Abbott Labs Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2014
Updated Aug 2, 2014
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none. no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    First I had a brief phone interview, then I interviewed with 3 different managers at their offices

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Des Plaines, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Abbott Labs in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR a month after I had applied. They set up an HR phone interview and an on-site interview with the hiring manager. The HR phone interview consisted of the normal situational questions and why I want to work at Abbott, chose my major, etc. The on-site interview consisted of a one on one with the hiring manager who explained the technical aspects, and then a panel interview with peers of the position I was interviewing for who ask more situational/standard interview questions. I then was offered a final round interview with the head of the department. I haven't gone on this yet so we shall see.

    Interview Questions
    • Strongest quality/weakest quality?   Answer Question
    • Name a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alameda, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alameda, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Abbott Labs in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I first talked to a recruiter at a career fair, and I applied online on my university's career center site that night. Within a few days, I received an email telling me that I had an interview. About two days before the interview, I received a call asking if I could do a phone interview (which I did the next night). The questions asked were more behavioral questions ("Name a time where you applied something you learned in one of your classes outside of class." or "Give an example of a time you took a risk, and why you took it.") After the phone interview, I was told that I was to be interviewed in person the next day on campus. This interview seemed quite casual. The interviewer did not ask me much of anything, and mainly explained to me about what Abbott was like as a company. I received a call about a month later telling me that I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an instance where you took a risk. Why did you take that risk?   Answer Question
    • Name an instance where there was a conflict in a group you were working in. How did you go about resolving this conflict?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. This was an internship program.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Manufacturing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Lets face it. In the North people are not as nice to each other. I am okay with this most of the time but you don't usually run into this in an interview. The most senior person said something I was not sure how to take. He said, "I may not like you (my name) but could we work together?" To this day I am really not sure if that was an abstract question or not. When I met with a large number of supervisors one of them said in an accusatory tone, "Why are you wearing a suit?" I guess he thought I was trying to become his boss. In the face of such rudeness I could not help but tell him that if you ever interview in the south or the mid-atlantic even at my level you had better wear a suit or I guarantee you won't get the job. If you interview with them claim poverty and get them to come up with your travel arrangements. If you don't expect it to take a month or two to get reimbursed.

    Interview Questions
    • It was 2 years ago so I do not remember.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Basic day interview then email offer

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation or room for it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Corporate Auditor Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Plan to spend an entire day. Interview with three directors as well as at least four group members. The process consists only of 1x1 discussions, although that is managed by the STAR interviewing method. Interview personnel are objevtive and they get to the point. Everyone is very polite because that is the Abbott culture. Depending on the director you will be reporting to, the hiring decision may be made solely by that director or it may be made as a group consensus. Also depending on the situation, you may or may not get called back for a second interview - but you could get hired with just the single interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your biggest failure and what you did about it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was provides a very attractive offer, so I did not feel any need to negotiate. The salary range is wide, however, and it is based on the experience you have with auditing FDA regulated facilities. Recent experience and more direct experience will command a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Labs in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    several questions on the resume and research interests. Relocation consideration are also mentioned. First, a hr contacted me when i sent her resume, then a project manager gave me the phone interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Director Public Affairs Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  North Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for anything. Make sure you know something about the company and that you have at minimum looked at their website. Initially I had several phone interviews the the HR/Talent recruiter - who is actually contracted out. I had to prepare a written document and submit that prior to our phone interview. Then I had the initial phone interview (typical of most). The second phone interview consisted of Q & A. Then I had 1:1 interviews with staff in the department. It lasted about four hours. The last interview was with some senior department people. (It was down to three of us.)

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation that you define as a crises. What was your role? What was the outcome?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    District Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 5 interviews all based on behaviorial questioning.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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