ABB Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Helpful (1)

    Good people and good culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, good pay, nice bonus, flexible work hour and good coworkers

    Cons

    Many changes recently. There are lot of efforts to make things work and so many layers of management, making things even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Please make less management, and increase the White Collar Productivity of YOUR MANAGERS!


  2. Good Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    works in every aspect of Electrical Engineering and offers wide variety of options. good training and exploration option

    Cons

    bare minimum increments and work life balance as a commissioning engineer is tought


  3. Great place to work with global reach

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Compassionate to personal work life balance and possible to move internationally

    Cons

    Lower average salary and large corp culture


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has a nice bonus structure for exempt. If you are over 40 they mark-up their 401K contributions in lieu of having a pension program though it does take 3 years to get 100% vesting. Good, professional people for the most part. The company does a good job with internal communication among all employees.

    Cons

    Bit dysfunctional trying to get support through US corporate. The entire SCM concept needs to be rethought. The company could be more competitive by allowing professionals more flexibility in selecting vendors as the job requires.

    Advice to Management

    Always push responsibility to the lowest level.


  6. review by former employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in India, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in India, TN

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn from Industrial leader. Best technology for some of the products. Ability to bring innovations is huge. Huge potential to increase market share in some of the segements.

    Cons

    Growth is somewhat stagnant. Company culture not open to changes and new ideas. Salary is in the lower range compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on re-building the company future leadership. Need changes from top to bottom. Management need to focus on addressing the attrition rates and work on human capital management


  7. Helpful (1)

    Comment on work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warminster, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warminster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although I did not participate in the health benefit portion of the benefit program, there were other great benefits. Free dental, life insurance, short term disability, generous sick policy and general overall nice work environment.

    Cons

    The department felt unstable. Always felt like the division would be closing. There was a also high turnover of leadership which may have contributed to the unstable feeling.

    Advice to Management

    If I could offer any advice it would be to make clear the roles of the key management. Some days there were many bosses and some days there were none. It was often unclear who was in charge and which direction or whose direction you should follow.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Where your career depends on what you choose to do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Terrific set of colleagues who come from diverse backgrounds. Reasonably laid back, yet professional work culture.

    Cons

    At times it feels as though all significant decisions are made in Europe, and then there is a sense of isolation from the "mother ship".

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees for more short term or long term assignments, especially in Europe, in order to build their network.


  9. abb review

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, good environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Management pressure, constant reporting and meetings taking time away from actual work


  10. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager/Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager/Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global company providing solutions to problems.

    Cons

    It's such a large company sometime you may feel your contribution is insignificant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. Exective Assistant to 3 Global Vice Presidents

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Allenton, WI
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Allenton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved that there was something new every day. It was an international company and I very much liked all of the cultures that were brought in as well as a fantastic team that I was a part of.

    Cons

    My bosses had to return to their Countries. The one American took over as Global Vice President of Purchasing at a company called Baldor which ABB had bought.

    Advice to Management

    Stay active and keep selling. It's a wonderful group of people.



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