ABB (United States) Reviews in Wickliffe, OH

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
137 Reviews
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ABB (United States) Region Manager North America ABB Inc. Greg Scheu
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Pros
  • good benefits good salary decent job satisfaction (in 8 reviews)

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


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

  • Complex organization, slow to make changes (in 3 reviews)

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    Former Test Engineer Intern in Wickliffe, OH

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB (United States) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and opportunity to learn more about controls/automation systems

    Cons

    Needs a local, competent HR or IT in each sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too large of a company to work for

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time (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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be cautious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Every couple of years, regardless whether the company is performing well or not, the company goes through cost cutting eliminating jobs placing the work load on those remaining.
    Can be very political. Divisions are very siloed and difficult to get agreement on change. Management values only the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Advancement is through movement, do not let yourself get in a silo

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Wickliffe, OH

    I have been working at ABB (United States) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    company does promote and allow you to change direction and move within; travel is always available; starting salary is very competitive

    Cons

    very easy to get in a working silo and never get unique assignments; raises are minimal unless you have a promotion

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

    Once a Great Company is Back on Track

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer (Power Gen) in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer (Power Gen) in Wickliffe, OH

    I have been working at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    This place has no shortage of highly competent people, engineers, PMs, and business leaders alike.

    The reorganization happened recently should help this once great business unit to stand up in competition by restoring the customer focus and the market share.

    Cons

    Hierarchical culture, lack of fairness and respect, lower engineering staff got too much power to exercise the personal practice to the employees, abuse sometimes. People are suffering without hope... No check and balance by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prosper this business by encouraging good people to perform, removing obstacles, fostering fairness and respect in workplace, and treating the customers well.

    Recommends
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to develop a career

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    Former Employee - Proposal Engineer in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Proposal Engineer in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB (United States)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities
    Corporate culture is very accommodating
    Pay and benefits are above par
    Depending on your area of work, there is a good work life balance. Most of the divisions in the company follow Flex-time.
    Actively involved in charity/philanthrophy within the community

    Cons

    I cant say these as the negatives of the company. But these are definitely the negatives of the Wickliffe, OH leadership.
    The top leadership seemed indecisive - in the three years that I worked there, they "changed" their "market and business strategy" three times. Every year it was introduced as the best thing for the company going forward. It seemed like the management are playing the trial-and-error game.
    Because of this, lot of talented ppl in the Sales force left the company to work for competitors.
    The inevitable layoffs could have been handled better. When I was laid off, there were openings for a similar position in other parts of the USA. Instead of applying as an internal candidate or an internal interview for a transfer, I was asked to first wait for my last day and then apply as an external candidate. I am sure others had a similar experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help to have a good well-thought strategic vision and stick to it. I understand that the environment that we do business in is ever changing but that does not mean we keep "reorganizing" every year. If you implement a process or a change, give it some time to sink the roots.
    The cleveland office has good managers but not a capable leader!!!!!!!

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