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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "TOP heavy company"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Planner in Memphis, TN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule as long as Manager approves

    Cons

    They use antiquated AS400 software inheriting it from T&B where it is not supported anymore and is very inflexible.


  2. "Just a number, no loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, Clean new facility

    Cons

    upper management did not care about employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, employment benefits are stellar, safety and ethics are more than buzzwords.

    Cons

    Complete inability to think outside the box. Product driven vs customer driven, severely risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Give local units greater freedom to achieve customer and company goals.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manufactures Power & Automation Products & Software"

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

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

    Pros

    Multi-national company with upcoming presence in robotics.

    Cons

    Leadership and business struggling resulting in frequent ambush type layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear direction to employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK, lots of overtime. Great overall company

    Cons

    The US Solar Service depart is so poorly managed. Much confusion and blame shifting. The example being set by management is very bad.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at Service management, poor communication. Unless we can make management feel it was their idea, they will never implement our ideas. Feels like grade school management.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "OK employer"

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    Former Employee - EHS in Crystal Springs, MS
    Former Employee - EHS in Crystal Springs, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to fo work. Invests in safety

    Cons

    Long hours . Limited promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people due to merit not because of special groups.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Big company with great opportunity

    Cons

    Doesn't care about knowledge just bottom line

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Springs, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Springs, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and decent bonus.

    Cons

    Can not run from automated design tool.

    Advice to Management

    Engineer training is required what day use daily. People seem to just design it without knowing the product.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "ABB a corporate giant with big head and little feet."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    ABB has virtually limitless opportunities to grow and learn. Attracts talent to work in technical innovations that later become “de facto” standards in industry.
    Offers fair remuneration package for employees.

    Cons

    Increasingly top heavy company, its large overhead costs make it difficult to compete in the market place. ABB is a technology innovative giant plagued with processes that do not add value to the customer and make goals hard to reach.
    If you are a Lean Six-Sigma advocate and want to face a big challenge, this company may be a good fit for you. On the other hand, if you want to work in an environment that promotes efficiency to achieve goals, this place may be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line positions at the top, many of those build up “CYA” processes that add no value. Retain those top officials with a helicopter view of the business and who are capable of assuming healthy risks without fear. Flatten your corporate structure and add more “doers” at lower levels where workers are stressed out.
    Remake your entire global structure. Internationally ABB is not a single company with presence in more than 100 countries. It is rather a club of 100+ little ABBs that compete with one another stacking margin upon margin.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Average employer"

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    Current Employee - Breaker Assembler in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Breaker Assembler in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Most supervisor are great to work for and very helpful to help increase production in most cases.

    Cons

    A lot of over time 8-20 hours every week. Also a lot of Saturdays. senior Management is very reactive and slow at execution or not at all

    Advice to Management

    Get changes implemented faster. Hold people accountable for purposely not doing their jobs


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