ABB Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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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

    I have been an employee since 2014 and have enjoyed the position, work environment, and co-workers while here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Since starting less than a year ago I have been given the opportunity to move up into a new role with more responsibility and exposure to working with our suppliers. The company continues to transition into a better place to work. Great benefits

    Cons

    Working through and being patient with the changes happening with the leadership team and restructuring of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and take seriously the feedback that is received from your teams.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Very concerned with employee welfare.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at ABB

    Pros

    A very employee orientated company. My pay was on the high end of average for my profession. The benefits were very good.

    Cons

    I had very little exposure to areas outside my immediate responsibility. I was not allowed to be involved with the plant operations. Not much cooperation between departments. I am only writing about the plant I worked at. My experience was probably not common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on your managers and how they run their departments. I believe that my particular manager may have taken credit for more than was appropriate.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  3. Colleagues are great. Work is fulfilling. Great benefits.

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at ABB

    Pros

    Big corporation. Complicated structure. The business is electrical design and manufacturing. The benefits are very good. Annual bonus, retirement contribution, and 401 k matching.

    Cons

    Depending on the type of work, the perception differs. Just like any company of this size there are management issues. The turnover of people in the front office is quite high. Middle management tends to stay for 2 to 3 years and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High performance organization calls for experienced professionals who can mentor their team to be promoted to management.
    centralization of low paying jobs like payments only results in irate suppliers and bad reputation with no cost savings.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good group of people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB

    Pros

    Good group of people to work for.

    Cons

    Some of the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Large corporation with multi business units.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB

    Pros

    Combined product lines and services.

    Cons

    unable to bundle very effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create senior service PM group with BDM and proposal management in skill sets.

  7. Changing times at ABB

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Pros

    Flexibility to make technical decisions

    Cons

    Getting bogged down in new procedures

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Pros

    Good work culture and great place to work

    Cons

    Company values, perks, promotions, salary, management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Good People but slow and unresponsive HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Most days are low stress unless something pressing comes along

    Cons

    HR is slow to hire anyone, but quick to release people. Support is rarely given when needed on crucial jobs, Information is not shared well between different offices.

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    Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good Company / Good People

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    Current Employee - Controller in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Controller in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good leadership. Ability to work with people around the world. Stable financial position.

    Cons

    Very slow decision making. A matrix environment is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've got to cut through some of our own red tape to truly compete in today's fast-paced world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good company very focused on growing US business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB

    Pros

    Good benefits, good office conditions, modern amenities, bright new office

    Cons

    constant changes in business, recent acquisitions driving much of this

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