ABB Group

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ABB Group Reviews in Raleigh, NC

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
621 Reviews
3.7
621 Reviews
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Ulrich Spiesshofer
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pal in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Pal in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, great people, room for growth

    Cons

    Disconnect between different areas of the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent positioning in the market

    Cons

    Not a lot of frills, like health club memberships

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a wonderful experience with ABB and would gladly work there again

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    the diversity of the people you get to work with

    Cons

    I have nothing to add here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to add here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deceptively good reputation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great company to work but is struggling in US

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Protection Control Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Protection Control Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best in its field, long line of products

    Cons

    struggling in US comparison to SEL

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice company. Colleagues are smart and nice.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the biggest vendors in power system, globally.
    Research team are very strong.
    Lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    No obvious cons. I didn't stay long enough, so it's hard to tell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is what you might expect form a large, international company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    One of the perks that comes with working for such a expansive company is that there are lots of different opportunities with regards to location and type of position.

    Cons

    One of the negatives that comes with being such a large company is that there are, in some cases, numerous overlapping positions. This is most noticeable in the sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the management structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor execution of a business plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Overall, very strong brand. ABB brand opens doors.

    Cons

    Once you're in the door, support is inconsistent. They hire people from outside the company, when they are in the process of displacing a whole group. You have to look out for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have HR serve the employees, so they don't have to spend so much time networking for their next job. I've been employed by ABB for a total of seven years and I still say that if employees spent as much time doing their job as they do playing politics, they company would be better.

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

    Women are limited.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The company is very diverse culutrally.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    ABB is an exhilarating place to work or intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafter Level I in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Drafter Level I in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very admirable. Working with a team is one of the best experiences to have when dealing with any discipline of engineering.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my experience. No complaints here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. The management staff at ABB are always on their toes and get the job done well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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