do you come up with many ideas
Describe a time you came up with many ideas
Do you like a challenge
Describe a time you accepted a challenge
Do you challenge others
Describe a time when you were the best at something
Do you keep promises
Describe a time you kept a promise
Why is it important to you to keep a promise
Are you a rapid learner?
Tell me about something you've learned recently?
Have you ever stood up to someone more important than you?
Is there anything else you would like to add at this point to better help us make our decision
Define quality customer service? What does customer service mean to you?
What is the difference between teamwork and a results oriented team?
Define team? / What does team mean to you?
What is the difference between teamwork and a results-oriented team?
Define limitations?
How do you define common sense?
How do you define success?
Define integrity.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:07 PM
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I had a job interview with Gallup a few weeks back and I have never seen anything so dull and unfocused. The interviewer was reading a text and felt like at one point was falling asleep. I have no idea how they choose their people because the interview gives only 5% chance to present yourself as a qualified candidate. How do they link answers to qualifications and the job applied for would be interesting to know, but I think that they choose the person based on his so called “personality.” If you present yourself like a cut-throat corporate capitalist they will hire you because it’s a corporation and the online and the interview questions are aimed at finding out how greedy and materialistic a candidate is.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:00 PM
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actually Gallup was not that professional based on my experience. They called about one hour earlier than the scheduled time and the interviewer obviously has no idea she got the time wrong.

When they called to arrange the interview, the person told me the interviewer will be a "he" from HK, but actually the call was from a girl in Beijing. They said it's going to last 70 minutes, but the girl can't wait to finish as soon as it reaches 45 minutes...agree that she's reading texts and was not that focused.

I scored high in "self-motivation" and "commitment", but very low in contribution in a team-set, which was a shock to me because I won many awards in recognition of my contribution at my work, both internally and externally.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:06 PM
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The list of interview questions appearing several panels above is not a Gallup survey, it's a "behavioral/situational interview." To do well on a behavioral interview you need to have a credible explanation for every yes/no answer you provide.

If you phrase your responses in four parts

Situation (describe briefly)
Objective (what you were trying to accomplish)
Action (what you did to achieve the results you wanted)
Results (how did it turn out?)

Take you time with the answers. Ssk for a mintue or two to think about and sketch out your answers if needed.
You forgot T for task (STAR) Sit, Task, Action, Result.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:08 PM
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You all need to better understand the role that the Gallup interview has in the hiring process. It is not a pass/fail determiner, but rather another selection tool in the process. Those of you very negative about it need to understand that it simply means that you are not a fit for the role ... It is clear that you didn't get a role you were looking for and are blaming this particular time-tested, statistically backed interview. No, I am not from Gallup and I am not a kool-aid drinker either. However, I have been in management for over thirteen years, spanning several companies. Until I experienced the Gallup interview as a hiring tool, I never really understood what was missing from the interview process and why candidates who seemed perfect and interviewed well didn't succeed at the job. It is all about each person's particular talents and how that meshes with the role. If someone needs to feel part of a team, they will be miserable working on their own and vice versa. Many people think they want to be a manager because they think that is the natural career progression and that everyone can learn to be one. Not true! Many people are not cut out to be managers and don't like to direct others or be responsible for the results of others. Thus, putting them in a manager role will make them miserable and they won't succeed. But they likely will never know why unless they have insight from their Gallup profile because they have been conditioned to want to move to manager. Having Gallup as a resource makes a huge impact in the ability to find the right person for very different roles.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:52 PM
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Well said.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:01 AM
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Well said.
Kind of... My company also uses Gallup (ortho company, using the same interview as Stryker and using the results in a similar fashion). I have also long believed and even told others who feel dejected by the process that it's not necessarily a bad indicator for them but that they should just be happy that they weren't selected for a role for which they probably wouldn't have been an ideal fit and wouldn't have been happy in anyway. i.e., No hard feelings - it's just business. That said, I disagree that Stryker (and even my company) don't use this as a pass/fail test. As a hiring manager I have clear insight into this interview and what the results look like - they are very subjective. You don't get a pass/fail grade, or even an overall letter grade or anything like that. Rather, the results rank your percentile (as judged - subjectively - by the evaluator who conducts the interview) as compared to all others who've taken the interview in a number of different categories - generally speaking, it's categories that would indicate your aggressiveness and motivation, creativeness and ability to build relationships, workstyle, etc. I have seen numerous situations where this ends up becoming a stand-alone pass/fail decision maker
rather than taking this in combination with all the other data on a candidate (past performance, interview assessments, etc.). Gallup can certainly help weed out less than ideal candidates, but it also equally weeds out very strong candidates if your HR group lets it (which seems very commonplace for those companies who've decided to use this tool).
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:28 AM
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I had a job interview with Gallup a few weeks back and I have never seen anything so dull and unfocused. The interviewer was reading a text and felt like at one point was falling asleep. I have no idea how they choose their people because the interview gives only 5% chance to present yourself as a qualified candidate. How do they link answers to qualifications and the job applied for would be interesting to know, but I think that they choose the person based on his so called “personality.” If you present yourself like a cut-throat corporate capitalist they will hire you because it’s a corporation and the online and the interview questions are aimed at finding out how greedy and materialistic a candidate is.
sour grapes
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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I was getting a blowjob when I did the Gallop and was given tremendous feedback.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:22 PM
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How come the reps at Stryker all look alike?
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:24 PM
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They talk about this "test" that indicates you don't care about your family, you have no core values, you bounce checks you are a great fit for Stryker.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:55 PM
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Just be positive and out going and act like a sales person with alot of "woo" and you'll do fine. It's just another point of triangulation for SYK when they interview. Unfortunately, they rely too much on it, but hey, that's Stryker!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:23 PM
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sour grapes
F@!$ commerce!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:06 AM
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You all need to better understand the role that the Gallup interview has in the hiring process. It is not a pass/fail determiner, but rather another selection tool in the process. Those of you very negative about it need to understand that it simply means that you are not a fit for the role ... It is clear that you didn't get a role you were looking for and are blaming this particular time-tested, statistically backed interview. No, I am not from Gallup and I am not a kool-aid drinker either. However, I have been in management for over thirteen years, spanning several companies. Until I experienced the Gallup interview as a hiring tool, I never really understood what was missing from the interview process and why candidates who seemed perfect and interviewed well didn't succeed at the job. It is all about each person's particular talents and how that meshes with the role. If someone needs to feel part of a team, they will be miserable working on their own and vice versa. Many people think they want to be a manager because they think that is the natural career progression and that everyone can learn to be one. Not true! Many people are not cut out to be managers and don't like to direct others or be responsible for the results of others. Thus, putting them in a manager role will make them miserable and they won't succeed. But they likely will never know why unless they have insight from their Gallup profile because they have been conditioned to want to move to manager. Having Gallup as a resource makes a huge impact in the ability to find the right person for very different roles.
Thanks gallup sales rep. Just be honest and tell everyone you sold a bunch of half-wit managers with no real world experience or leadership skill a goofy psycho-babble test that probably isn;t predictive but allows a "Manager" to check a box on an applicant.

