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ABB is a very competitive and respectable place of employment.

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Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

I have been working at ABB Group

Pros

The pay scale seems very competitive and fair. 401k, pension plan, vision, dental and health! Coworkers are always willing to support if needed. The managers are all former Field Service Personnel and know what it takes to get the job done.

Cons

The travel for my particular job is significant. Not good for someone with close family ties. There is a just get the customer taken care of mentality with no regard for the employee needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the needs and concerns of your employees. Some of the low people actually have some helpful things to add.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average Employee rates and average company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at ABB Group

    Pros

    ABB is a Large Company with good benefits. There are many opportunities in other parts of the company if you don't like where you are presently. A large company also rides the vissisitudes of the market easier than a small company. Perhaps the best reason is the benefits. The company does more than it has to in some areas. 401k is average. Vacation is wonderful as is the severence package if you're unlucky enough to use it. They also have good tuition reimbursement and adoption benefits. If you woud rather loaf than work, ABB is the place for you. It's easy to hide in a nook or cranny of the corporate structure if you want.

    Cons

    Large Company with much politics. Trying to get anything done quickly is impossible. As a marketing manager, it was very difficult working with marketing communications (the people who are responsible for corporate image and rule of how documents and other media should look.) They always shot down our ideas because they didn't fit with the European mentality, even though they fit perfectly with a US customer. ABB is a European company which means most discisions are by committee and consensous instead of a dictator style. Trying to get consensous on everything is impossible or you end up with something that no one likes. The Web site was terrible when I was there but it's improved a bit since then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to integrate the ABB portion of the company with the Bailey Controls part of the company better. Job swap programs between Sweden or Switzerland (or Germany) and the US would be helpful. It seems that the Bailey controls sub-group is still thinking like Bailey controls while the European ABB group is pushing things down the necks of the US group without thinking about ramifications.

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    ABB is a great company to grow professionally

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at ABB Group

    Pros

    ABB is a very large company where employees have opportunity to grow, either
    in the same area or into something else. It is a great place to grow professionally.
    However, it may not have many opportunities available for promotios within the same
    branch one is at, so at times, to move forward, it is necessary to move within the industry
    to other cities / plants.

    Cons

    It depends in which city the company is located at and the culture of the people.
    ABB sells itself as a company that welcomes / accepts diversity. However, when
    you are inside the company, if you think different or come from a culture which
    is different from the culture of the city the company is located at, it might be very
    challeging for them to accept you and incorporate you into their culture.
    At times I felt discriminated for the treatment I was receiving from being from a
    different country and having different beliefs. The way they advertise diversity
    is very different that what it is in the real life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To focus on developing the people. Spend time in creating a nice environment for employees
    who work inside the company. Have appreciation for people's work, encourage people
    to move forward. It pays off, the results will show!

    Recommends
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