I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Vascular.
Interview Details – converted from a contract position
Interview Question – behavioral questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in August 2013.
Interview Details – Pretty much exclusively behavioral interview for me. Standard STAR questions "tell me about a time...". Reviewed resume and walked through my resume and technical work a little bit. Others had more technical reviews, but I was a former intern (who are generally given preferential treatment). 4 interviewers in one day, 30 minutes each.
Interview Question – What is the riskiest decision you've ever made Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Abbott Vascular.
Interview Details – Got an interview from a career fair at my University. Interview was the next week. Interview lasted about 30 minutes and was purely behavioral.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in June 2013.
Interview Details – You''ll meet a bunch of people & be brought in as a contract worker for a year to four years.
Interview Question – None really, they are trying to keep contractors as spares because the turnover is astonishing. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They will giv you an offer & expect you will accet it because it's ABBOTT.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Vascular.
Interview Details – be familiar with STAR style interview
Interview Question – no question is too difficult Answer Question
Negotiation Details – if you have experience you'll have more leverage in negotiating. Otherwise what they will offer you is a competitive salary.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in June 2012.
Interview Details –
I was contacted by the recruiter from an online job application and was set up for an interview that consisted of three 1:1 interviews with a team lead, another employee and the hiring manager a week later. Each interview was to take about an hour each. The office was small and seemed tight knit and like a great place to work.
The interviewer started approx. 20 mins. late and team lead went over my background/experiences and informed me there were 3 different roles available which were all very appealing and different from the original "generic" posting.
The 2nd interviewer asked me some fairly straightforward behavioral questions and I made note that she did not take any notes. She prefaced the interview by saying she "really did not feel like asking the generic questions but had to." No problem. She talked about her experience with the company and gave them high marks.
The 3rd interviewer was the hiring manager of the dept. and did not have enough personality to fill a teaspoon; very hard to read. He asked a few behavioral questions without taking any notes as well. I asked what were the next steps in the process and was told they were looking to hire within the next few weeks and would let candidates know if they would move forward or not to the next step within 7 days. A week later I contacted the recruiter and was told there had not been a decision made. I waited another 3 weeks before leaving a vm for the recruiter and it was not until I emailed him about 2 days after that he responded that there was still no decision. Okay, I followed up with the hiring manager via email to see how things were progressing and received no response.
Everyone I spoke with seemed nice and raved about how AV was a great place to work. I understand they were trying to fill about 9 openings but has common courtesy gone out the window??? I would have appreciated a simple form email stating I was no longer considered, at least. Oh well...
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in February 2012.
Interview Details – Was very structured. Very organized.
Negotiation Details – Very well prepared. Willing to negotiate
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in December 2011.
Interview Details – The interview consisted of one day on-site with 5 people in the product team of various levels. Culture seems very collaborative.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to convince a superior your decision was the right one without data. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in November 2011.
Interview Details – Initial phone screen led to 1:1 interviews with 4 team members, including hiring manager. Both technical/science and generic behavioral interview questions. Advice to other interviewees: know your stuff for the particular area of R&D/engineering. Work culture is pretty typical: close within small group, and more distant in overall organization. I would say that Abbott is cooler than some other large medical device companies, but still lack the intimacy and nimbleness of start-ups.
Interview Question – Pretty typical questions: how do you deal with a difficult situation, greatest accomplishment, etc. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Abbott Vascular in February 2011.
Interview Details – Received an itinerary of the day, very organized.
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