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ABB New Berlin Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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New Berlin, WI

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  1. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A very interactive culture throughout.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost.


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    "Group Lead - Product Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Group Lead - Product Engineering in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Group Lead - Product Engineering in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, offers excellent technical challenges, good technical skill set development

    Cons

    Limited training in ERP and other Business systems.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on core, value added activities.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent physical working conditions, Wauwatosa location is beautiful with much natural lighting and a delightful cafe area

    Cons

    Company is huge, sterile, no one gets to know anyone and there is no mixer activities unless your manager likes to take your group out on occassion.

    Advice to Management

    Bring everyone together more often, don't assume executive info is trickling down to the office cube or shop floor.


  4. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New Berlin, WI
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and very laied back

    Cons

    none but i was only an intern

    Advice to Management

    none. I was left alone unless they needed something or I needed something


  5. Helpful (1)

    "a difficult 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good co-workers, good facilities

    Cons

    The management was too lenient with project financial requirements and this later hurt the financial performance of the group I worked with.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in New Berlin, WI
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still has European mentality - fair work hours, carryover vacation hours that can't be used, etc.
    Very clean & safe workplace
    Respectable employer

    Cons

    Hogan is starting to bring in GE ideas. Pulling employees from High cost countries - moving to LCC - may be good for short term stock gains, but not sure if it's good for the long haul.
    Raises are relatively flat - reduces incentive to produce

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication within ABB
    Provide incentives to reduce similar product groups to reduce internal competition
    Improve literature of products to consumers - easier to implement, less complex
    Reduce workforce in Europe to LCC's slowly - could backkfire with blackballing from EU governements.


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