Abbott Labs Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call that my resume was being considered, and that I was a perfect fit for the job. Within 2 weeks they scheduled me for an interview. They did not send me the extensive interview packet until 4 pm the day before the interview which I found very unprofessional.

    The interview was 7 hours (and I met with over 40 people) which I find excessive. The questions in the interview were very redunant, and the interviewers seemed unprepared, or inexperienced conducting an interview.

    Multiple times throughout the interview the conversation came out of the split up of Abbott, and the employees seemed very upset about it. I thought this was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • If you believe in a project you are working on, and your supervisor does not, how do you convince them to let you continue spending time on it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Systems Analystles Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Juan, PR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Juan, PR
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very difficult and with 5 people in 1 on 1 interview

    Interview Questions
    • Draw me in a paper the Health department system of Puerto Rico   View Answer
    • Tel me an experience were you could not achieve a goal from base . What did you did ?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - standard package for manpower contract employee - no option for a 20 year old contract !!!
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bahāwalpur, Punjab (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bahāwalpur, Punjab (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    First District Sales manager take interview then he referred to Sales manager then Training Manager and at the end Human resource department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be prepare about company,about job for which you are going to interview and your subject knowledge.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Information Technology Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Its a hit or miss as they look to hire weak candidates. If youre a minority you will need to be interviewed by a minority to get the job. The women seem to get into positions of authority

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You can't negotiate anything as a CONTRACTOR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two full day interviews with multiple people including senior management. First interview was with direct manager as well as other managers that I would be working with closely. When called back for second interview it was more relaxed for part of the day, lunch with co-workers to-be second half of day interview with high level management (directors).

    Entire interview process was planned out well, was given an itinerary with names and titles which helped.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions, very thorough and professional.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made a very reasonable offer and I accepted. I was offered exactly what I was seeking.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Dstrict Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Begins with a 30 minute phone screen by recruiter. Selected candidates then interview with Regional manager via phone for 30-45 minutes. 3-5 candidates advance to live interview with Regional Manager- typically 1-2 hours. May also include a panel interview with 2-3 other Regional Managers. Final 1-2 candidates receive a 1 hour interview with Regional manager before final offer is made.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important business risk if you have taken?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Overall, the HR team is diligent and thorough. The interviewer must be spot on, not once but numerous times throughout the interview process.
    1. Initial contact: Telephone interview
    2. Interview: with HR rep alone
    3. Interview: Depending on the schedules of the directors/asst. directors, you may have individual or group interviews consisting of (3-4). Each department has their preference.
    If it's an individual interview, each one will be scheduled for 45 min. You will go from one interview to the next. If it's a group interview, it's scheduled for 45-60 minutes.
    4. A call back for the job offer (in my case-took almost a week)

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were common, however they stress situational questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Abbott Labs.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was succint and informative. Very well-organized. I had a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy and short.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Therapy Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    firstly written exam then 3 round of interview then finally HR interview round

    Negotiation Details
    no negotitation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Field Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through a recruiter who then set up interviews with 2 district managers. The questions were more business strategy focused as opposed to sales. There were quite a few STAR questions. I was moved on to meet with the Regional Manager. The process took less than 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you strategize your business?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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