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"ABB is a very competitive and respectable place of employment."

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Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The pay scale seems very competitive and fair. 401k, pension plan, vision, dental and health! Coworkers are always willing to support if needed. The managers are all former Field Service Personnel and know what it takes to get the job done.

Cons

The travel for my particular job is significant. Not good for someone with close family ties. There is a just get the customer taken care of mentality with no regard for the employee needs.

Advice to Management

Listen to the needs and concerns of your employees. Some of the low people actually have some helpful things to add.

Other Employee Reviews for ABB

  1. "A global company and global leader with green focus."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company that is highly ethical, a global leader with green products and services our world needs the most in "Power & Productivity". There are many opportunities to grow and advance your career if you so like. It all depends on what you are willing to put in. We are moving in the right direction to become One Simple ABB, with common systems and business processes.

    Cons

    Since we are a global company you are on the job most of the time since you are connected to colleagues all over the world and several timezones away from you are at any given point. A global knowledge management system within IS/IT would be welcomed to further increase knowledge sharing.

    Advice to Management

    We need a much more efficient mobile email tool - such as Blackberry. Also - we should take the opportunity to further reduce our "dead weight".


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    "Average Employee rates and average company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ABB is a Large Company with good benefits. There are many opportunities in other parts of the company if you don't like where you are presently. A large company also rides the vissisitudes of the market easier than a small company. Perhaps the best reason is the benefits. The company does more than it has to in some areas. 401k is average. Vacation is wonderful as is the severence package if you're unlucky enough to use it. They also have good tuition reimbursement and adoption benefits. If you woud rather loaf than work, ABB is the place for you. It's easy to hide in a nook or cranny of the corporate structure if you want.

    Cons

    Large Company with much politics. Trying to get anything done quickly is impossible. As a marketing manager, it was very difficult working with marketing communications (the people who are responsible for corporate image and rule of how documents and other media should look.) They always shot down our ideas because they didn't fit with the European mentality, even though they fit perfectly with a US customer. ABB is a European company which means most discisions are by committee and consensous instead of a dictator style. Trying to get consensous on everything is impossible or you end up with something that no one likes. The Web site was terrible when I was there but it's improved a bit since then.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to integrate the ABB portion of the company with the Bailey Controls part of the company better. Job swap programs between Sweden or Switzerland (or Germany) and the US would be helpful. It seems that the Bailey controls sub-group is still thinking like Bailey controls while the European ABB group is pushing things down the necks of the US group without thinking about ramifications.

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