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ABB Houston Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  • It maybe affects your work life balance if you didn't managw your time wisely (in 27 reviews)

  • Low salary in comparison with other international companies (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Extern"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Service Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good career opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Proposals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad range of projects. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Do not invest enough in supporting their products, then customers are unhappy. The people who build them are not there any more. Products quality is not enforced at 100%. Do not use latest technology.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talent! You have left the knowledge go and that damages the response capacity of the company.


  9. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    training, international assignment, professional process

    Cons

    too big to do the business


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Constant Changes"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Material Specialist in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Material Specialist in Kingwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager to work with for the most part. Salary was comparable to the industry.

    Cons

    Constant change allows for no tracking and grasping of want upper management really wants. No real direction, just ideas of what they THINK would work. Not a good morale builder for newer employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get your ideas in order before you implement major changes/


  11. "Good employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    Pros

    Work and life balance.
    Employee-friendly workplace culture.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce overhead


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