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Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AbbVie (North Chicago, IL)
Great interview process. Started at 9 am and ended at around 3 pm. Overall, I interviewed 5 people from different functions within the department. Everything was well organized and I felt like my time and their time was well respected.
- Please mention a time where you had to make a difficult decision without enough available information.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
I interviewed at AbbVie (Hayward, CA)
Good process although somewhat convoluted and not always transparent. Good and appropriate questions. Interview panel was well put together. Hr was responsive to questions and accommodating schedule -wise. Gave breaks between interviews.
- Regular: what are you looking for in this role; why Abbvie and why now?
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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 Irvine, CA
I interviewed at AbbVie (Irvine, CA)
My long time aspirations quickly dissolved after interviewing here-- incredibly stuffy environment. An individual in a VP position was incredibly dismissive and rude when answering their question in explaining my job gap which was due to Covid-19 (at no fault of my own and like so many people unfortunately experienced) This individual's lack of sensitivity was really surprising and disappointing especially since in my initial screen I was told how 'nice' this person was.
- Why do you want to work at AbbVie?
Anonymous Employee in Athens, Athens, Attica
I interviewed at AbbVie (Athens, Athens, Attica)
Thorough, in much detail and perspective. Rather easy questions focusing in your education and working experience. They get interest in your ambitions and your development persepective. The interview was performed from persons originating from different functions in the company.
- How do you feel changing from academia to industry?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AbbVie
A series of five 30-minute video interviewers with the TA Rep, hiring manager, senior director and 3 potential peers. Free-flow conversation for half of them, the rest asked very pointed questions with little time for rapport building. They all asked the same questions, so it was evident that the interview panel was not aligned from the start on who was to ask what. The process seemed haphazard and gave me the impression that TA did not work as a team. They should have buddied up on interviews to save everyone time. Why 6 separate, rushed interviews when they could have done a couple of panel interviews of 45 mins to an hour each? Overall, not an organized process. The most disappointing element was that after having gone to final rounds, they went quiet on me, only to send me a generic rejection email a few weeks later. My requests for feedback from the hiring manager were brushed aside, with excuses that they are busy. I was then ghosted. It was not a positive candidate experience. If TA treats a potential colleague this way, how are they treating others across the board?
- The were the same throughout, it was as if they were trying to catch you out.
Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo
I interviewed at AbbVie (São Paulo, São Paulo)
Etapa 1 Entrevista com RH - alinhamento da necessidade, expectativa de salário e período de entrada Etapa 2 entrevista com gestor e diretor da area - case da área. Apresentação de estrutura da empresa
- Histórico de cargos anteriores e desafios enfrentados
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AbbVie
Entretiens très bien organisé. La RH et le responsable sont ouverts à la discussion. Bonne boîte avec un salaire pour stage tres intéressant + ticket resto. L’ambiance a l’air très bien, les équipes sont chaleureuses
- Souhaitez-vous travailler à l’étranger après votre stage ?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at AbbVie
I applied for 2 positions and was contacted by a recruiter within about 2 weeks. The recruiter actually scheduled meetings with both departments for both job opportunities. I ended up going further for one position where I had another six interviews over two weeks.
- The interview questions were specific to my job history, asking me to go further into detail about the different experiences I had.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AbbVie (Chicago, IL)
Meeting with the hiring manager. Three 30 minute interviews with other members of the team. Meeting with the senior team leader. Pretty straight forward process. Interview process was quick and heard back relatively quickly.
- Tell me about a time you dealt with conflict.
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at AbbVie
Submitted my application online. First there was a phone screen with a recruiter then a follow up with the hiring manager on webcam. Went through basic resume questions and experiences. Got a generic rejection email 10 minutes after the interview was over. Waste of time.
- Do you know Typescript and GraphQL?
AbbVie Interviews FAQs
Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at AbbVie as 63.2% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.83 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Process Chemist and Planner rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Senior Statistician and Buyer roles were rated as the easiest.
Common stages of the interview process at AbbVie according to 19 Glassdoor interviews include:
Phone Interview: 22.73%
One-on-One Interview: 18.18%
Group Panel Interview: 11.36%
Personality Test: 9.09%
Skills Test: 9.09%
IQ Intelligence Test: 6.82%
Drugs Test: 4.55%
Background Check: 4.55%