Abbott Labs Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Abbott Labs (Atlanta, GA) in October 2010.

Interview

Hired after top candidate did not pass RM interview. Phone screen, several interviews with District Manager and one other DM, then RM interview (1). Follow up was key and is why I was selected over 2 other candidates whom had MBA. Be hungry.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me when you made a mistake   1 Answer

Negotiation

The base salary and bonus were set prior to the interviews.

Other Interview Reviews for Abbott Labs

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Abbott Labs (New Rochelle, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Met with territory manager, then regional manager. Went through a head hunter. Took about a month. I went to training in Ohio for about three weeks. They paid for almost everything and the training was excellent. I really felt like I knew the product after the three weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were pretty straight forward. Why do you want to be a sales rep? Tell us about yourself and where you see yourself in five years..   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Abbott Labs (Tampa, FL) in April 2009.

    Interview

    SMART interview questions to experiences. How did you handle a time when you disagreed with your manager. How did you acheive your biggest success. how did you handle your peers. what would your friends say about you

    Interview Questions

    • what was your biggest success   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none. no negotiation

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Abbott Labs in February 2009.

    Interview

    Hiring process was phone screen, f2f with Regional Manager. Compared to similar companies, Interview was very unstructured and very easy. RM was very "old school" and didn't seem to even care as long as he filled open positions. Total interview time for f2f was less than half hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you get laid off at last company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    they started low, I negotiated up $10k on salary.

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Abbott Labs (Canton, OH) in March 2007.

    Interview

    The interview process with Abbott was very organized and moved very quickly. A friend of mine had me apply to the position and within a couple days of applying the District Manager called me and we had a phone interview at that time. We then set up a meeting place for the next day for a one on one interview. We met at a local restaraunt and conducted the interview there, the Distric Manager was very professional and helped make the interview more comfortable by offering a beverage or food before we started. He then went into some detail about how the interview would work; he would ask questions and was looking for my answers to be as specific as possible and at the end of the interview he would go into more detail about the position and give me an opportunity to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time where you had to sell an idea to a colleague or a boss. What was the sitution and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Abbott Labs (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    phone interview, full day assessment that was composed of 5 presentations including 2 group exercise, 1000 candidates, 120 interviewed, 30 was chosen for the full day assessment, and there were 2 vacancies

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Abbott Labs in January 2011.

    Interview

    This answer is in response to my former employer, I hired on 20 years ago, based on an ad in the paper for a "cattle call". Over 200 potential candidates looking for employment. I received offer 3 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be a pharmaceutical rep?   1 Answer
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