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ABB Houston Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good company with room for growth and development.

    Cons

    None at this particular time.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Consulting Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global scope. Benefits. Some of the technology depending on where you work.

    Cons

    Very much a silo organization. Bloated. Too many VP's. No opportunities to move to other divisions. Does not understand the US Market. Focus is on EBIT, not employees or customers. ABB is an accounting company that happens to produce some technology.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a company location I can comfortably recommend to anyone."

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    Current Employee - Power Grids/Electrification Products- Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Power Grids/Electrification Products- Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company so some job security is high in the fact that xfmrs are always needed.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities unless they are traditional progressions and employee led. Lack of guidance of any sort from managerial level down. Managers take advantage of hard working employees by over using them until they leave the company while under using employees with lack of work ethic, allowing them to continue with no repercussions as an employee. CEO level promotes women focused employment but what they do not say is that they only promote it from a certain level employee higher. No focus on growing all women in the company, including base level women. Company will let go an employee that has been within the company for more than a decade to immediately hire someone with less experience and less qualifications from outside the company for cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    If ABB is supposed to be competing with the standard companies of substance in the industry such as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, etc, then it would stand to reason that ABB should probably treat their employees like each of these companies do. ABB treats its executives the same way as said companies, but it in no way treats its employees lacking the moniker "VP" or higher in their title the same way. Invest in your employees first and freely and you will reap the benefits in your sales and work ethic through and through.


  4. "Extern"

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    Former Intern - Extern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Extern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great sense of professionalism. Great culture.

    Cons

    Unresponsive to emails for helping with job placement.

    Advice to Management

    People who work for you should get more of a chance to secure a position than other candidates.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High white collar turnover in U.S. says it all."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable career start point to gain experience for future opportunities outside company.

    Cons

    Large employee turnover in U.S. operations. New European management team making questionable decisions with little communication to non European operations. $100M employee embezzlement in Korea reflection of incompetent management. Push by major investors to break company up into more manageable units probably best for employees & investors.

    Advice to Management

    Poll focus groups, customers and/or employees before making significant business decisions. Present management decisions unwinding gains made in U.S. by past management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Work Environment. Work/life Balance.

    Cons

    Cumbersome processes. Slow to respond.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the work instead of the processes.


  7. "Service Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ABB is International Recognized compony with over 100 years of experience in energy and manufacturing industry. System is organized and there lots of things to learn here.

    Cons

    Safety of petrochemical facilities, testing of piping process, commissioning of new products and maintenance of CGA products in dangerous areas

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Project Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Large multinational company, chance of an international career if you are willing to live abroad. I started in Mexico and then had a change for a Short term Assignment in HQ in Switzerland, and after that got a job in US.
    Benefits are ok, I guess on the average on big companies.
    Senior management is often open and great and experienced people.

    Cons

    I guess is the same on a lot of places but work/life balance is tough for Finance department, tight deadlines on closing, a lot of monthly business reviews on the middle of closing process or before full close is done.

    Advice to Management

    Excess of meetings leads to nowhere specially when information is not available (specially before closing or ABACUS submission) , with tools as ABACUS report generator there should be no need for extra information or side reporting.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Automation Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary compared to similar companies
    Supportive Management
    Job Flexibility

    Cons

    Nothing Major at this time


  10. "Proposals"

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    Current Employee - Proposals Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Proposals Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Large company with ample opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like working at a large company


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