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Updated May 25, 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. "Application engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very interactive culture throughout.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost.


  2. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and have the best opportunity to use what I learned in college. They hire within the company first to better yourself before hiring outside.

    Cons

    Insurance costs to much for what it cost you monthly and doesn't cover certain medicines that my family and others need on a daily basis.


  3. "Extern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Extern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Extern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sense of professionalism. Great culture.

    Cons

    Unresponsive to emails for helping with job placement.

    Advice to Management

    People who work for you should get more of a chance to secure a position than other candidates.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  6. "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.

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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


  8. "Finance PAL Program"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Honest review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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