Working for such a large global company, you fear to be lost in the mix. But the balance and communication from all levels is excellent and positive. There is a company philosophy focusing on Heath & Safety, Quality and Ethical behavior. Quarterly employee training and refresher courses for employees to remind them of the ABB Policies and Code of Conduct.
Excellent culture in regards to Ethics, Quality and Heath & Safety
Customer oriented work culture and travelling required
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 24 January 2017
Day to day work revolves around delivering satisfying result to our customers. This includes visiting customer facilities to help install and verify the work. The one principle that cannot be omitted from any work is SAFETY, and it is the first conversation one has when conducting a meeting.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Alberta – 18 December 2016
I believe this company is an excellent starting point for someone of my potential, however I feel restrained. Management could be described as adequate and it is felt on the backs of the workers. Job security was not very good here.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 September 2016
Ensuring that the office is stocked and prepared for a productive day. Scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms and making any travel arrangements for management. Reconciling expense reports. Ordering lunches for meetings and lunch & learns. Coordinating all social club events
Within my role I have learned that when you do your job well and do it with a positive attitude your managers and coworkers appreciate your dedication.
The most difficult part of my job was honestly being in an industry that is suffering right now and watching so many fantastic people being let go.
The most enjoyable part of my job was coordinating all corporate events (Stampede breakfasts and rodeo, customer golf tournaments etc.) and ensuring that our customers were having a good time and were happy.
Excellent professional working environment, . A lot of smart people who became my mentors, I learned a lot from them.
ELECTRICAL DESIGNER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 July 2016
Excellent place to work in if you are a rookie designer, I like the fact that nobody in the office will belittle or humiliate you if you ask questions to technical stuff that you don't know about yet, even stupid questions because asking questions are actually encouraged, there is a saying in the office that "there are no stupid questions". This working environment really helped me learn, grow and acquire knowledge fast.
Everyone is a professional and anyone who violates the code of ethics are immediately weeded out.
free fruit basket every week. relatively flexible working hours.
ABB is a very big company without a rigid structure for every job. This means that you can pretty much mold the job to your expectations.
The financial controls are very strict which is great since you can't wander off for long before someone steps in.
I actually really like working at ABB, overall I think it's the best company I worked at. The only issue I see at this time is the advancement. It's really complicated to move up or in my case to move to a different location in the company.
Management driven by global group with single minded focus on profitability. True 'large' company mentality. Reinvents its business model every three years and returns to where it started every six to nine years. Endless cycles of hiring / firing. Focus on your job but don't be surprised when they are done with you.
little value given to its largest asset... people.
Working at ABB helps me to obtain a very thorough understanding of finance control and planning, accounting reporting and SOX control. Working with the management team and other co-team members has been a wonderful learning experience for me in such fields as managing process improvement projects, developing KPIs, risk managements as well as developing a strong communication skills.