ABB (United States) Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
137 Reviews
3.4
137 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
Greg Scheu
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • good work-life balance, good co-workers, good facilities (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Complex organization, slow to make changes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person 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

  2.  

    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%

  3. 2 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    ABB good company for some

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    a difficult 2 years

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs work

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

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Many managers are not qualified to do their jobs. They sold the job to me with glossy terms and big ideas but once in the job I realized most people weren't qualified to do the jobs they were assigned and there was no accountability. It quickly became apparent that they would not be able to keep the promises they made tome about future advancements. Large, slow change,complex organization. May be a good place for engineers but not for corporate folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for their jobs and follow through on promises you make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be cautious

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Every couple of years, regardless whether the company is performing well or not, the company goes through cost cutting eliminating jobs placing the work load on those remaining.
    Can be very political. Divisions are very siloed and difficult to get agreement on change. Management values only the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours but great benefits for the area I live in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in South Boston, VA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in South Boston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Has great insurance and decent bonuses. It's got a roof that keeps the rain off my head and the cold winds at bay.

    Cons

    Constant overtime. Working the off shift it can be challenging to find somewhere decent to eat in the area. The canteen is closed for the off shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate shifts out on weekends so that they get at least one weekend off a month.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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