ABB (United States)

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ABB (United States) Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
147 Reviews
3.4
147 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
Greg Scheu
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, good co-workers, good facilities (in 5 reviews)

  • good benefits good salary decent job satisfaction (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Management team does not understand the connection between performance and compensation (in 4 reviews)

  • Many business units and groups operate on silo, therefore it is difficult to get everyone aligned with the process (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good People to work with, but issues with Upper Management (not connected to issues)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    Enjoy the work and the people.

    Cons

    Upper management doesnt recognize and deal with real issues. Functional groups disconnected and not coordinated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No layoffs policy.
    Average compensation
    Focused on team work

    Cons

    Less investment on technology.
    Lacks organized training for new hire
    Slow decision making process
    High expectations, added responsibility with little to no recognition or compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your talent in order to retain.
    Hire mid level managers that know the business, can take responsibility and make decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    good benefits good salary decent job satisfaction

    Cons

    constant leadership changes, numerous office moves, high reliance on temp workforce

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  5.  

    Review of ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills,Michigan.

    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at ABB (United States) as a contractor

    Pros

    job freedom
    personal growth
    Good Benefits
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    WAY TOO MUCH TRAVEL. Close to 100%

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's all about the almighty dollar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Due to outsourcing manufacturing to low cost countries, COPQ is eroding the bottom line and customer confidence.
    Everything is about cost savings and the bottom line. Job cuts are frequent even when the company as a whole is doing well.
    Work loads can be especially heavy and due to the job cuts, those left behind are burdened with even more work.
    They talk of work/life balance but depending on your position, this can be difficult to achieve and management doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the outsourcing of your manufacturing to low cost countries. Consider the COPQ and it's effect on the bottom line and customer satisfaction. Quit just talking about work/life balance and actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    ABB good company for some

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Level in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Level in Cary, NC

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge products, very good co-workers, cool company

    Cons

    Very poor management team and individual managers. Crushing amounts of administrative work lack of support or concern. There is a deaf ear to most requests for anything.
    Vindictive managers that can and will seek retribution against those to stand up and speak out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take a look at and ask why is there so much turnover and turmoil in your NA HRC and TA team. Here is a hint don't ask the people who manage it ask the people who have to make it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    a difficult 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New Berlin, WI

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good co-workers, good facilities

    Cons

    The management was too lenient with project financial requirements and this later hurt the financial performance of the group I worked with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Robotics Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Robotics Intern in Hartford, CT

    I worked at ABB (United States) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Chance to work with latest technology in Robotics

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time at ABB so no cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working with ABB for close to 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Well compensated and good benefits. It has a very diverse culture . You get a chance to interact with different team across the globe which was a good learning experience for me.

    Cons

    Higher Management is very slow in making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please heed to what your employees say and be faster in making decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to start as a Fresh Engineer who is seeking to step into corporate world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great divisions, high diversity, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Not too many travel incentives, area of growth limited in same department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee appreciation activities should be done quite often to motivate team members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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