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ABB Raleigh Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good training.

    Cons

    A lot of managers to report Some Managers without the technical knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Encourage workers to work as a team, not against each division.

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but as with any large company it comes with its challenges."

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse global company that requires cross cultural collaboration. Good work life balance encouraged, and many good teams to work with.

    Cons

    Every couple of years the company goes through reorganization in an effort to scale down management but people and titles get shifted but nothing changes.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Land of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I find that there are many opportunities within ABB. Working in a corporate location (i.e. not a plant), there are many opportunities to move laterally and upwards across multiple functions. It is not uncommon for people to work in Finance, but then move into HR or SCM or other function. Within Finance there are opportunities within AP, AR, GA, Treasury, Real Estate, Corporate Accounting, etc. The people are friendly and the work hours are reasonable (I wouldn't have said this 7-10 years ago).

    Cons

    Bullies are often promoted (especially women) and low performers have the most job security. 2% per year in US - barely covers inflation. Company loyalty is strong as many people have been with the company for 15+ years. While this could be a pro, it seems more of a con as these people do not see the benefit of change which is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Move into the 21st century - Move to Paid Time Off, Allow and encourage working from home, Use applications / software on the cloud (not using internal network which regularly has issues), etc.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Honest review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    1. Nice benefits
    2. Great opportunities (especially international) if you are willing to do the work
    3. Nice people

    Cons

    A limitation is that most opportunities tend to be assigned per who you know basis instead of what you know


  6. 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.


  7. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Nice work balance

    Cons

    Benefits (health insurance)
    Limited career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Good company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brand name, good exposure.

    Cons

    Slow to react, large organization

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive if possible


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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

    Pros

    Exciting global work, strong benefits and work environment. Emerging markets in US relates to a lot of projects and work ahead.

    Cons

    Currently, none at this time.

    Advice to Management

    continue to lead


  10. "Intern experiences"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and good atomosphere

    Cons

    High work load, need to work over hours sometime


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