Abbott Labs Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
146 Interview Reviews

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    Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    You may first interview with a Personnel vendor such as; Manpower. Once interviewed with the direct company you will have a chance to tour the facility. Meet and greet other employee staff members then the talk about your experience etc all relevant.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This has all changed you can no longer be hired if you live in the US. Both Abbott and Abbvi are not hiring. They are contracting all IT work. Applying to these companies is a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone followed by one day onsite, mostly standard stuff. Hiring manager went into great extend to make me understand the roles and responsibility. Also the younger staff was forth coming with work environment,

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    CAPA QA Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    I have interviewed with the Abbott Nutritional plant in Alta Vista, VA twice. The first for a job that I had no experience with (production management), and the second for a CAPA QA position which I have a LOT of experience with. The first time I rotated around to several different people. The second time I was in one room with 4 different people. Both times the questions were from Targeted Selection.

    Interview Questions
    • I find all Targeted Selection questions hard because you have to give examples and there is a certain pattern to your answers that they are looking for. I find the question "give me an example of how you have been innovative" to be a hard one because what is considered innovative at one company may be common place at another company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. One round of interview on campus with a person from the management and an HR. Basic behavioral questions.
    They called back with response the next day, and invited people who got an offer to their site visit, which was great.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Abbott Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abbott Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Abbott Labs in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took about 10 weeks from applying to offer. I applied online and received a phone call about a week later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 10 minutes. Questions were basic- why work for Abbott, am I willing to relocate etc. About a week later I received an email scheduling me for an in person interview. This interview consisted of two panel interviews 30 minutes each with directors and program managers. About a week later I got a call saying that I made it to the next round of interviews. The 2nd in person interview was about half a day. I had 4-5 interviews with upper level scientists about 30 mins each followed by a 1 hr seminar about my previous research. I received a call about 3 weeks later informing me that I had been offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • I had a lot of questions about conflict resolution. How do you respond if someone gets angry and yells at you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did negotiate. It was pretty straight forward. The initial base salary offered was slightly lower but I got them to come up to the salary it wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Summer Worker Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It took awhile to hear back from them. It was very stressful.

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    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. It was already plenty of money per hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Logistics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough and straightforward. This was a very professional environment and all of the people I encountered were pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed my interactions with them and would have loved being a member of their team.

    Interview Questions
    • None, all were conducive to the posted position and the experience they were seeking to fulfill the requirements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waukegan, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waukegan, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    I had an in with the manager so I already came in highly recommended. Spoke to a project manager on campus, wasn't very formal. We just went through my resume and talked about job fit and expectations. The work itself was not too hard so not a lot of technical questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume at a University Career Fair. Was contacted a week later to have an on campus interview with a director and manager. Mostly behavioral questions and very laid back. The interviewers emphasized that they wanted to make sure I was a good fit for Abbott, and Abbott was a good fit for me, which was nice.

    Interview Questions
    • In ten years time at Abbott, what are three things you would have hoped to accomplished   Answer Question
    No Offer

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