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Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    My resume was internally passed onto to the employer by a contact of mine currently working in Abbott Diagnostics. I had an informal phone interview followed by an on-site interview. I had two back to back interviews with a 1) a group of the senior associate scientists and 2) the supervisors of the position. The team was extremely warm and not intimidating. I came in very prepared with a portfolio of my research experiences and they were impressed with it right from the start. The key was just being yourself. Abbott is looking to hire people not qualifications. The interviewer came right out and said they were looking for someone whose personality would fit into the team. I was asked some technical questions because this is a scientist job, but I had prepared for those and was not caught off guard by them. It is important to know your resume; they want to see that you actually did all the experiences you wrote about.

    One point of advice: Abbott park is very big and complicated. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find the building. I got to Abbott park an hour before my interview and that was the perfect amount of time because I did end up getting lost a few times trying to find the building.

    Some questions they really appreciated were:
    1) What does a successful year in the position look like?
    2) What brought you to Abbott and why have you stayed for so many years?

    Both questions got the interviewers really excited and ended the interview on a really positive note.

    They take a while to get back to you. I was told they would get back to me in a week but did not hear from them until 2.5 weeks later. I emailed the team at around 2 weeks to follow-up and see if they required references and then the next day received a phone call I had been offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time you were in a conflict with a superior at work and how you handled it?
      Talk about a time when you changed a process or practice at work and how you persuaded others to follow?
      What is the most important quality a scientist should have?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    Got called by recruiter and went to the interview and answered various questions about my history.Talked to the trainer for the position, had a long discussion about my work experience and the specifics of the position and what the day to day related tasks would be for this position, was specified that it was only a contract opportunity. The trainer was really good at explaining the day to day tasks and what work had to be completed, provided a lot of information and worked with me for the work that had to be completed when the job started.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience you have concerning the job you are applying for?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    two interviews, one with manager, another is tech interview. then the HR connected me to tell me the offer, then i have to sign a lot of forms and take a test. just talked about your experience, not asked the tech problems.

    Accepted Offer
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    Information Specialist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    You may first interview with a Personnel vendor such as; Manpower. Once interviewed with the direct company you will have a chance to tour the facility. Meet and greet other employee staff members then the talk about your experience etc all relevant.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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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    IT Summer Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. It was already plenty of money per hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waukegan, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waukegan, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    I had an in with the manager so I already came in highly recommended. Spoke to a project manager on campus, wasn't very formal. We just went through my resume and talked about job fit and expectations. The work itself was not too hard so not a lot of technical questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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