AbbVie Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
26 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very Standard process. They ask the basic interview questions. I met with 3 managers and an HR person. Took them about a week to give me an offer. I thought the offer was good but after I got hired I found out that a lot of people on my level were making a lot more money than I was.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Commercial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at AbbVie.

    Interview Details

    There were 5 steps, one to one, followed by a panel interview, then a numerical and verbal reasoning test. Interview with Departmental Director, finally an interview with product director. The offer then followed a few weeks later

    Interview Questions
    • What motivated my to buy a pushbike when I was 15?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior IT Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at AbbVie.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by Recruiter and she setup meeting with Hiring manager. Hiring manager contacted me after a week and he was late to the meeting. In the remaining time we had, we spoke about the role and how I could help his problems and build processes and capability. Waited for 3 weeks to set up one day face to face interview with 4 people. Again waited 2 weeks to get a call from Abbvie that I have been selected for next round. Waited again for 2 weeks to schedule final interview. Met with the VP and same folks again whom I had met in the first face to face. Waited again for 2 more weeks and I notified the recruiter about my displeasure in communications and how Abbvie which is trying to break free from Abbott is still very much a slow moving organization. I accepted another offer which was way better than Abbvie.

    Reasons for Declining

    Very slow in making decisions

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at AbbVie in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a recruiter and was invited to a phone interview within a week of applying online.

    Phone interview was 30 min long, nothing unexpected, done by the hiring manager and an associate in his lab. They provided a quick description of the job and what they were looking for followed by a number of questions regarding my technical lab experience and background.

    About 3 days after the phone interview the invitation for the onsite arrived. Scheduling went well and they put me up in a hotel across the street from their Worcester, MA site. The day began with a 60min talk about my research followed by about 10 interviews with people of various grades. Most of the junior staff were done in pairs for 30-60min, while the senior people interviewed alone but were shorter (20-30min). Questions typically centered on my talk and then expanded to why I wanted the positions. I found the junior employees were much more interested in asking me technical questions where as more senior people wanted to know more about my background and interests. Questions were difficult but always fair.

    After interviewing I followed up with a thank your email and asked for any feedback they were willing to give me. I received their response about 2-3 days later with some helpful feedback as to why they did not believe I was an ideal person for the position. Overall a very fair and educational experience, too bad it didn't work out.

    Interview Questions
    • My research background was quite different from the models and systems they were studying at this site, and thus questions regarding how my background could contribute to what they were doing were not unexpected but difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at AbbVie.

    Interview Details

    The interview was set up by a recruiting firm that I went through. It took a few weeks to set up the interview. I went in and 3 different people interviewed me separately. It was pretty basic. They asked about situations where I was faced with a difficult task/ challenge and how I handled it. They put a lot of emphasis on your organizational skills and ability to keep up in a fast paced environment.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you had an overwhelming amount of scheduling to do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    You Don't Want This Job Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They will treat you like a human being at first. They have no idea what they were looking for. They did not really ask me any questions, but they just went on and on about how much of a great place it was to work. After I decided to go forward with the interview process, I reached out to follow up. I heard back from them weeks later. They used a form email letter to respond to me after they have reached out to me when I wasn't looking. I would never work here.

    No Offer
  8.  

    MSL Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AbbVie.

    Interview Details

    pretty straight forward. it wasn't unique to any other company during the process. that is all i can say. I heard back right away with an offer. I really like the people on my team and that I met at the interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AbbVie in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial process was very quick. I was contacted for a phone interview swiftly and spoke with two of the hiring supervisors within two weeks of application. I was then selected for an in person interview and that process dragged on longer than expected. When I did finally meet with the hiring supervisor the interview went very well and I was highly impressed with the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any question that was unexpected. It was more of a conversation.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The hiring supervisor was pretty clear what the job was going to be and it ended up not being the job that I wanted.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews. I believe this was due in part to the poor weather during the time period of intern interviews. My recruiter said they would have flown me out to the North Chicago site to do the interviews, but the phone interviews were very casual and nothing to serious.

    Interview Questions
    • Very standard interview. Typical questions were asked about leadership activities and ways I handled a difficult problem. I would be very knowledgeable not only of your classes and extra-curricular activities, but how you conducted yourself in each of those scenarios.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation regarding pay. I did have three different start dates to choose from.
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Medical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at AbbVie.

    Interview Details

    After two phone interviews, I had one on-site interview that consisted of two one-hour group interviews (3 people each time). Each person was designated specific behavioral interviewing questions they had to ask. They all wrote down my answers describing each situation, action, and result. They also gave me the opportunity to ask them questions at the end.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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