If the people hired do well on the test and make money for the company is that because the test worked or because the company got lucky.

Bill Gates couldn't get hired by Microsoft. Think about it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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Thanks gallup sales rep. Just be honest and tell everyone you sold a bunch of half-wit managers with no real world experience or leadership skill a goofy psycho-babble test that probably isn;t predictive but allows a "Manager" to check a box on an applicant.

If the people hired do well on the test and make money for the company is that because the test worked or because the company got lucky.

Bill Gates couldn't get hired by Microsoft. Think about it.
I went thru the interview process with Stryker and was blocked by the Gallup Interviewer several years ago, I have over 10 years successful sales management & leadership experience in medical devices and continue to exceed expectations on a yearly basis. Senior leadership from past companies call me with new opportunities all the time. As I interview Stryker reps in my current role, I often wonder how much talent they've left on the table with this outdated gallup garbage. There are many flaws in the process...one of them being the interviewers do not clarify their questions. For instance, "what do you think about reps who are Prima donnas?"....what a bullshit question to have in this type of setting when you can not clarify the situation. Obviously, you want team players, but if someone is a top performer who is exceeding their goal, but suffers a bit from the "it's all about me" syndrome, then it's up to the manager to turn-around that top performer into a team player. Before you fire them, some people can be molded and changed. It's up the leader to help pave the road for success. The interviewer lack of ability in clarifying or capturing those different scenarios is a MAJOR FLAW! Anyhow, I'm very happy I did not end up working for an organization that relies so heavily this criteria.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:27 AM
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I went thru the interview process with Stryker and was blocked by the Gallup Interviewer several years ago, I have over 10 years successful sales management & leadership experience in medical devices and continue to exceed expectations on a yearly basis. Senior leadership from past companies call me with new opportunities all the time. As I interview Stryker reps in my current role, I often wonder how much talent they've left on the table with this outdated gallup garbage. There are many flaws in the process...one of them being the interviewers do not clarify their questions. For instance, "what do you think about reps who are Prima donnas?"....what a bullshit question to have in this type of setting when you can not clarify the situation. Obviously, you want team players, but if someone is a top performer who is exceeding their goal, but suffers a bit from the "it's all about me" syndrome, then it's up to the manager to turn-around that top performer into a team player. Before you fire them, some people can be molded and changed. It's up the leader to help pave the road for success. The interviewer lack of ability in clarifying or capturing those different scenarios is a MAJOR FLAW! Anyhow, I'm very happy I did not end up working for an organization that relies so heavily this criteria.


