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Top 25 Abbott Laboratories Interview Questions

Question 1 of 29
Why did you choose a career in the Pharma/Biotech industry?
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"I chose a career in Pharma/Biotech because I have always had an attraction to the study of medicine, and science, and the correlation between them. It's an ever changing industry which never becomes dull."
The interviewer would like to know what drew you into a career within their industry. Show the hiring manager that you have a natural attraction to this particular industry and that you're here to stay.
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Question 2 of 29
List 3 qualities that make you the best candidate for Abbott Laboratories.
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"I understand that this role requires stand-out skills in organization, leadership, and an energetic demeanour. I would say that these are 3 of my top skills, and I have many others! My references would attest to these skills as well."
After researching Abbott Laboratories you should have a strong idea of the qualities they admire most in their candidates. Discuss the qualities that will help you to stand out as a top candidate.
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Question 3 of 29
How many years have you worked in the Pharma/Biotech industry? What keeps you interested in our line of work?
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Question 4 of 29
What industry related changes do you foresee in the next 12 months?
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Question 5 of 29
How do you stay informed on changes in the Pharma/Biotech industry?
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Question 6 of 29
This position requires a minimum Bachelor's Degree in a science related field. Walk me through your post-secondary education.
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Question 7 of 29
If you could choose any special area of focus with Abbott Laboratories, which would you choose?
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Question 8 of 29
Would you further your post-secondary education to include a PhD in your field?
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Question 9 of 29
In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Biotechnology in the past 3 years?
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Question 10 of 29
In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Pharmaceuticals in the past 3 years?
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Question 11 of 29
If you could choose any area in your field to study further, which area would you focus on? How you do feel that would help you with a career at Abbott Laboratories?
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Question 12 of 29
Do you prefer to work with studies related to humans, animals, or plant life?
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Question 13 of 29
If you could research any particular disorder, disease, or illness which one would you choose, and why?
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Question 14 of 29
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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Question 15 of 29
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
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Question 16 of 29
When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?
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Question 17 of 29
Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
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Question 18 of 29
How does this position fit into your career goals?
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Question 19 of 29
Who would you say inspires you?
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Question 20 of 29
What work situations excite and motivate you?
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Question 21 of 29
How did you bring value to your last position?
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Question 22 of 29
How do you manage a large workload?
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Question 23 of 29
How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
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Question 24 of 29
When have you shown great integrity at work?
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Question 25 of 29
How do you define success?
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Question 26 of 29
Describe to me your ideal employer.
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Question 27 of 29
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 28 of 29
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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Question 29 of 29
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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About Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories is an American pharmaceuticals and health care products company. It has 90,000 employees and operates in over 130 countries. The company headquarters are in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded by Chicago physician Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888. In 2010, revenues were over $35 billion.

In 1985, the company developed the first HIV blood-screening test.[citation needed] The company's drug portfolio includes Humira, a drug for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, moderate to severe chronic psoriasis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Norvir, a treatment for HIV; Depakote, an anticonvulsant drug; and Synthroid, a synthetic thyroid hormone. Abbott also has a broad range of medical devices, diagnostics and immunoassay products as well as nutritional products, including Ensure, a line of meal replacement shakes; and EAS, the largest producer of performance-based nutritional supplements.

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