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Do you work at Abbott Laboratories? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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Insider in Westborough, Massachusetts

90 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Abbott Laboratories? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?

If your a minority it helps a lot. They have hiring objectives that focus on meeting specific goals.

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Jason McDonald, M.D. in Palatine, Illinois

90 months ago

I highly recommend www.delta-pharma.com They are well networked with the pharma community in this area and can offer consulting opprotunities to get your food in the door.

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MumbaiMaven in New York, New York

90 months ago

How "real" are the jobs they advertise? They've been running the same ad for a patent lawyer for over a year now, so either the lawyers they are hiring keep quitting on them, or this isn't a real posting.

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g

90 months ago

sometimes a company will advertize and be patient until they find the right candidate, and not just to fill a head count.

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Beeny in Chicago, Illinois

90 months ago

MumbaiMaven in New York, New York said: How "real" are the jobs they advertise? They've been running the same ad for a patent lawyer for over a year now, so either the lawyers they are hiring keep quitting on them, or this isn't a real posting.

My guess is that they leave jobs that has been filled posted just in case they need to hire another person or they do not like the person that they hired. I applied for a job and got a response 3-4 months later. The company wanted me to fill out a questionaire and I did. It took me hours to complete. After all this work I got no response upon submitting.

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Russ in San Leandro, California

90 months ago

I was a contractor in their QA group in Alameda, it seems like that they want to fill the same position every 6 months or so to get a fresh mind to debug their software, but they will lose that 6 months of experience of the person they let go!?!

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Engineer in Fort Smith, Arkansas

89 months ago

This must happen a lot. I also got a pre-questionaire from Abbott, filled it out and then nothing. My thought at the time was that they were looking for someone who they could pay below what they are worth since one of the questions was: "What are your salary requirements? Base? Bonus?" I put what was typical for the position in the given location. Can't be certain though.

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I Got Hired. in Pflugerville, Texas

89 months ago

I applied through their website, got a call a month later, interviewed, filled out the long questionaire and got hired. They take their time in hiring to find the right person for the job. Excellent benefits...

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anonymouse in Columbus, Ohio

88 months ago

MumbaiMaven in New York, New York said: How "real" are the jobs they advertise? They've been running the same ad for a patent lawyer for over a year now, so either the lawyers they are hiring keep quitting on them, or this isn't a real posting.

Often, HR will post a position just to gather salary histories from external applicants, as a means to determine the market value of a position which they may or may not actually plan to fill.

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dbb_tyler@yahoo.com in Waukegan, Illinois

88 months ago

Jason McDonald, M.D. in Palatine, Illinois said: I highly recommend www.delta-pharma.com They are well networked with the pharma community in this area and can offer consulting opprotunities to get your food in the door.

Uh... dont you mean foot in the door?

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Paris in San Diego, California

87 months ago

Jason McDonald, M.D. in Palatine, Illinois said: I highly recommend www.delta-pharma.com They are well networked with the pharma community in this area and can offer consulting opprotunities to get your food in the door.

I would never take a recommendation from someone that can't even spell ("opprotunities" and "food in the door"?). That is pretty scary!!

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A penny in Winfield, Illinois

87 months ago

Filled out the very important questionnaire, was told I'd hear back right away, then nothing. Had all the qualifications. Found out later through a friend they don't want to pay or bring anybody on as a senior person. She's been there 20 yrs., they're expecting cutbacks again. Total waste of time.

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Sheila in Austin, Texas

86 months ago

I Got Hired. in Pflugerville, Texas said: I applied through their website, got a call a month later, interviewed, filled out the long questionaire and got hired. They take their time in hiring to find the right person for the job. Excellent benefits...

I live in Austin and have been trying to get into ABBOTT. I would love to talk to you. Could I have your email to discuss this issue??

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Megan in Chicago, Illinois

86 months ago

Paris in San Diego, California said: I would never take a recommendation from someone that can't even spell ("opprotunities" and "food in the door"?). That is pretty scary!!

Obviously you have spelling problems also opprotunities, I just think it was a typo, she gave her opinion and it takes someone like you to knock it down when your floor isn't squeaky clean either

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Software Manager in San Diego, California

86 months ago

Does the Temecula location normally fill most of open positions through referrals? I have been trying to get into Abbott (Guidant: pre-acquisition) with no luck.