its a battle betweem HR and sales leadership at Stryker. If you recognize talent, you (the sales leader) , should nix the HR 'moonies'.
Did you know that the gallup interviewers get paid by the number of interviews they conduct ?? (why do you feel so rushed)
As far as outdated, yes, the porfile is based on a retail Nordstom sales clerk profile !!
The hit rate for a gallup proflie is 78%. Or, in other words they loose 22% of good candidates.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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its a battle betweem HR and sales leadership at Stryker. If you recognize talent, you (the sales leader) , should nix the HR 'moonies'.
Did you know that the gallup interviewers get paid by the number of interviews they conduct ?? (why do you feel so rushed)
As far as outdated, yes, the porfile is based on a retail Nordstom sales clerk profile !!
The hit rate for a gallup proflie is 78%. Or, in other words they loose 22% of good candidates.
Thank you, that makes sense. Just imagine the growth they're missing out on if just ONE of the 22% blows out their numbers on a yearly basis. Now factor in the rest and you've got millions of dollars left on the table.

I guess that's why some say HR stands for "Hindrance to Revenue". Senior leadership needs to step up and put this to rest. HR needs to understand their role and allow sales leaders do what they do best!
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:37 PM
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Anyone can game a test. I taught behavioral interviewing for years and now, even college kids are learning how to game this process.(STAR)

Bottom line? those who have been successful in the past are likely to be successful in the future. why? they have been thru obstacles, dealt with aholes/roadblocks, had to get up after getting knocked on their a-- and still were able to be successful.

Sound like sales to anyone?

Much more time and effort should be spent on emotional intelligence testing as its far more indicative of what skills are needed to be successful in life.

If a person has empathy, persistence, confidence, social awareness, is knows when to talk vs shut up, etc, they can do ANYTHING
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:37 PM
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Anyone can game a test. I taught behavioral interviewing for years and now, even college kids are learning how to game this process.(STAR)

Bottom line? those who have been successful in the past are likely to be successful in the future. why? they have been thru obstacles, dealt with aholes/roadblocks, had to get up after getting knocked on their a-- and still were able to be successful.

Sound like sales to anyone?

Much more time and effort should be spent on emotional intelligence testing as its far more indicative of what skills are needed to be successful in life.

If a person has empathy, persistence, confidence, social awareness, is knows when to talk vs shut up, etc, they can do ANYTHING

Exactly! Their test is flawed!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:48 PM
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I just got a rejection letter after tree interviews and the written test of Gallup. The funny thing about it is that I will never know nor will I have an idea of why I did not get the job. There is no rapport with the interviewer and I think that is fine as I don't believe they truly cared, actually a few times I asked her to repeat the question and she got mad at me. I believe they do the test in order to gather data to be used for other purposes. The behavioral questions stressed mathematical background which I do have as one of my majors was physics in school and I worked as a data researcher for few years after college so there should be no doubts of my mathematical skills. I guess its bad Karma for all the times that I have hung up phones when people call me from research firms at the house. My wife believes I went a bit over board when I explained fractals in one of my answers when she asked about mathematical proficiency which to me seem a quite normal everyday occurrence in my job. I'm truly completely neutral about the process but I guess the feeling is mutual as I do not feel that a company that recruits based on these tests should be good to work for in the long run.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:37 PM
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I interviewed with Stryker probably 15 years ago and they used gallop then. I faired poorly and took a job with Glaxo. While it is pharma I was presidents club 7 of my first 1o years in the industry. Ironically Gsk now uses a very similar gallop survey on a quarterly basis to figure qtly-semi annual bonuses. In general the sales teams find this very demoralizing but it is our sales model today. We have been on this model with constant test taking for about 18 months. I find the advice on this thread very accurate.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:14 AM
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You should see the Gallup interviewers profiles. Those people are freaking nuts. Any corporation using them have gauranteed ethical issues at the top. They weed out people they think will be whistle blowers. Ever heard of World Works? My interviewer was a part of that cult... Ask questions to fuck with them and watch them unwind.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:36 AM
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I did one of these, just imagine you are an asshole, 'should you follow rules at all times or break them to get what you want'....hell yes.
I kid you not, that is what will pass this interview, answer along those lines, no wondering we have stuff along the lines of the DOJ ruling the other year!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:42 PM
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Just tell then that you will hit quota, even if you have to push down a few old ladies at the end of the month. "Slam a gamma in your gramma"
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