- Abbott Labs (Softpath)08.Aug 2017
Suggestions for improvement
The majority of Abbott employees are respectful and genuinely care about others.
• Direct manager periodically harassed me about my salary during private meetings in his office. He told me that my salary was too high for my position, questioned why the company chose to pay me such a salary and openly complained that I was one of his top paid employees. My manager also said that I should learn to appreciate my current salary when I asked how I could earn a greater merit increase during an annual performance assessment. I perceived this behavior as a form of jealousy.
• Company does NOT follow its own standard disciplinary procedures outlined in Corporate Human Resources policies. Counseling services, performance improvement plans and probation are swiftly bypassed when it is convenient for management.
• Company does NOT follow its own standard employee problem solving procedures outlined in Corporate Human Resources policies. Conflict resolution between employees either directly or with management as an arbitrator is discouraged so that Employee Relations can get involved and escalate the severity of the situation.
• Company denied me a severance package upon terminating my job
• Company refused to bridge my pension upon terminating my job just weeks prior to vesting.
• Company assigned its own employee as the independent, third-party reviewer for my job termination appeal. This employee's relationship with my direct manager led him to immediately dismiss my appeal.
• Company retaliated against me by appealing my unemployment benefits eligibility with the Workforce Commission. However, after company could not prove allegations and even failed to appear for its own appeal hearing, the WC affirmed my unemployment benefits eligibility.
• Company refused to negotiate a settlement with my attorney once again citing allegations it could not prove. It threatened to publicly smear my name and counter-sue me for attorney's fees should I ever file a lawsuit.