Overall Reviews at ABB
CNC Machinist | Athens, GA | Apr 1, 2019
Ok place to work
The pay is not bad at all and it was the easiest job I've ever had but the lower management was a complete joke. Supervisors were out to get other supervisors and employees they did not like for childish reasons. 1st shift was supposed to rotate mandatory weekends with 2nd and 3rd shift but the 1st shift supervisor never made them come in so you can bet 2nd and 3rd shift was going to always be working every other weekend. Supervisors would let their buddies on the floor off on weekends that they were supposed to work while the workload is steadily building up with nothing said. You also have to work there a really long time just to get two weeks vacation (5 years I believe) and there were TONS of people there with 10-12 years seniority still on 2nd and 3rd shift. Not for me. There are some really awesome people that work at the Athens location but the PTO, no end sight for night shift and a horrible supervisor made me pack my bags to find something with better opportunities.
Prosrelaxed work enviroment, good pay for the easy work.
Cons20 min lunch, poor lower management
Quality Assurance Technician | Ormond Beach, FL | Nov 16, 2019
old and antiquated facility, ingrained management there to stay without accountability
Starting out with a bachelors in engineering, I was passed over for employment until the next fiscal year. I was employed on a 4/5 against with the old management not wanting to take a risk on a young fresh out of college student. Therefore I was placed on the production floor working 60+ hour weeks in a trial by fire to break me in 100+ degree working conditions. After 2 years of working in the trenches with 2 promotions I was given an office job where I was finally able to see the backward beast run from the inside. Needless to say i am not impressed as my yearly pay decreased year by year with my promotions. No matter what project I was assigned to, the culture was unable to take on any fully noticeable improvement other than skin deep appearances.
After 3 years, I am happy to have had the opportunity to grow my resume, but I am tired of giving my time to a company that I will never clear $50,000 / year working for.
Assembly Technician | West Burlington, IA | Apr 15, 2019
Decent place to work, management is worthless!!!
Some supervisors are too busy banging their employees to care about any actual work concern you may have or just don't care in general. Managers encourage employees to snitch on other employees whether they are doing something wrong or not. If someone doesn't like you, they will do everything in their power to snitch on you for nothing and make managers believe them to get you fired. Employees who have been there for multiple years think they are gods and think they deserve special treatment because they built the company up. Managers play favorites way too much. Plant manager gives you the typical political run around during plant wide meetings.
Other than the management, it pays fairly well depending on position, but you max out in your wage after 6 months and don't get raises. Benefits are solid. Work hours are usually pretty good unless its a busy quarter, then its scheduled overtime - 50+ hours a week.
Prosbenefits, few good coworkers
Injection Mold Operator | Hackettstown, NJ | Mar 20, 2020
ABB could've been my career.
Keyword is couldve. I worked here for a short time before the overnight manager decided to crack down on any sort of resting. Even giving grief to people for simply leaning against their work tables.
The work was easy enough, the environment was acceptable albeit noisy and hot, all dangers were taken care of via osha certified gloves, sleeves, and earbuds.
At the hackettstown location off of newburgh rd is where I was at, for my short stay.
Co workers all shared the same thoughts. It went from a "career" to "I'm just here until something better shows up."
Hardest part of the job was dealing with management.
Best part of the job was learning the presses! Some of them were old and leaky and what not, but they were still super cool to learn. the REM presses were my favorite.
A regular day at work would be-
go to work
Easy enough. Too bad management on the overnight shift was a miserable failure.
Project Leader | Redmond, WA | May 14, 2019
Project leader summary
ABB overall was our Parent company. I worked for the T & B side of the house. I would go in each day and organize the day for the Tech's. I learned personalities of employees need to be considered when assigning work and "teams". The management was largely dictated by Sr Mgt and Sales as our Direct Mgr was pretty far removed and hesitant to make decisions in general. The workplace culture was hectic and fast paced. I had to constantly make decisions on scheduling and parts availability to make the day happen. I would say the hardest part of the job was being able to balance the workload with the manpower and resources available to me. I got a lot of satisfaction out of completing a week and having all of the Tech's say they were satisfied with the job and all their work was complete. That is a good week. A lot of takeaways from this experience, most of them good.
Sales Manager | Lewisburg, WV | Mar 4, 2019
ABB Process Manufacturing Unit in Lewisburg was well-managed at the local level, but was handicapped by a sales model structured by corporate management.
The General Manger was excellent in terms of market understand and product.
The workplace culture suffered due to dropping sales created by a restructuring of the manufacturer's representative network and commission structures. The changes created uncertainty that the facility would remain open. It has now since been relocated.
The hardest part of the job was the loss of half of the rep network which created a gap in sales. This was a corporate management decision.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. They were hard-working, knowledgeable, and understood process analytics.
ProsPeople, remaining sales channels
ConsAging products, Corporate Management
Forklift Operator | Portland, TN | Jan 10, 2019
Would recommend if you don’t care to feel unappreciated
I worked there for 2 years starting off as a operator & I came in daily for the 1st year & a half & operated a machine that was raggedy & maintenance would get mad whenever they were paged to a machine. The molders all huddle up in groups & make all the money & try to mess with every girl they see there. Everyone smiles in your face & talks behind your back including management. Eventually I overcame this & moved up as a material handler/forklift driver and the only thing that made this better was that I didn’t have to page for maintenance anymore. I worked there 2 years & only saw the plant manager about 4 times. Management is horrible they will tell you one thing & lie right to your face. This job is more stressful than anything and the only way you will succeed at ABB is if you are a yes man
Customer Service Representative | Memphis, TN | Dec 12, 2018
ABB is a great company to work for in regards to benefits and/or advancement through transferring to a different department. As for the Memphis location, you will notice unfair and discriminating practices used. If there is an issue, the management team is not very effective. They use favoritism over good work ethics. The employees are a melting pot of race and nationalities, but like so many other companies, there is discrimination within the departments.
Going to work and doing a great job on a daily basis should be all you have to do to be satisfied, but you will see a lack of confidentiality, discrimination, favoritism, and constant lies. If you bury your head in the sand and not become a part of what is happening around you, ABB is the place for you. Good luck!
ConsManagement does not have your back.
Logistics Associate | New Berlin, WI | Nov 6, 2018
A very fast paced environment in a solid company that has room for growth
A typical day at ABB is very busy , especially during peak season. I learned a lot about logistics while employed at ABB. I was Haz Mat certified and learned what it takes to get the job done fast and adequately in order to get the correct product to the end user in a timely manner . Management at ABB was adequate. Communication was the only downfall that I noticed. Workplace culture was good with a lot of diversity. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the workload demands and working long hours during peak times. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendly environment and the people that work there.
ProsGood benefits, paid vacations, free meals and gift cards to reward employees.
ConsSmall annual raises that dont meet cost of living.
Tooling Engineer | Athens, TN | Aug 25, 2019
Facility Makes A Difference
The Athens facility should not be considered typical for ABB. The Athens location is poorly run by under-informed plant management. No records kept for production costs so improvements in process are difficult to document. Attempts to improve process are often met with resistance and non-cooperation from the departments. Department supervisors welcome change but it never seems to happen. Standard die stamping rules and procedures are ignored. Standard tool-room instrumentation is absent. A huge amount of critical design data is kept on a non supported CAD program that can't be converted to current supported programs. Should be a much better facility than what it is. Very poor management local plant level that should not reflect on ABB itself.