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ABB Reviews

Updated May 29, 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. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (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.


  2. "work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Service Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ABB is International Recognized compony with over 100 years of experience in energy and manufacturing industry. System is organized and there lots of things to learn here.

    Cons

    Safety of petrochemical facilities, testing of piping process, commissioning of new products and maintenance of CGA products in dangerous areas


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    they MAKE you take time off, you cannot save up your vacation hours

    Cons

    300 layoffs at this facility while they sent most of the business to other companies they own around the globe

    Advice to Management

    stop defending the company and defend your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Safety oriented. Global company. Many opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many antiquated documentation processes.


  7. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the growth opportunities and challenge. The people are great too. Global company with several divisions and many products.

    Cons

    The grind can be a bit tough sometimes. Intense focus on Revenue, GM%, and EBIT can be intense. Company structure can be a pain at times.

    Advice to Management

    We need to find a way to reduce redundancy due to our matrix structure.


  8. "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Nice work balance

    Cons

    Benefits (health insurance)
    Limited career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Good company


  9. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SCT Project Site Manager in Woodland, ME
    Former Employee - SCT Project Site Manager in Woodland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best company I ever worked for...Great management team and co-workers

    Cons

    So large of a company, it is sometimes hard to get to the right person...but when you do...help arrives...

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to make access to the correct person for a particular product line...Typically Technical help.


  10. "Plenty of challenge and ability to make a difference while working with smart, motivated professionals."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operational Excellence in Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - Director of Operational Excellence in Dunwoody, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting assignments; strong corporate values including safety, integrity, collaboration, and trust; plenty of opportunity to learn and build a career.

    Cons

    Country-based organization makes global collaboration challenging; layered organization in which many people have 2 managers (local and functional); more bureaucracy than I would prefer.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in young talent (college recruiting) to offset the aging workforce.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good career opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Large multinational company, chance of an international career if you are willing to live abroad. I started in Mexico and then had a change for a Short term Assignment in HQ in Switzerland, and after that got a job in US.
    Benefits are ok, I guess on the average on big companies.
    Senior management is often open and great and experienced people.

    Cons

    I guess is the same on a lot of places but work/life balance is tough for Finance department, tight deadlines on closing, a lot of monthly business reviews on the middle of closing process or before full close is done.

    Advice to Management

    Excess of meetings leads to nowhere specially when information is not available (specially before closing or ABACUS submission) , with tools as ABACUS report generator there should be no need for extra information or side reporting.


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