Yikes! Looks like Abbott may have an interesting corporate culture. I'm thinking about working there...... Comments? Also, what's up with the FDA problems?
tips, but I already have one I enjoy. Both
companies I worked for after Abbott showed me that being
treated like crap is not the status quo.
obviously missed the point of my posts, which doesn't
surprise me. I don't give a shit what you are tired of
hearing, you are going to hear it again and again. If not
from me, then from others, get used to it.
Can anyone tell me about Abbott's
ownership/licensing rights in ABT-431? I saw what seemed to be
association with Aventis though most studies are sponsored by
ABT. ABT doesn't mention it on the web-site or its
10-k. I'm baffled.
Thankyou whoever can
For the executive & middle management wives:
verify where and who yo hubbie had lunch with, cuz it
coulda been with the secretary at the stabbin cabin!
Man, Abbott is rampant with this stuff, ESPECIALLY at
the sales meetings. It's a regular Melrose Place!!!
HA! I know one manager who nailed 4 out of 5
secretaries! (2 were fired) Yeah man! Whoa-doggie! WHO'S YOUR
company to work for. I worked there for 20 years.
A lot DOES depend on the management you work under.
Most of my managers were great. Abbott is working on
improving some of the benefits that are offered to stay
competitive with area companies. I say go for it if you have
the opportunity. Best of luck.
I also retired from Abbott and still do
consulting for them. I've worked here under 4 different
CEO's.. thats a long time from Ted Ledder to Miles White,
and I left (retired)due to losing a political fight
but I don't sit and WHINE about it. It seems to me
the people who are WHINING about Abbott management
had an option of not working there and if they have
left then SHUT UP and if they are still there QUIT
tommorow they don't need you anyway. At this point they
need personell that well help them correct the boat
and start it moving again.
Speaking for myself, I want to hear the news --
even if it's bad news. That makes me a smarter
investor -- as you have said many times in the past. My
complaint about certain people on this board has nothing to
do with bad news, it's their adolescent
TO ALL: If you have real news -- good or bad --
please share it. Thanks.
to show that your post is correct. You are just
attacking those who have a different view of Abbott. You do
not know that they were fired or were poor workers,
you are just calling them names. I can understand
that those of you who still have this beaten down
stock are mad, but why be an immature idiot that does
not know how to invest his money?
You've "been short the last year"? I'll be the
first to admit I'm not an expert, but if the definition
of being short is one year, what is the definition
of long? Not trying to be smart. I just need for you
to educate me. I might want to give that a whirl.
Thanks in advance.
I worked for Abbott 31 years and retired two
years ago at age 55. I found Abbott to be fair to those
who were willing to put in a good days work and
rewarded you appropriately. Abbott not only had a pension
plan but also a 401k plan and a profit sharing plan.
If you do not perform than you either will not get
ahead or you may be asked to leave. Probably what has
happend to a couple of the cry-babies on this board. Good
You sound like one of those oldie parasites on
the inside. So for 31 years you kissed ....a...ses,
just to survive there, or were you a good kisser you
moved up the ladder too. So your 401K plan now a loser,
how much have you lost in the past few years. By the
way you didn't complete the, " Probably.."
supervisor was your uncle or aunt, who also put in 30 years
Abbott's problem is the opposite, people who
don't perform are NOT asked to leave. I wished so many
times that non-performers had been forced to leave. Old
farts like you see a good stable company that provided
them with a nice retirement, more than that was not
The old culture there isn't going to work with the
young employees of today. They are looking for more
than just a paycheck, they are looking to be treated
with respect and to work in a ethical environment that
doesn't just kiss the fat cat's asses all day long.
Ooops, maybe you were one of them. Is your butt still