ABB (United States)
3.5 of 5 106 reviews
www.abb.us Cary, NC 5000+ Employees

ABB (United States) Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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3.5 106 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu

Greg Scheu

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I learned a lot as a former employee at ABB

Machine Build Leader (Former Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI

I worked at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsABB 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

ConsABB 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 Senior Managementtalk 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Coming from outside the company? Good luck!

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMost of the general population of people are pretty nice.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This could be a great place to work. But sad to say it's not.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Huntersville, NC

I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are no pros for production workers at the Huntersville NC facility.

ConsI have never seen so many unhappy production workers. Every production job I've worked they offer there employee's some kind of raise but they don't here. And they don't tell you until after your hired and you don't here it from HR you here from another Co worker. And there's multiple things like this that they don't mention during the hiring process. You would think a company of this magnitude would tell you about things that are most important to an employee. The average turnover ratio for a employee's leaving a job is 2% But in Huntersville NC it's around 30%

Advice to Senior ManagementHR

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work but is struggling in US

Protection Control Intern (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I have been working at ABB (United States) as an intern for less than a year

ProsBest in its field, long line of products

Consstruggling in US comparison to SEL

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2013 merit budget has been delayed for all countires and regions

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Westerville, OH

I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLearning opportunites & that is about it plus it is better than no job in today's economy

ConsJust announced : Due to continued global uncertainty regarding both current and future business performance and market conditions, the 2013 merit budget has been delayed for all countires and regions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very large multi-national company. Easy to get lost in the mix.

Process Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at ABB (United States) full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany provided training.
Company car and cellular service depending on position.

ConsCompany car comes with several strings attached. You will need to keep your personal vehicle.
Cellular service only applies to cheap phone ABB picks out. You can port your personal number over, but you won't get it back.
Travel, travel, and more travel, but not to anywhere exciting or interesting.
Pay, while initially might seem decent, you will quickly be asked to work more hours than initially stated while being paid for 40. Complain and get laid off.
Company is too large, management too out of touch, in some cases your manager might be on the other side of the continent.
Constant competition and exploitation of the different departments hurts the company as a whole. ABB's biggest competitor is ABB.

Advice to Senior ManagementNumbers aren't everything, listen to your employees. If a contract is underbid at the beginning don't take the profit out of your employee's pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cary, NC

I worked at ABB (United States) full-time

ProsIt's a job with a decent salary. Annual bonuses. Convenient location off of freeway.

ConsManagement is very untrustworthy and rude to its employees. Unnecessary long hours when there is very little going on.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart trusting and empowering your employees rather than doubting them if you want to get quality work and production.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Women are limited.

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company is very diverse culutrally.

ConsWomen are not treated as equals. Women are limited in their ability to advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversity and Inclusion are important. Do not think you have done enough by following EEO guidelines. An active affirmative action program should be in place.

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

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Get the job done, at any cost, personal or professional

Project Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at ABB (United States)

ProsA Global Company with opportunities to travel and interact with all cultures. If you are there long enough you will travel. Many long term employees are fiercely loyal and have never worked anywhere else, a pro and a con. The benefits are good, including adoption allowances not many companies have. Good bonus program once you reach the senior management levels.

ConsSlow to respond to change, some managers believe employees are like pencils, keep using it by shaving more and more off until there's nothing left, then toss it. You need to be able to hold your own in office politics to get ahead. Advancement is sometimes based on your ability to work the system and personal grudges come into play if you've perceived to have crossed someone.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify, entire company is heavily affected by economy. But you look to be in a good spot once the economy does rebound, if you can last that long.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It doesn't suck

Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at ABB (United States)

ProsGood products. Multi-cultural. Active in multiple end-user industries. Reasonable benefits, although health costs keep going up. Generally energetic people, well focused, committed to doing things properly for the customers.

ConsPoor long-term commitment from management team. Disconnect between product management, marketing, and sales. HR management is extremely substandard; reactive rather than proactive. Internal infrastructure is shockingly bad; Lotus Notes - Really? Disconnect between what management says it wants and what it shows that it wants by day-to-day decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop an understanding of how your short-term decisions impact long-term results. Implement a real HR management process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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