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I don't work for ABT but I've talked to many that
have. I understand that if you like to drink beer, go
to strip clubs, and don't have much on the ball then
you should do very well. However, if you are a
minority, woman, actualy have some intelligence or are a
moral person, beware. Some ABT managers refer to
minority employes using racial slurs. Of course, only the
white employees hear them.
The company does an
annual employee survey. The survey confirms that
employees belive that company politics are much more
important than accomplishment or ability when it comes to
Please go away. When I retired; we were being
buried in Liberal managers, women , and many minorities.
Middle age white males were being
take early retirement.Most of my minority friends were
being well treated, and doing a good job. My final
complaint was there was too much social engineering, and
not enough work on increasing sales. This could be
the problem with the stock price. Maybe? I would also
like to congratulate "Onlyonpaper"
for his sound
reasoning and information provided to the rest of us.
Thanks for the information. You are helping me to
discourge the poster from working at ABT. Perhaps you would
like to relate your personal experience with age
discrimination at ABT or how these people were "encouraged" to
leave because of their age.
While I appreciate your perspective basically
your are just fueling rumors and heresay. I worked at
Abbott for 5 years before heading back to get my MBA. It
is a great company that knows how to make things
happen. I have some intelligence (one of top 125 CPA exam
scores in the nation), my wife worked there too (and did
**quite** well there).
While there might be problems
with select employees I guarantee you will find that
with **any** company. I have **never** heard or
witnessed a manager at Abbott referring to minorities with
slurs (and I am white).
If this company is
filled with people who are "not on the ball", then why
is Abbott consistently rated as one of the world's
best managed companies?
In terms of personal
behavior the company was the most conservative place I
have ever worked for. Sure, people might go to a happy
hour now and then after work.
The bottom line
is that YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
My wife and I have absolutely NO REGRETS about
working there. The experience we gained there was
extremely valuable. I am even considering going back there
once I get my MBA. I know I won't be disappointed if
and when I do.
Please read my other detailed post. Please
provide a recent reference (1999 or 2000) that Abbott
with Miles White is "one of the world's best managed
company's". Abbott was well managed at the top with Mr.
Burnham in place. I long for the days when I made a
bundle off the stock.
The "crying towels" are in the closet. Grab a
couple and take a hike. I HAVE been with Abbott for 26
years and seen your type come and go. Your accusations
about minorities being passed over is totally bogus.
With Gov contracts, you WILL maintain a "minority"
work force at ALL LEVELS. Blow your smoke elsewhere!