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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    There was a total of 4 interviews with the fifth one being the determining one with the presentation I had to give and all the questions were behavioral. The interviewer was very friendly and easy to talk to and what she was saying matched the positive notes of what others had said on here. She avoided the negative :)

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    • I was asked if there was a member of my team that wasn't working well what would I do? I said I'd have a talk with them and if they still weren't cooperating I would either do the job myself or outsource the services until i could figure out what was going on.

      This is the thing, in Sweden if someone is under permanent employment (ie over 6 months employment and has been offered a permanent contract) then it is very difficult to fire them. Even if I could fire said person I would first figure out why they were acting this way before taking action so it was obvious she didn't like my reply out I would outsource until further notice but I did not explain the legal procedure either.

      The interviewer did not know how to use Google Calendar either. She booked an appointment and everything was done via phone up until that point since she was calling me from the US to Sweden but she put a location in Sweden at the time so I thought she had moved up the face to face interview and to top it off she had asked for a PowerPoint presentation the day before and on 3 different topics so as you can imagine, I didn't sleep that night. I ran over the next day to the location and no one was there. I panicked and called her but no answer. She called me 15 minutes after to say it was just a phone interview and quickly changed that on the calendar as soon as we closed the phone. She did apologize for the mishap and since she did have a previous issue with Google it wasn't an issue.

      She ended the conversation with her saying, ''I look forward to meeting you next week'', and was awfully friendly. Two days later she emailed me canceling the final interview and said I didn't have the technical or clinical experience. I would have appreciated some real feedback as opposed to the generic answer just to see if I could improve.
       
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Abbott Labs Awards and Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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Website www.abbott.com
Headquarters Abbott Park, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (ABT)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue £10+ billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Roche, Sanofi-Aventis

Filling baby bottles and soothing aching joints are a habit for Abbott. Abbott Laboratories is a top health care products manufacturer. Its pharmaceuticals include HIV treatments Norvir and Kaletra, rheumatoid arthritis therapy Humira, and Lupron to treat endometriosis and prostate cancer. Its nutritional products division makes such well-known brands as Similac infant formula and the Ensure line of nutrition supplements. The company also makes diagnostic instruments (including tests and assays), vascular medical devices such as its Xience drug-eluting stents, and the... More

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