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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company places strong emphasis on employee happiness

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    Major layoff's in the past few years resulting instability

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Abbott Labs Interviews

Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    My resume was internally passed onto to the employer by a contact of mine currently working in Abbott Diagnostics. I had an informal phone interview followed by an on-site interview. I had two back to back interviews with a 1) a group of the senior associate scientists and 2) the supervisors of the position. The team was extremely warm and not intimidating. I came in very prepared with a portfolio of my research experiences and they were impressed with it right from the start. The key was just being yourself. Abbott is looking to hire people not qualifications. The interviewer came right out and said they were looking for someone whose personality would fit into the team. I was asked some technical questions because this is a scientist job, but I had prepared for those and was not caught off guard by them. It is important to know your resume; they want to see that you actually did all the experiences you wrote about.

    One point of advice: Abbott park is very big and complicated. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find the building. I got to Abbott park an hour before my interview and that was the perfect amount of time because I did end up getting lost a few times trying to find the building.

    Some questions they really appreciated were:
    1) What does a successful year in the position look like?
    2) What brought you to Abbott and why have you stayed for so many years?

    Both questions got the interviewers really excited and ended the interview on a really positive note.

    They take a while to get back to you. I was told they would get back to me in a week but did not hear from them until 2.5 weeks later. I emailed the team at around 2 weeks to follow-up and see if they required references and then the next day received a phone call I had been offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time you were in a conflict with a superior at work and how you handled it?
      Talk about a time when you changed a process or practice at work and how you persuaded others to follow?
      What is the most important quality a scientist should have?
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Abbott Labs Awards & Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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Website www.abbott.com
Headquarters Abbott Park, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (ABT)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Roche, Sanofi-Aventis

Filling baby bottles and soothing aching joints are a habit for Abbott. Abbott Laboratories is a top health care products manufacturer. Its pharmaceuticals include HIV treatments Norvir and Kaletra, rheumatoid arthritis therapy Humira, and Lupron to treat endometriosis and prostate cancer. Its nutritional products division makes such well-known brands as Similac infant formula and the Ensure line of nutrition supplements. The company also makes diagnostic instruments (including tests and assays), vascular medical devices such as its Xience drug-eluting stents, and the... More

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