Love the company but could improve
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – June 22, 2018
ABB is a great company to work for if you are an engineer, they are a huge company so there are plenty of opportunities to find something that you like. As an intern, I learned a lot during my time there that I don't think I could have learned from a textbook in school. I loved the people and everyone I worked with, but I do see some problems that they need to fix.
First off, ABB is a huge company made up of many division; however, there is very little collaboration across division, or at least that's how it was in the division I worked for. I believe this is mainly because each division acts as its own company and sees the others as separate businesses under the same name, ABB.
Branching off my first point, ABB is made up of bunch of companies they have bought over the years, such as Baldor Motor, B&R, Thomas & Betts, and recently GE Industrial, and these companies are what make up the different divisions of ABB. A big problem within ABB, especially in the United States, is the culture that has formed within these business units. For many of the older people who worked at the company before it was bought by ABB, they have this 'Big Brother' mindset when it comes to ABB and act as if they are the 'Dark Side'. I believe that this hinders collaboration and movement between the business unit.
Also, pay for Interns is competitive/average when compared to normal businesses; however, there are many companies is the area that pay 20-30% more. This is also a hindrance as many broke college students are going to pick another company based on compensation.