ABB (United States) Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated June 1, 2014
Updated June 1, 2014
132 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
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25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, good co-workers, good facilities (in 4 reviews)

  • Well compensated and good benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Management team does not understand the connection between performance and compensation (in 4 reviews)

  • Large, slow change,complex organization (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I had a wonderful experience with ABB and would gladly work there again

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the diversity of the people you get to work with

    Cons

    I have nothing to add here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to add here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Very stable industry with a very friendly environment.

    Cons

    It can be a little too dynamic - there are many policy changes rolled out in a short period of time, making Standard Operating Procedures difficult to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more practical technology solutions and business operations procedures to make things run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management is open to new ideas, processes, and systems to make the company more efficient.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    The knowledge you bring is viewed as a positive not as a negative.
    The pay/vacation time is competitive.
    Company realizes change is needed and willing to invest the time/money/training.

    Cons

    In certain areas, there are too many systems/processes in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive to bring in the ABB companies under the ABB umbrella.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deceptively good reputation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB (United States) as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, depending on the department

    Cons

    ABB is monstrously monstrous, you are treated like a number. Based in Europe, working at ABB feels like you are a tiny remote colony, under the direction of the mother land. It is extremely hierarchal environment where executives will complain if someone below them talks to them directly vs going through their admin or other management. If you work as a contractor you're treated at a sub-employee level. Time, time flexibility, work at home options that regular employee have do not apply to contractors. Movement of jobs from within seems to have completely stopped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create ABB-US where the environment can be distinctly US based, less hierarchal and more open door - to all. Make a policy to treat contractors better, giving them the same time flexibility their direct employed associates have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    ABB good company for some

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    Former Employee - Senior Level  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Level in Cary, NC

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leading edge products, very good co-workers, cool company

    Cons

    Very poor management team and individual managers. Crushing amounts of administrative work lack of support or concern. There is a deaf ear to most requests for anything.
    Vindictive managers that can and will seek retribution against those to stand up and speak out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take a look at and ask why is there so much turnover and turmoil in your NA HRC and TA team. Here is a hint don't ask the people who manage it ask the people who have to make it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Many managers are not qualified to do their jobs. They sold the job to me with glossy terms and big ideas but once in the job I realized most people weren't qualified to do the jobs they were assigned and there was no accountability. It quickly became apparent that they would not be able to keep the promises they made tome about future advancements. Large, slow change,complex organization. May be a good place for engineers but not for corporate folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for their jobs and follow through on promises you make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    There aren't any pros to working at ABB

    Cons

    Everything about this company is a con. Worst company I have ever worked for in the 25 years I have been in the work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't listen, Don't change, Won't fix what is broken, Don't care................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great company to work but is struggling in US

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Protection Control Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Protection Control Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ABB (United States) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Best in its field, long line of products

    Cons

    struggling in US comparison to SEL

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Refreshing to see company focus on employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing and Branding Team  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing and Branding Team in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    US is seen as a growth market!!!!!!!!!
    Company has a real vested interest and focus on it's employees and provides continuous training to better equipment them with the tools they need to enhance their career growth.
    Coming from a LARGE IT company that had lost this exact focus completely, this has experience been a breathe of fresh air!

    Cons

    I honestly have not seen many cons with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue open lines of communication, mentor your teams and grow from within!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Leadership, Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    leadership open and receptive to new ideas

    Cons

    no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to welcome new ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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