ABB Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
Ulrich Spiesshofer
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is good for me (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
  • Really big company, sometimes it's hard to get acceptance for new methods and alternate ways of solving problems (in 5 reviews)

  • There is a lot of bureaucracy and non essentials are escalated to the senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Business Development

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

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, raises, bonuses, PTO, training

    Cons

    health benefits, leadership is more technology oriented, do not understand human relations and motivation

    Advice to Management

    Implement some of the training that is provided on motivating and managing persons and dealing with other departments. It is not only about the money....


  2. Very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Pros

    Good Environment and great place to work

    Cons

    Poor Management need to maintain proper managerial activity


  3. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Texas in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Good Career for engineering student

    Cons

    Could innovate at a faster pace.


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  5. Quality Products

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

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products are phenomenal and the company has a great reputation.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can be tense because there is little alignment between intrests.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Stagnant Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected with employees. HR and IT departments are broken.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more retention benefits. Many great employees are leaving to competitors.


  7. good place to wrk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work place , decent benefits, 401k, retirement, salary and bonus are good.

    Cons

    the city to work in does not have a lot of things to do.


  8. Helpful (1)

    senior consultant

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

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company , fairly reasonable salary, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    silos management , fractured process across regional, product line. lack of streamlined training


  9. Helpful (1)

    ABB Corporate Research - Incompetent Management

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

    I have been working at ABB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good location in terms of weather, nice people to work with in general.

    Cons

    Senior people are not motivated to work. They complain about lack of opportunity but they don't want to relocate. They just hang around and wait for retirement. Some incompetent line managers sit in their office everyday and do nothing. All they care about is getting paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Look seriously into the productivity of all researchers, especially the senior researchers. Replace managers who don't perform and who are abusive at times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not so great for Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at ABB part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    World leader in the field.
    Good to build up resume.

    Cons

    They do not respect the interns.
    No plan for the interns. They just needed an extra hand.
    Too much picky about company secrets.
    Salary is also poor (for interns)

    Advice to Management

    Please respect the interns.


  11. Accountant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good exposure for a new graduate to a real business environment.

    Cons

    Engineer-centric. Needed better mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentoring



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