Abbott Labs Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2014
Updated Aug 2, 2014
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    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    This has all changed you can no longer be hired if you live in the US. Both Abbott and Abbvi are not hiring. They are contracting all IT work. Applying to these companies is a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Phone followed by one day onsite, mostly standard stuff. Hiring manager went into great extend to make me understand the roles and responsibility. Also the younger staff was forth coming with work environment,

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Logistics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough and straightforward. This was a very professional environment and all of the people I encountered were pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed my interactions with them and would have loved being a member of their team.

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    • None, all were conducive to the posted position and the experience they were seeking to fulfill the requirements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Abbott Labs in May 2010.

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    I came through a temp service so I had to interview with the temp service and then my would be manager. It was fairly easy but I do think I interview well due to my personality.

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    • Nothing to difficult. The Hewitt Associates interview was much worse.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Abbott Labs in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview. The interviewer flew up from Los Angeles. I assumed he only stayed one day since I never saw him again. The interview was fairly easy, but it seemed like he didn't know much about technical writing or CAPAs.

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Abbott Labs in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took about 10 weeks from applying to offer. I applied online and received a phone call about a week later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 10 minutes. Questions were basic- why work for Abbott, am I willing to relocate etc. About a week later I received an email scheduling me for an in person interview. This interview consisted of two panel interviews 30 minutes each with directors and program managers. About a week later I got a call saying that I made it to the next round of interviews. The 2nd in person interview was about half a day. I had 4-5 interviews with upper level scientists about 30 mins each followed by a 1 hr seminar about my previous research. I received a call about 3 weeks later informing me that I had been offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • I had a lot of questions about conflict resolution. How do you respond if someone gets angry and yells at you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did negotiate. It was pretty straight forward. The initial base salary offered was slightly lower but I got them to come up to the salary it wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    CAPA QA Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

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    I have interviewed with the Abbott Nutritional plant in Alta Vista, VA twice. The first for a job that I had no experience with (production management), and the second for a CAPA QA position which I have a LOT of experience with. The first time I rotated around to several different people. The second time I was in one room with 4 different people. Both times the questions were from Targeted Selection.

    Interview Questions
    • I find all Targeted Selection questions hard because you have to give examples and there is a certain pattern to your answers that they are looking for. I find the question "give me an example of how you have been innovative" to be a hard one because what is considered innovative at one company may be common place at another company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. One round of interview on campus with a person from the management and an HR. Basic behavioral questions.
    They called back with response the next day, and invited people who got an offer to their site visit, which was great.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Summer Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

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    It took awhile to hear back from them. It was very stressful.

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    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. It was already plenty of money per hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Rochelle, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Rochelle, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met with territory manager, then regional manager. Went through a head hunter. Took about a month. I went to training in Ohio for about three weeks. They paid for almost everything and the training was excellent. I really felt like I knew the product after the three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty straight forward. Why do you want to be a sales rep? Tell us about yourself and where you see yourself in five years..   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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