ABB Group

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ABB Group Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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3.7 209 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

ABB Group CEO Joe Hogan

Joe Hogan

(98 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No pressure for work, good work life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • nice work environment, great colleagues, lots of experience, good opportunity for graduates as well as for experience workers(in 18 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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    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) New Berlin, WI

    ProsGreat people and very laied back

    Consnone but i was only an intern

    Advice to Senior Managementnone. I was left alone unless they needed something or I needed something

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with a strong integrity culture and lots of opportunities

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsABB is a true multinational and multicultural company with a strong integrity culture and a clear focus on technology and generating a profitable business. The company offers many opportunities to work in different businesses and to have a great international experience if one desires to. In general, there is a very healthy and positive company culture that overrides individual personalities.

    ConsAs in any big company, some processes are complex, lengthy and frustrating. While some business units are global leaders in their market segment, others lag the competition and often suffer constant reorganizations. However, this just applies to a few specific business units and is not representative of the company as a whole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome business units (especially in the Power Systems division) have been suffering constant changes in strategy. This adds uncertainty and makes it complicated for the teams to do business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I will definitely recommend ABB as a fantastic company to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInternational team on international products
    Colleagues are from all over the world and all different ideas are exchanged and merged here
    Products developed are used in ABB worldwide amazingly

    ConsSometimes feel that internationally distributed team will have a bit drawbacks in communication efficiency, but anyway, it is always a trade-off

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company that cares

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsAwesome company tha cares about you

    ConsIts a big company and can be confusing

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    ABB is a very competitive and respectable place of employment.

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsThe pay scale seems very competitive and fair. 401k, pension plan, vision, dental and health! Coworkers are always willing to support if needed. The managers are all former Field Service Personnel and know what it takes to get the job done.

    ConsThe travel for my particular job is significant. Not good for someone with close family ties. There is a just get the customer taken care of mentality with no regard for the employee needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the needs and concerns of your employees. Some of the low people actually have some helpful things to add.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Human Resources Executive (Current Employee) Zürich (Switzerland)

    ProsIn over 25 years great career opportunities continue to open up, a truly global company, opportunities at senior levels for any nationality, no one nationality dominates, world class talent management and learning, solid and professional leaders, high integrity, respects management and technical career paths, a well run company

    ConsIt's complex, highly matrixed, can be slow moving, well managed sometimes means tight controls

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to better balance well managed with more empowerment, be careful we don't see a shift towards a more germanic leadership style

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, a lot of possibilities

    Commissioning Manager/Coordinator, Sub-project Manager (Current Employee) Ludvika (Sweden)

    ProsA lot of possibilities career-wise. Some really good managers. Interesting technology. Possibilities for an international career.

    Consnot the highest salaries. Really big company, sometimes it's hard to get acceptance for new methods and alternate ways of solving problems.

    Advice to Senior Managementmake sure the employees are being challenged and pushed to deliver.
    Encourage personal growth
    improve monetary compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best example of diversity

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee) Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsABB is an international company which lives it better than others.
    It is because ABB coming from two countries whose local market is limited.
    There fore, they really needed to appeal to worldwide.
    When I look the last two CEO , I see they both experienced different companies and countries. This refllects positively to the employees.

    ConsMy local ABB company could not catch the enegy and management philosophy of world wide ABB. But yhe head office wanted to fix it. Neverthless the local managers resisted on their owm narrow minded style. Thats why i left my job. But i wont hesitate to work with ABB in Europe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep what they are doing. People loved the former CEO Joe Hogan. I hope the new one carries his spirit too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sr Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsOne of the Best to work in the Automation Segment, Good Salaries, Fantastic HR Policies

    ConsEmployee Growth is at a slow pace, more comparable to Govt Organisations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern at the Baden CRC

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Baden (Switzerland)

    ProsGood monthly salary
    Excellent collaboration with the scientists
    You gain some R&D experience without having a PhD
    The CRC almost resembles a campus
    Lots of interns
    Relaxed working conditions

    ConsWeak social interaction with the scientists (the many interns "clump" together)
    Impossible to get a job even if they fall in love with you - you have to have a PhD

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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