Having been laid off from the company and then coming back in as a contractor, applied for positions. Wasn't making it to any interviews. Asked a recruiter as to why I wasn't making it to any of the interviews that I applied to the position. Pretty much told that I had too much experience, when directly asked if I was too old to get back in, said "I didn't say that" but it was pretty much implied.
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I worked for Abbvie both as a contractor and permanent staff. Abbvie is very friendly to the 50+ worker. In my department which was Pharmacovigilance, the mature, experienced worker is sought after and welcomed. There is flexible scheduling and work at home days. Management is respectful and entrusts/challenges mature workers with special projects. The company is also willing to make adjustments for the disabled worker of which I was one. I was allowed to attend meetings on campus via teleconference because it was so difficult for me to walk due to severe arthritis. I did not care for their new system of evaluating employee performance but this system applied to everyone not just the mature employee.
Recognizes the value of the mature worker. Work at home options and scheduling flexibility is present. Willing to adapt to physical limitations of the employee.
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