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How we hire

Our team of talent acquisition professionals is always on the lookout for unique individuals who inspire us with their character and want to make a difference. We are interested in team members who will enhance our inclusive culture where everyone can contribute to their full potential, be accepted for who they are, and apply their talents to support our mission.

Our Method

The hiring process

Some processes may vary by country or job function, but overall, you can expect
the following steps when you consider a career with us.


Search open positions and apply online for those that align with your skills, experience, and career goals. If you're not ready to apply yet, you can always join the talent community.


The recruiting team will review your application and reach out for an initial conversation if your skills and experience match the position for which you applied.


You'll have a chance to meet with the hiring manager, team, and other potential co-workers. This step is vital to ensuring the right fit for you and for us.


You'll be notified about the hiring team's decision. If an offer is extended, your recruiter will explain the details so you can make a fully informed decision.


Once you accept our offer, you'll be guided through all the next steps. We want to make sure you have everything you need to begin a successful career at Intuitive.



As part of our hiring process, you will likely have an initial set of Zoom/Video interviews followed by an Onsite interview at our Corporate HQ in Sunnyvale or our local office. Here, you will meet face-to-face with some of our teams and tour our beautiful offices.

From your first interview to an offer to join us, the process typically takes about 30-45 days.

At Intuitive, your recruiter will always discuss a verbal offer with you before sending a formal offer.

Depending on the nature of your role and your location, you will be required to submit for a background check, drug testing, or sex offender registry, or to provide a record of current vaccinations.


Start by getting to know us. Below are some useful links that will help you “get smart” about Intuitive. We’d suggest starting with our introductory video and our quarterly/annual earnings webcasts, then browse our careers site and blog to get a deeper look at the work happening across our teams.

In terms of interview tips, you should know that during interviews we look for people who demonstrate our values and beliefs—Character, Capacity, Energy, and Experience. These are the four most important attributes we look for during the hiring process to identify if you’re a true match for our culture. You should come prepared with examples from your career and background that demonstrate these attributes. Also, ask your recruiter for any specific questions you should be ready to answer to skills you’ll need to demonstrate. Our best tip: Be yourself! We want to get to know the real you to see how you’ll be an asset to Intuitive.

Behavioral interviewing is interviewing based on your past experiences rather than hypotheticals. For instance, we might ask you, “Tell us about a time you received constructive feedback that changed the way you work.” Your answers will give us a fuller picture of your background and provide vital insights into whether you’re a good match for the role.

Consistent with Intuitive’s values and policies, and in compliance with federal and state laws, Intuitive provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please reach out to our HR Shared Services Team at to let us know if you are interested in opportunities at Intuitive and require an accommodation to complete a job application or to participate in any potential phase of the recruitment process.

We use Zoom for all virtual interviews. Depending on the role, you may be required to take skills-based assessments, give a presentation, or take a dexterity test.

After you interview our team will debrief, and your recruiter will keep in contact with you to outline what comes next, answer any questions you may have, and keep you informed on our timeline.

Job Application

The recruiting team will review your application within 5 business days—though if we’re especially busy, it may take a bit longer.

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Yes you can. Just make sure to review the requirements for each role to ensure you are qualified for each role you apply to.

No. But you can resubmit with the same email address and we’ll combine the two submissions into one.

It may mean we’re dealing with a high volume of applicants or working through the tail-end of the recruitment process. But don’t worry! Recruiters will update your status as soon as they can.

Work Flexibility

Yes! You’ll see “remote” noted in the job description. Note that in the U.S., we’re restricted from hiring for remote roles in some states.

For some roles, yes. For example, manufacturing associates and technicians are required to be on-site.  

Depending on the nature of your role, you may be required to show proof of COVID-19 as well as other vaccinations.

We offer free mental health counseling, virtual physical therapy, sick time, time-off, medical support programs, and medical benefits.  

Character, Capacity, Energy, Experience (CCEE)

The people we hire should demonstrate the values and beliefs of our CCEEs—Character, Capacity Energy, and Experience. These are the four, most important attributes we look for during the hiring process to identify if you’re a true fit for our culture.


Having courage of your convictions, standing for what's right—not who’s right, sharing praise, and accepting responsibility


Having a strong capacity to learn and grow and the ability to see patterns and figure out how to make progress


A willingness and excitement to put your capabilities to work in service of the customer and the mission


Applying your unique experiences to new situations, helping us think in new ways so we grow, together

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