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Updated January 18, 2018
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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  1. "Internship at ABB Enterprise Software Group"

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    Former Intern - Database Developer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Intern - Database Developer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, laid back culture, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Not a lot of good work to do. Monotonous tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on assigning challenging work to employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - IS Applications Specialist in Willoughby, OH
    Former Employee - IS Applications Specialist in Willoughby, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employer. Good for college interns and co-ops. Friendly coworkers. Flexible hours. Not fast paced. Safety is stressed. Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    No employee development or cross training. No incentive for senior employees to remain. Managerial track over emphasized. Salary not keeping pace with market.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough communication to staff. Too many managers not enough workers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good intentions to be innovative"

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

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Long history and European traditions

    Cons

    Slow to realize and respond to changes in markets

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers and bench market products


  4. "R&D Contract Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The local people were easy to work with.
    I was given autonomy to manage myself and my projects.
    We accomplished a lot with small teams.

    Cons

    Project Managers are part of a development team and do not control resources or budgets.
    I was a contractor for more than five years and there were never any conversations about bringing me in house. The position was always planned as temporary.
    I had to negotiate my own rate. My employer was nothing more than a pass through for a W-2.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out most of middle management. The people doing R&D work are too far removed from those that actually make budget and strategy decisions.


  5. "Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at ABB as an intern

    Pros

    Good work enviornment. People help you

    Cons

    THere are not cons to this company


  6. "Solid company, opaque corporate group"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get responsibility without age. Better work life balance than other Washington DC consultants

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow travel expense reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    View your people as valuable assets like technologies


  7. "Field Service"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Richland, WA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting working environment
    Exposure to new technology
    Great benefits
    Gain experience quickly
    Apply skills
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Significant time away from home
    Little interactions with other ABB employees

    Advice to Management

    The job is great but very lonely. If possible place ABB employees in a city with an ABB office for a stronger connection to the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and the benefits are similar to other employers.

    Cons

    On boarding was a nightmare and working with information systems and hr is a big headache.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the numbers and make sure your people are getting what they need to make home life better.


  9. "senior program manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ABB (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global setting allowed international exposure during system integration

    Cons

    R&D operations were moved overseas


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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