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ABB Reviews

Updated May 12, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of hands on experience. Everybody is very friendly and eager to help

    Cons

    Work hours are a bit extreme. May not be true, but it seems the expectation from management is a 10 hour minimum work day.

    Advice to Management

    Push for change, not just action items. Management is very reactive in their decision making. Different daily priorities will not drive change.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "OSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OSR in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - OSR in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products. upward mobility opportunity if you are ok with 10% salary cap with promotion.

    Cons

    Salary is low related to expectation. Flex compensation does not reflect actual sales and a lot of busy work

    Advice to Management

    better sales reports/less busy work


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  5. "Does not care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    good life work balance, not much pressure

    Cons

    typical big companies, not one leaves and no one get promoted


  6. "work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good people to work with

    Cons

    not many local.locations for growth

    Advice to Management

    lighten up


  7. "Electronic Maintenance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronic Maintenance Technician in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Electronic Maintenance Technician in Jefferson City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best paying job in the area. Teamwork among co-workers is good. A variety of equipment to maintain which can be challenging at times but keep you learning something new every day.

    Cons

    With the vast amount of equipment, training is inadequate. Safety can also be approved upon. Too much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time and money into training mechanics and electricians. By doing so, this will improve on the equipment down time.


  8. "Can be a good place, if......"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if your not looking to promote. Pay is very good. Offer one day work from home (depends on dept.)

    Cons

    Company went through several layoffs. More concerned with the bottom line. Not interested in investing in quality training. Forced vacation at end of year because of company shut-down. People scared to do knowledge transfer, work as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your internal training university and invest in your employees who are will to do what is necessary in regards to the mission statement. When they take the time and initiative to improve on their on time, and they come to you and say, "Hey, I think the whole team will benefit". Don't tell them well, you need to invest in your own future but improving is part of your performance review. You just lost your good talent.


  9. "Controller"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and products (if leveraged fully)

    Cons

    lack of vision, direction and priority. Local management has to defend market and product reasoning while the balance of the business rotates from employer to employer in the specific job market

    Advice to Management

    Obtain "go doers" and put them in leveraged position to grow impact. Current stats quo will not suffice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR department issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Great smart people to work with, mostly great product.

    Cons

    Local HR person does not seem engaged in her job

    Advice to Management

    Change local HR person


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Onboarding Team Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Onboarding Team Lead in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Onboarding Team Lead in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    good location
    pays pretty well
    benefits okay
    working relationship with colleagues is okay
    challenging work

    Cons

    no applicant tracking tool
    manual processes
    lots of moving parts
    lots of systems to manage
    high insurance deductibles


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