ABB (United States) Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
131 Reviews
3.4
131 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
Greg Scheu
24 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of communication and poor management brings this company off track

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

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

    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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Huge Disappointment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Finance in Phoenix, AZ

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

    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
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  5.  

    Good Company

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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too large of a company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Wickliffe, OH

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

    Pros

    Large company so lots of opportunities and positions available through out the U.S and international countries.

    Cons

    Bad management and overall poor compensation. Takes a long time to advance in career due to older management set in their historic methods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all about the almighty dollar

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Due to outsourcing manufacturing to low cost countries, COPQ is eroding the bottom line and customer confidence.
    Everything is about cost savings and the bottom line. Job cuts are frequent even when the company as a whole is doing well.
    Work loads can be especially heavy and due to the job cuts, those left behind are burdened with even more work.
    They talk of work/life balance but depending on your position, this can be difficult to achieve and management doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the outsourcing of your manufacturing to low cost countries. Consider the COPQ and it's effect on the bottom line and customer satisfaction. Quit just talking about work/life balance and actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Missing the boat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    The people are great and have good intentions.

    Cons

    The leaders are lost. Very hypocritical and back stabbing. Always with a fake smile. Not recommended to a honest and hard working person with a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your leaders or be more up to date on whats going on in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a large international company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    great atmosphere and opportunities. offered multiple programs for employees. commitment to safety.

    Cons

    Not willing to change anything pertaining to processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kaizen events involving line workers to improve or standardize processes may be beneficial to all the production lines.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Power and Productivity for a better world

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Industry leading solutions, proven track record yet innovative spirit, take price in customer success, highest levels of integrity, good work-life balance, celebrates diversity.

    Cons

    While a rapid growth in North America through acquisitions represent great opportunities, both immediate and long term, the challenges of business integration can be bumpy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the inclusive leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ABB is a great compny to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great salary, integrity orientated, employee focused, team building focused

    Cons

    medical benifits are not that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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