How to get a job at

Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories is a multinational healthcare company that sells medical devices, diagnostics, nutritional products, and more. Some of its most well-known products include Pedialyte, Similac, Ensure, Glucerna, and MitraClip.

What

Abbott Laboratories

Looks For

Abbott Laboratories is looking to hire people that are collaborative, communicative, and hardworking. They want individuals who have strong leadership and communication skills and have experienced academic and technical excellence. Abbott Laboratories wants to employ individuals who are looking to advance themselves professionally and want to complete meaningful work.



History of

Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories was founded in 1888 by Dr. Wallace C. Abbott, after he created remedies utilizing the active parts of plants and herbs. After this successful innovation, the company expanded and began to produce and distribute a variety of pharmaceutical products across the globe. Currently, Abbott Laboratories trades on the New York Stock Exchange and has close to 150 offices. Abbott Laboratories is also ranked 103rd on the Fortune 500 List, which is organized by largest US companies ranked by total revenue.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Engineering
Finance
Accounting
IT/IS
Operations
industries
Biotech / Pharma
office locations
Greater Chicago
Greater Dallas
Greater Minneapolis
Greater San Francisco
2019 Revenue:
$31.904B

Abbott Laboratories

Internship Programs

Development Programs:

The Development Programs at Abbott Laboratories are two-to-three year, paid assignments that allow recent graduates to explore different professional opportunities within a specific field. The Development Programs are offered in a variety of cities, and students can pursue a program in Finance, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering, or Clinical.

Summer Internships:

Abbott Laboratories offers a range of paid, 10-12 week summer internships for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students. During the program, students are able to gain meaningful hands-on experience by working with a team to complete educational projects. Interns are also able to work within different departments of Abbott Laboratories and can network with senior employees and leaders.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Sophomore or Junior
Perks:
  • Incentive Programs
  • Contribution Rewards
  • Work Life Programs

Abbott Laboratories

Interview Process

The process varies depending on what position you are applying for, but shouldn’t last more than a month.

1. Preliminary Interview with HireVue

Not everyone will go through a preliminary interview with HireVue, but some interviewees reported going through one before talking to someone at Abbott Laboratories.

2. Phone Interview

In this phone interview the interviewer will go over background, experience, and Abbott Laboratories.

3. In-Person Interview

There can be 1 or 2 in-person interviews, this depends on position.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees and see if they can offer you insight into Abbott Laboratories and the interview process.

Do your research

Do research on Abbott Laboratories, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Abbott Laboratories

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  • Tell me about yourself
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why Abbott?
  • What do you hope to get out of this internship?
  • How do you use metrics for success?
  • Why do you consider yourself a team player?