Abbott Labs Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Microbiologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    The interview was a normal interview. The manager was laid back and easy to talk to. Several team members also participated in the interview and asked typical interview questions. Overall it was a laid back process.

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    QCTS Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Abbott Labs (Edison, NJ).

    Interview

    It was roughly 3-4 hours interview which has functional and cultural fit questions. It was 1:1 interview with Manager, Assistant Manager and Fellow members followed by HR. Every person took 1/2 hour at the most to interview and escorted me to other person's office.

    Interview Questions

    • What will you bring on table? Tell me about yourself? What are difficult situation you have faced and how did you handled it?   Answer Question
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    Senior Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Abbott Labs (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    The onsite interview process was laid back and the interviewers probed my current experience. The questions were standard electrical engineering questions. An offer was made the following week and HR didn't have a lot of room to work. Accepted the offer as job is golden in this metro.

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    Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs in June 2015.

    Interview

    From initial application to receiving an invitation from the HR to setup a phone screen took about 3 weeks. After the phone screen, it took a few days to hear from the HR again for setting up an in-person. Then everything just happened in the speed of light. I'd say from the submission to receiving an offer took exactly a month.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me one thing that your manager would like you to work on.   1 Answer
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview

    Was a standard interview process where you went to a meeting room and different people came in to interview. Interviewed with the manager and then a sr. manager.. I wasn't sure how the interview went but was offered the job after 3 months. The interview was long.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview had basic interview questions that you would expect in an interview. The interviewer basically wanted to see if you wanted the job and your drive.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview

    It took place over several weeks. Phone then Panel Interview, followed by a 1 on 1 interview. The interview were first from HR. Then Manager had a detail Interview. Technical interview by a technician.

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    Retail Customer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview

    I was hired from within the company, so there was no interview questions. My manager at the time just called me into their office and offered me the job. Everyday you work at your job is an interview.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Consumer Relations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview

    Very easy and fast. Sit down with an employee then move to a panel interview that lead to your typical interview question that lasted about 45 minutes. Very easy interview, they made you feel relaxed and welcomed. Very friendly staff.

    Interview Questions

    • Volunteer work and why did you pick that organization to work with.   Answer Question
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    Associate Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Abbott Labs (Abbott Park, IL).

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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