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Abbott Labs Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
New Rochelle, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in July 2010.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Very Easy Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

Interview Details – 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 Question – Why did you get laid off at last company?   View Answer

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


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Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
Tampa, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2009.

Interview Details – 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 Question – what was your biggest success   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none. no negotiation


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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Canton, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2007.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

Interview Details – 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 Question – Why do you want to be a pharmaceutical rep?   View Answer

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