ABB Group

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ABB Group Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
619 Reviews
3.7
619 Reviews
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Ulrich Spiesshofer
5 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No pressure for work, good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • nice work environment, great colleagues, lots of experience, good opportunity for graduates as well as for experience workers (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • As in any big company, some processes are complex, lengthy and frustrating (in 5 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, office politics, conservative company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was good, but could have been better ...unnecessary turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I worked at ABB Group

    Pros

    great company and benefits. heading in the right direction

    Cons

    micromanaging, too many managers. direction gets lost in translation. There was no work life balance only for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP micromanaging and trust your employees! Guarantee you will yield better results. Get on one accord stop delivering conflicting information. Hence the turnover

  2.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at ABB Group

    Pros

    The staff was friendly, full time, and set hours.

    Cons

    Cameras literally everywhere, they would watch you 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB Group full-time

    Pros

    It's a large company with room for movement. Feedback from employees on the business side is much better than on the internal shared services side.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking and no one is held accountable for their actions inactions. Upper management makes big promises to get you on board then never deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attenion. There are people that do no work and are just conduits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do more with less, or else....

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at ABB Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, but with all the overtime, for a salary person, it pretty closely equates to "would you liked o supersize that for an extra $.99?"

    Cons

    Minimal training, lots of overtime for hourly and salary alike, including Saturday's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at ABB Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is work to be done and a lot of it.

    Cons

    "Safety first" and "good saftey practices" at abb don't mean what you would think. Instead of being overly thorough with applying saftey and training, you receive little to no training, are restricted to most areas, aren't allowed to operate or perform most tasks and are scolded for changes to the norm you may have as routine. This is a company that has had several bad lick with safety issues so it's higher ups strangle production and stop producing in some cases to reduce risk at a lower cost than implementing saftey protocol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't restrict engineering with saftey to the point where you box someone in. Saftey should be at the forefront of design and evaluated through out the process, but should never be a hurdle to impede development where the only option is to go toward less safe means to bypass restricted safer ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality systems lacking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ABB Group (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, but need training.

    Cons

    Comments are specific to the Houston office: Lack of work processes and quality system prevent personnel from successfully performing their jobs. Little to no oversight exists and management fails to acknowledge or own the problems. For example, when a former director tried to establish a PMO to resolve problems with a large international project, he was let go from his position.
    Employee turnover is high, especially within the PM ranks - mostly driven by dissatisfaction with upper management's failure to act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Missing the boat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB Group

    Pros

    The people are great and have good intentions.

    Cons

    The leaders are lost. Very hypocritical and back stabbing. Always with a fake smile. Not recommended to a honest and hard working person with a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your leaders or be more up to date on whats going on in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deceptively good reputation

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, depending on the department

    Cons

    ABB is monstrously monstrous, you are treated like a number. Based in Europe, working at ABB feels like you are a tiny remote colony, under the direction of the mother land. It is extremely hierarchal environment where executives will complain if someone below them talks to them directly vs going through their admin or other management. If you work as a contractor you're treated at a sub-employee level. Time, time flexibility, work at home options that regular employee have do not apply to contractors. Movement of jobs from within seems to have completely stopped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create ABB-US where the environment can be distinctly US based, less hierarchal and more open door - to all. Make a policy to treat contractors better, giving them the same time flexibility their direct employed associates have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned a lot as a former employee at ABB

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    Former Employee - Machine Build Leader in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Build Leader in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at ABB Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    ABB has a good benefit package.work to life balance is not real good for the production workers. position in management may not be to bad

    Cons

    ABB lets there in house employees treat the contractors working for them like they are not part of the team.But only as a tool to get a project done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk with your leaders about treating the contractors the same as in house employees. Don't make promises you don't intend to keep. Don't lie to employees to get more out of them it will only backfire later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coming from outside the company? Good luck!

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at ABB Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the general population of people are pretty nice.

    Cons

    If you love politics and arguing more internally than spending time with customers, this the place for you. Do you love backstabbing and making bad economic (shareholder) decisions in order to look good, then this is the place for you. Do you like to take on small problems and then jump to a new position in 2-3 years, leaving the big problems behind, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it is not the ABB way, they are not going to listen anyway, so no advice listed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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