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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company Going Through Changes"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  3. "sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits good employees good place to work

    Cons

    to big mismanaged not enough tools


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor employee treatment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worldwide company with generous benefits; excellent travel and vacation policies.

    Cons

    High degree of turnover; pay increases were hard to come by. Personnel reviews are required to mark down categories so the employee doesn't score to high. No room for advancement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast changing, good work experience, worldwide corp, high ceiling, innovation and leadership, customer focus. Is a big family all looking to contribute with the progress of the company.

    Cons

    Fast changing, can improve market strategies, it looks like the competition is more agressive is some areas. Increase present is other areas

    Advice to Management

    HHRR is you most valuable assesment

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High white collar turnover in U.S. says it all."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable career start point to gain experience for future opportunities outside company.

    Cons

    Large employee turnover in U.S. operations. New European management team making questionable decisions with little communication to non European operations. $100M employee embezzlement in Korea reflection of incompetent management. Push by major investors to break company up into more manageable units probably best for employees & investors.

    Advice to Management

    Poll focus groups, customers and/or employees before making significant business decisions. Present management decisions unwinding gains made in U.S. by past management.


  7. "Interesting."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great product for the industry with great lead times. Great benefits and excellent pay coming in. Can be a family type environment.

    Cons

    Equality. Lack of support from management. No succession plan for entry level employees. Hr not supportive for anything at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention.

  8. "Global Technology Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Technology, Good People, Ethics, Opportunities, Global Mobility

    Cons

    Big Company, Bureaucracy, Multi-Site Coordination


  9. "Product Manager"

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    • 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

    Great work culture, Great competition

    Cons

    Extremely slow in taking decisions


  10. "Business is business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    Good work environment. Seems to be on a good course to becoming a great company

    Cons

    Don't really have any... maybe a revamp of the annual review process.


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