ABB (United States)

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ABB (United States) Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
127 Reviews

3.3
127 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
Greg Scheu
22 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Less than 1 year and already feels like a perfect fit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Friendly employees. Continuous training. Good benefits. Feeling of job security. Challenging role as a Project Manager but it keeps everyday new and different.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Unrealistic time schedules at times (which just comes as part of the territory of being in field service). Too much paperwork; practically have checklists for checklists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes. Keep meetings focused and within given time schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    International mobility, lots of possibilities and opportunities if you're motivated and have the dedication to bring your ideas through. Continuous improvement requirements. Compensation is good compared to the local averages and compared to the regional average wihtin the industry.

    Cons

    Demanding job timewise if you want to move ahead quickly, but that can be told from most of the jobs I believe.

  3.  

    Review of ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills,Michigan.

    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    job freedom
    personal growth
    Good Benefits
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    WAY TOO MUCH TRAVEL. Close to 100%

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  5.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, tons of potential travel and a feeling of family.

    Cons

    Corporate structure did not allow for vertical movement and the plant was located in a "not so great" area of town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By the time the numbers get to the top you must peel back the layers to get their accuracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    ABB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent collaborative atmosphere when working on projects

    Cons

    extreme negative view on lack of formal education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consulting Applications Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consulting Applications Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and structure

    Cons

    Disorganization. Lack of proper estimation. Lack of proper training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of communication and poor management brings this company off track

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Control Systems Engineer

    Pros

    Training program is moderately effective. Large company with potential positions in various locations. Expense accounts are given to all.

    Cons

    Management can be unprofessional and indirect. Communication is near nonexistent. The sales team oversells the limits of the team as a whole. You are also expected to relocate as needed. Hiring staff oversell and over-promise to new hires. Being a part of a large company, your opinions don't get heard and you get overlooked. Travel is unscheduled and can deter a functional lifestyle. Company programs, such as sales leads and service management, often reduce the quality of work you are able to provide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tour your region and have one to one conversations with your team members. By bringing a group, real concerns get hidden behind faux camaraderie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Management Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Huge Disappointment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Finance in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Nothing is good here at all.

    Cons

    Management, co-workers, pay, being mistreated, overworked. I have never worked so hard and been treated this way. It's insulting. They do not care about employees. Awful place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greedy does not make a good company. It's just a matter of time before the customers figure out the scheme. You put a bad name in solar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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

    Pros

    Nice people, not much deadline pressure, better pay than most

    Cons

    None so far that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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