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ABB Cary Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Cary, NC

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  1. "Finance PAL Program"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits and good Career growth potential

    Cons

    Just another face in the crowd


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual salary increases, flexible work schedule, annual bonus.

    Cons

    Constant change. Management cannot decide on direction. Moved jobs then moved them back less than a year later. No strong leadership. Under qualified leaders. Current management concerned less with what is best for the company and more about how to forward their own careers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees who are qualified for the position. Hire managers with vision for the future, not just to clean up problems from the past mistakes.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Sabbatical could prevent some burnout in this company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for global mobility are plenty. Young people in this company are great assets.

    Cons

    No sabbatical leave policy. Unfortunately there is a lot of people close or in burnout state in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide option for Sabbatical for employees with +5 years experience. Would help to prevent some people to crash into the wall.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Global company with diversity. Opportunities for transferring to other departments.

    Cons

    Global company strategy effects local business units .


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Dead End Job"

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    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, work life balance. Large name recognition.

    Cons

    Culture - too many complainers. Management - no sense of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Too much excess fat


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work for fresh graduates"

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    Former Employee - North Carolina in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - North Carolina in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn new things

    Cons

    Management needs from flexibility. Work and life balance could have been done better

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It was good, but could have been better ...unnecessary turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    Pros

    great company and benefits. heading in the right direction

    Cons

    micromanaging, too many managers. direction gets lost in translation. There was no work life balance only for management.

    Advice to Management

    STOP micromanaging and trust your employees! Guarantee you will yield better results. Get on one accord stop delivering conflicting information. Hence the turnover

  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (8)

    "ABB good company for some"

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    Former Employee - Senior Level in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Level in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (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 Management

    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.


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