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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at AbbVie
Interview consisted of virtual meeting with peers and supervisors. Topics included current line of work and what I could contribute to the new company. Overall the interview process was detailed and very fair.
- What are you looking for in this position?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Latina, Lazio
I interviewed at AbbVie (Latina, Lazio)
Nobody got me a feedback after my interview. I needed to reach out the HR twice to get the final decision. I waited for more than 2 weeks. I think the need to improve this aspect and to not forget about candidates that are waiting!
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What people are saying about AbbVie
a year ago
It’s been 6 months since I joined Abbvie and I received a joining bonus of 10k (~8k after tax deductions). Now I plan to switch to other firm and I need to return joining bonus. So will I be liable to pay the actual amount 10k or the amount after tax deductions ~8k to AbbVie ?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlow, England
I interviewed at AbbVie (Marlow, England)
Informal. No structure. Unimpressed with clear lack of enthusiasm to contribute towards culture. A very clear Abbvie / Allergan divide. Nice offices but empty and devoid of atmosphere. Didn't get the sense a place you could thrive if you like to challenge the status quo.
- What do you know about Allergan?
Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AbbVie (North Chicago, IL)
I had three interviewers and a couple questions are behavioral in regarding to working in a high pace work environment as well as solving questions related to the lab and lab safety. I would also brush up on your organic chemistry knowledge. Also know what equipment they use in their labs and how to use the equipment.
- Q: Tell us how a (chemical component) looks. Q: How do you work well with others in the lab area and maintain lab area safety.
Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
I interviewed at AbbVie (Champaign, IL)
Very easy interview process. 30-45 minute chat with recruiter and team lead. Mainly behavioral questions and questions on past technical projects such as describing a difficult technical project you worked on. What were your learnings? What do you want to work on in the summer?
- Talk about a difficult technical project you worked on/
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barceloneta, PR
I interviewed at AbbVie (Barceloneta, PR)
Two interviewers and most of the questions were related to leadership and how to resolve situations about conflict in the lab. They were very knowledgeable and the interview lasted about 50-60 minutes.
- Are you willing to work under pressure and in a third shift?
Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AbbVie (Detroit, MI)
Be prepared to give real life examples of how you star : situation, Task, Action, Result. The more examples you can give with details the better. Think about how you handle a difficult situation, what transpired, what actions did you take, what were the results?
- Give me an example of a situation you found yourself in with a manager where you did not agree with their coaching.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
I applied online. I interviewed at AbbVie (Austin, TX) in Nov 2023
I went through 7 interviews and ultimately the manager decided on the other candidate. Each interview was strange and not cohesive. One of the interviews, the other regional manager told me that I needed to change my résumé and basically lie on it….. The actual hiring manager was extremely unprofessional in the communication from start to finish. During the 5th interview, she told me I would be interviewing with the district manager next. Several days went past the time she said she would reach out. Then she asked if I could meet at a Starbucks a few days after Thanksgiving. I ultimately had to cancel a trip to see my family during Thanksgiving so that I could be in town because flights were too expensive to change. I asked her the Friday after Thanksgiving when and where we were supposed to meet. She told me she would send me the address on a Sunday. Seriously. She sent me the address Sunday evening. It was a half an hour away. The next day I traveled there. She walked into the “pow-wow” (aka should’ve been a phone call) in jeans, a sweatshirt, and hiking boots. Seriously. It ultimately was a pointless conversation just to basically brief me on the following interview. It was unprofessional to say the least. I was BAFFLED. It gets more ridiculous if you can believe it. The following, and final, interview was over an hour and a half away. She wanted me to be there at 9 AM. It was during insane morning traffic, and a bad rainstorm. The most unprofessional thing about it was the fact that she didn’t even offer to reimburse me for my travel. Never has a company put me through this many interviews and this much travel, and not immediately offered to reimburse me for mileage. I had to awkwardly ask for it. Then, during the final interview, she went out of her way several times to tell me that I would have and answer the following day. She waited 5 days to finally call me. She even ignored a text message, asking if they had made a decision yet. Incredibly mean☹️ It was a drawn out interview process and for no reason. During the last interview, she made jokes about how many interviews she had put me through. She even made me list all of them to her boss. Her boss looked confused and a bit empathetic. It was a disappointing process. I believed this company was professional and empathetic to unemployed people. It left a really bad taste in my mouth and I will never try to interview for this company again.
- The basic generic & robotic questions. Expect to role play with a ridiculously easy sample product. It’s ridiculous
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid
I interviewed at AbbVie (Madrid)
Fue una entrevista cálida, el personal fue cercano dinde se formularon preguntas generales debido a que la posición era de internship. En general buena experiencia y volvería a repetir una entrevista en abbvie
- Destrezas, debilidades, experiencias del paso, háblame sobre ti
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pringy, Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes
I interviewed at AbbVie (Pringy, Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes)
Processus avec 2 entretien : Un entretien avec responsable RH et un avec manager avec des questions axées beaucoup plus de questions pratiques et techniques. L’entretien avec RH est un entretien classique avec RH avec beaucoup de questions et attitudes déstabilisantes.
- Questions classiques des qualités et défauts
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Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at AbbVie as 68.5% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.90 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Senior Account Executive and Product Specialist rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Clinical Research Nurse and Operations Assistant roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at AbbVie takes an average of 29.67 days when considering 618 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Planner had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas Global Trade Compliance Manager roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 120 days).
Common stages of the interview process at AbbVie according to 618 Glassdoor interviews include:
Phone Interview: 22.78%
One on One Interview: 20.54%
Group Panel Interview: 11.80%
Skills Test: 9.42%
Drug Test: 9.15%
Background Check: 8.95%
Personality Test: 3.12%
IQ Intelligence Test: 2.92%