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Billy Bob in Compton, California

86 months ago

I have not heard that to be the case. I had a friend who was offered a position as proj mgr from mil/aero. That's what I am hanging my hat on....

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Billy Bob in Compton, California

86 months ago

But then, most companies hire referrals since it costs less per hire....

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SalesA1

73 months ago

A penny in Winfield, Illinois said: Filled out the very important questionnaire, was told I'd hear back right away, then nothing. Had all the qualifications. Found out later through a friend they don't want to pay or bring anybody on as a senior person. She's been there 20 yrs., they're expecting cutbacks again. Total waste of time.

What is the "questionnaire" is it like a job application or does it ask behaviorial type questions?

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John in Los Angeles, California

72 months ago

Does anyone know if Abbott Labs requires a pre-employment physical or a drug test or both?

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Anonymos in Libertyville, Illinois

70 months ago

Yes, a drug test is required. (employed at ABT for 5 1/2 years).

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oO___Oo Smiley in Buffalo, New York

68 months ago

Anonymos in Libertyville, Illinois said: Yes, a drug test is required. (employed at ABT for 5 1/2 years).

Typically how many rounds of interviews it has for a position? (Not local candidate)

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Samantha Layne in Jupiter, Florida

67 months ago

Would someone be able to tell me what the general starting salary Abbott is looking to offer for a Regional Lead Clinical Research Associate for someone with 18 years experience, or let me know if I would be wasting my time in applying there, please?

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toogoodforya in Greenwood, Mississippi

67 months ago

Anonymos in Libertyville, Illinois said: Yes, a drug test is required. (employed at ABT for 5 1/2 years).

Do you know of any hiring managers for Abbott's IT Department that I could possibly talk to? I would like to get into their IT Professional Development Program.

Thanks

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justwondering1 in Illinois

61 months ago

Anonymos in Libertyville, Illinois said: Yes, a drug test is required. (employed at ABT for 5 1/2 years).

What kind of drug test? Urine or hair? I'd hate to be penalized for college adventures.

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MrsCaribbeanQueenie in Mount Prospect, Illinois

26 months ago

I am not sure - I think only a urine test is required for prospective employees or new hires. I would also like to know if its hair or urine, or both testing required, myself. If you keep your system clean of illegal drugs then you have nothing to worry about.

I think just urine only.

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Xyz in Murrieta, California

24 months ago

Abbott in Temecula, California appears to receive tons of resumes and applications. It's probably better to have connections in order to get on at this location, imo. The good thing is that www.imagineausa.com helps people in this area.

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Abbotteer in Long Beach, California

18 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Abbott Laboratories? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I retired from Abbott in 2012 after 25 glorious years! What they like- people who know how to give the right answers when they interview and referrals from people they love on the inside. Good Luck- it was a great complany to work for!!

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sunnystar in Round Lake, Illinois

15 months ago

Any ideas on what the likelihood a contracted employee would get hired on full time? Is it worth the risk of accepting a contracted position in hopes of being hired on with Abbott?

Thanks!

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Beth Ann Fiedler in Jacksonville, Florida

2 months ago

A family member got her job there through Manpower when Y2K was a big deal. She has been there ever since transitioning from the temp position. GE and other companies in certain areas also like to hire through agencies. In Chicago, that agency was Adecco Technical. I also had the same experience with Kelly Services for a position at 3Com. So my suggestion is to call different agencies and tell them your company preference and see if they will tell you if that is their client. Otherwise, you will take a lot of tests, fill out a lot of papers, and end up making money for the temp agent that is placing you at job location that you don't want.

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Beth Ann Fiedler in Jacksonville, Florida

2 months ago

Also, there are websites that will direct you to the right agency. Abbott example: www.oncontracting.com/client/company/Abbott-Laboratories-contract-jobs-reviews.html

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cen83049 in Ville Platte, Louisiana

2 months ago

I once applied for a temp job at abott I had a phone interview..the girl who interviewed me was so nice It was for implematation specialist. I am a nurse and it was to travel to different hospitals to do the point of care training. I did not take the job and regret it this day

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