ABB Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Great Workplace

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    Former Intern - Graduate Summer Intern in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Intern - Graduate Summer Intern in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at ABB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The office that worked in, did not have more than 50 employees. So that is what, I think, keeps them well-knit and in harmony. During my stay, I never sensed any political tension which made my learning process even smoother.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons!

    Advice to Management

    It was nice of you to have free snacks for employees and also the potluck events. My advice would be, the snack bar is not necessarily healthy. You might want to conduct a survey regarding this.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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  5. Engineer Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB as an intern

    Pros

    No one will watch closely on what you are doing, feel free. Nice working environment and people are nice.

    Cons

    Not much task, which means sometimes you feel boring and do not know what to do. And sometimes the "task" is some random literature review and writing reports.

    Advice to Management

    Consider clearly what you'll need the interns do before hiring them.

  6. 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

  7. Senior software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB

    Pros

    The working environment in my division is good

    Cons

    This part of the organization is often not transparent

  8. 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.

  9. Assembler

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management to be more open to employees

  10. Process Control Engineer

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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

    International company
    Good managers
    Travel to different locations

    Cons

    limited training
    work/life balance
    low decision making

  11. 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).

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