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Abbott Labs Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
153 Interview Reviews

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Rochelle, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Rochelle, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abbott Labs in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met R&D director at a job fair at a conference. He/she was very interested and asked me to email a resume.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't really look into interviewing ethics, but I was asked a few illegal questions. I was asked if I were married and whether or not I was a US citizen.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered a lower salary than I expected with potential for more money if I met certain conditions. I told them I had another offer, and they guaranteed that I will receive the extra money even if I didn't meet those conditions.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Abbott Labs in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I came through a temp service so I had to interview with the temp service and then my would be manager. It was fairly easy but I do think I interview well due to my personality.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing to difficult. The Hewitt Associates interview was much worse.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough followup by the HR- from calling to emailing, the recruiter contacts you about every detail, which is really great in my opinion. From reserving the flight to details of the orientation, Abbott HR contacts you weeks in advance of the start date! They offer paid stay in Marriott courtyard during the 3-month internship, and grad students can get their own studio there. Many perks to being an intern at abbott.

    Interview Questions
    • What were the most challenging projects you worked on, and how did you solve it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I first got a call from HR and they scheduled a time and date for the interview. I then had a telephonic conversation with the HR representative which lasted for around 30mins. It was a behavioural interview which comprised of normal questions like cite an example of leadership or tell us how you came up with your own idea of trouble shooting something or what sort of a position you are looking for. Then I got a call one week later to interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager did not ask me that many questions. He was friendly just wanted to know about my technical skills and what research projects i was working on. It was totally a technical interview. Then he said they will call me for an onsite but I have not heard back from them,

    Interview Questions
    • cite an example where you came up with something new or a solution.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    District Business Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 5 interviews all based on behaviorial questioning.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    QC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Abbott Labs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had phone interview with manager and was offered job over the phone, had 1-1 interview before I started to discuss the job in more depth but at that point I had already been hired. I was hired as a contract employee from Manpower (Abbott offered me the job, then sent my info to Manpower Professional- I was never hired directly by Abbott).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Abbott Labs in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for Abbott opportunities can be endless. I first received a call from Abbott HR for prescreening. She had went over the job posting description. I then tried to explained my professional experiences and tried to relate why I fit for the position. At the end of the call I was told to send 3 references and the next step would be onsite interview. It took well over 1.5 week to be called in for onsite itnerview.

    Interview Questions
    • When you are in a meeting, participants are not cooperating, what do you do to bring people back on track?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Abbott Labs in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewd with 5 people over 2 days. Staff was very professional, asked many good questions and talked about the position and working with abbott. Some standard HR questions, weaknesses, strengths, tell me about confilct, tell me about projects, tell me about bending rules. Also, toured the facility, talked a little about benefits. The employees all seem to be very happy about working for Abbott and this location. Apparently it is a good site to build tenure and you have alot of lateral movement across divisions and projects so you will not get bored. There is career advancement potential and the benefits are fantastic.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you had to change direction half way through a project and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a manager that you had a hard time with and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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