ABB Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Test engineering technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good friendly employees hard working

    Cons

    sometimes treats employees as a minor annoyance

  2. test technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Abb is good company to work for. I like the people and the environment. the company foster a nice work atmosphere, safety is taken so serious

    Cons

    I think the company some time send employs home, when there is not job. so after a while if the boss don't like it, he/she will send you home perhaps lay off.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good pay and benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Paid for my bachelor's degree, which is an invaluable benefit

    Cons

    Lots of decisions had to be run up the flagpole to European headquarters
    The office I worked in closed down

    Advice to Management

    Trust your local people and management more

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  5. Engineer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Feel free as an intern.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not enough task.

  6. Helpful (1)

    ABB is a great company.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Department in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in Wickliffe, OH

    I have been working at ABB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ABB employs some really great people, they are all kind and caring. The Employees make several charitable donations throughout the year.
    The Engineering Department has a lot of knowledge. I have learned so much from so many. It's been an amazing experience.

    Cons

    Too many emails, too many meetings, and too much management. Sending work to other ABB locations. Don't give many raises, when they do its not much.

    Advice to Management

    Ever changing job processes make everything confusing. By the time all of us learn the process it changes again. Quit sending work to other ABB locations, the quality of work isn't even close to what we do in house. In the time it takes to do the paperwork, explain the work, and correct their work, I could do it myself (probably twice).

  7. ABB AIS Field Service Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Travel 70-80% of time (Its a given with this type of work),

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall less than average.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ABB as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of good, talented people to work with. The products are new, green, and interesting.

    Cons

    Promises are made, that are never meant to keep. They have no problem letting large groups of employess go when the orders slow down. Both on the assembly floor and in the office. Highest turnover rate of any company I've worked for. Not a lot of guidance given when asked. Not a very good balance of life and work. Unless you enjoy working too much and not spending time with your family. Mandatory OT on short notice. Driven by an unreasonable schedule, not accuracy.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much to say. When you have the priorities of ship it first, build it second, design and documentation comes last. Hard to be a success that way except on paper. Also difficult when Engineering designs it one way, manufacturing another, and the assembly floor one more.

  9. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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