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Accounting Manager Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Abbott.
Interview Details – The interview went smoothly, but it took 6 hours. I was first contacted via email, then interviewed over the phone and then was invited for a face to face interview to the office. Everyone was very nice, it felt like a friendly conversation rather than an interview. Very professional, good vibe.
Reason for Declining – I received an offer from another company.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Abbott in January 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, the standard stuff. It took several months to hear back, but Abbott was spinning off Abbvie at the time, so it's understandable. Had a brief phone interview with the manager of the IT intern program. Very casual, great conversation. Received an offer at the end of our talk. Maybe 30 minutes total.
Interview Question – All the usual "tell me about a time when you were faced with a challenge" type behavioral questions. Answer Question
Logistics Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abbott in October 2011.
Interview Details – The process started with the phone call from the company recruiter. The interview was scheduled over the phone. I was interviewed by 4 people.
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
Summer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Abbott
Interview Details – Very great group of people. Interviewed on school campus with a dinner the night before. Joe and Sam were very helpful. They like you to have a lot of accounting AND finance classes planned.
Interview Question – When did you have to bend the rules and it was OK to do so? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Abbott.
Interview Details – Went through school campus fair. Talked to person at fair, got a phone confirmation, just to confirm dates for internship and face-to-face interview. Person on phone wasn't interviewer. Interview was non-technical, based on soft skills.
IT Professional Development Program (ITPDP) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source - interviewed at Abbott in August 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through completing an internship with Abbott. The interview was scheduled during the end of the internship and was a panel interview with three former ITPDPs and a facilitator. Fairly typical interview questions mostly situational/behavioral and also where do you see yourself in 5 years etc. We were given offers (or lack thereof) on our last day of the internship program.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had two people telling you conflicting opinions on how to handle a situation. How did you handle and resolve the situation? Answer Question
Senior Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Abbott
Interview Details – Hiring process - Works better if your resume can be submitted through internal contacts. The process starts with a interview by HR recruiter and questions are mainly to understand your personality, background, experience and compatibility. Next step could involve a phone conversation with the hiring manager or it could be a direct face to face interview. Interviews could be with up to four people in the team or across teams. Case interviews are a possibility.
Interview Question – Difficult case interviews Answer Question
Senior Analyst Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Abbott.
Interview Details – Interviews follow a simple methodology. Answer questions with Situation/Task, Action and Result. Looking for strong candidates in four major areas: teamwork, agility, innovation and loyalty.
Interview Question – Tell me about a project that didn't go well. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation. Take it or leave it.
Engineering PDP Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Abbott in November 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by phone for a phone interview that occurred the next day. That interview was followed about a month later with two interviews at headquarters, one with the PDP director, one with an engineering manager. I did not hear of their final decision until about three months later, although, at the time, the company was splitting into Abbott and AbbVie.
Interview Question – How do you resolve conflict? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Student Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott in August 2012.
Interview Details – It is very straightforward. If you have good background of their interests, it is much easier to get through.
Interview Question – I did not see any unexpected question. Asking about my background and how much I knew about each stuff. Answer Question