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Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance is not so good (in 26 reviews)

  • Low salary in comparison with other international companies (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Specilaist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work with

    Cons

    There are no cons in this company

    Advice to Management

    Management is awesome

    ABB Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for the feedback.


  2. "Good Company Going Through Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Deep industry expertise in power and robotics marketplaces
    - Focused on employee development in a multi-cultural environment
    - Growing business in a tough marketplace
    - Keenly focused on building IOT expertise
    - Working hard to become customer/market focused

    Cons

    - Still an engineering driven business
    - If you are not very self driven and motivated it's easy to get lost and become a small cog in the big ABB machine
    - Too country focused ... need to become more centrally

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support ABB Digital - I'm impressed with Guido Jouret.

    Need to continue evolving business away from an engineering oriented culture to a market driven business. Engineering is simply not very market savvy and the company needs to move business decisions away from engineering as soon as possible.

    ABB Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments.


  3. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "It was a good run"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a huge company opened doors

    Cons

    It was a huge company moved slow


  6. "Finance PAL Program"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Land of Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Honest review"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assembler2"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

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    Cons

    Low pay , laid off 40 percent of work force but still have higher woroad. BH BH nk

    Advice to Management

    More money for man. U . Facturing


  11. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company very good for moving up the ladder. They really promote everyone to build their careers and further education.

    Cons

    Very corporate. This sometimes makes rules a little rigid. They don't always pay shop workers the best but it is a stable job with growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Let's try to be more flexible. Before we roll out high level strategies we need a plan to take it to all the BUs.


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