ABB Employee Reviews in Canada

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The right place to work in
Service Contracts Administrator (Current Employee), Burlington, ONJuly 26, 2015
Great benefits and Open environment to express yourself
Flexible working from home option
Great team and co-workers
Supportive managers
High investment on training and development
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Great company to work for!
Buyer / Planner / Customer Service (Former Employee), Burlington, ONJuly 18, 2015
Pros: Advancement opportunites!
ABB is a great company with many benefits, room for advancement, dealing with many different countries and cultures! Outstanding training and travel opportunities within in the company!
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Generally a good company but significant rebuilding in progress
consultant (Former Employee), Richmond, BCJune 28, 2015
Pros: Flexible hours. Able to work from home
Cons: Often overtime is required
The Enterprise Software group is in the process of rebuilding (integrating with ABB) and economic restructuring. It may take a couple of years for any R&D investment and ABB marketing attention to pay off after several years of erosion. (Both had been neglected for some time).
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Fun and Fair place to work
QC Electrical Lead (Former Employee), Red Deer, ABApril 1, 2015
They are just like any other company, fair, saftey orientated, team atmosphere, offers benefits, family balance and you dont feel like just a number
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Very well structured organization
Mechanical engineering intern and part-time worker (Former Employee), Saint-Laurent, QCMarch 28, 2015
Pros: Great cafeteria
This company has good management, good facilities and a good work atmosphere. I learned how to work within a multi-disciplinary team, how to follow various projects at the same time and improved my CAD skills.
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workplace environment
2 year apprentice (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 24, 2015
work outside
pull wires
terminate wires
install panels
terminate panels
upgrades in the plant
follow direction of foreman
work well as a team or individually
enthusiastic, always willing to learn more
work well under pressure to meet deadlines
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OIL and Gas Engineering work, Involved in PRE-HAT (Pre – Hardware Acceptance Test, Wellhead Modules
INSTRUMENTATION specialist (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 3, 2015
Pros: Good Coordination, Team work attitude, respectful working environment
Cons: Travelling out of town, Short notice for urgent jobs
- Involved in PRE-HAT (Pre – Hardware Acceptance Test) activities for projects of (SAGD) Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Project.
- MRB’s reviews, Vendor documents approvals.
- Wellhead modules and Test Separators inspections and functional tests.
- Instrument troubleshooting and Calibrations.
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I have proffesional Electrical Design and drafting experience
Intermediate Electrical Designer & Drafter (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 26, 2015
Reviewed P&ID’s of Electrical Drawings & Specifications
Design fiber optic architecture termination diagram under supervisor.
Calculate voltage drops, size conductors, cable trays and lighting requirements
Performed detailed drafting of plant layout drawings (power, grounding, lighting and electric heat tracing) and associated single lines and schematics/wiring diagrams
Preparation of lighting calculation, distribution system for EHT.
Prepare 3D model layout drafting.
Modify As-Built drawings according to Red lines.
Assisted Senior Engineers to review vendor documents.
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Good company to work for
Local Business Unit Manager (Former Employee), Lachine, QCJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: relaxed atmosphere
Cons: overlap in different business units causing some frustration.
Good company with very high work ethics. Some overlap in their different divisions,. Open to reallocate people when necessary. Good & successful addition of the Thomas & Betts group in the Low Voltage division. ABB is very strong in the High voltage arena.
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Excellent support with knowledgable team
Site Manager (Former Employee), Northern Alberta, Northern SaskatchewanJanuary 23, 2015
Pros: good communication
Cons: need more weekly conference calls with clients
ABB work ethics are top grade with excellent support it has been a pleasure to be a part of their team
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Great company
Proposal Engineer Intern (Former Employee), Burlington, ONJanuary 16, 2015
Pros: flexible hours, free coffee
I learned a lot at ABB. For example I learned time-management skills, multi-tasking skills, and technical knowledge the industry. All my co-workers were very nice people and are very good at their jobs.
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Long hours
Project Development Manager (Former Employee), Burlington, ONJanuary 5, 2015
Pros: monthly bagle breakfast
Cons: long hours
very satisfying to win projects all over the Western Hemisphere.

I was there for over 5 years and the company took good care of its employees.
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Lots of Travel
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee), Burlington ONNovember 1, 2014
If your young and have no family and want to see the world , this is a good place to start.
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poor management, unclear and or inconsistent direction
Intermediate Electrical Drafter/Designer (Current Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 18, 2014
Pros: not many
Cons: cheap with fringe benefits
not enjoying the experience, not the worst but certainly not the best.
lack mentoring
poor drawing quality due to inconsistent or lack of clear direction
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Overworked & Underpaid
Superintendent (Current Employee), Calgary, ABApril 17, 2014
Myself and other Construction Manager did everything with no help or thanks from anyone.
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Productive and fun to work
Supply Chain Specialist (Former Employee), Burlington, ONMarch 4, 2014
good leadership and accountable, team player, good coordination
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it is a good company
Automation Engineer (Current Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 19, 2013
You can find a lot of chance to contact many new technologies there.
You can work at company, and can go to work at site also, it needs versatile skills.
Many projects are challenge, but I like it.
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Great guys to work with, nice bosses, decent pay currently a great 7/7 shift
Red Seal Electrician (Current Employee), Cristina Lake AlbertaDecember 18, 2013
Pros: nice camp, good guys, good shift 7/7, good tools and material.
Cons: pay could be a bit more
This specific job site required a lot of slow paced work which could get very boring at times.

I learnt some knew industrial parts and how to use a little more finesse with my work "take the time to do it a 110% proper"

management was fairly organized for the most part

hardest part is being away from home.

Most enjoyable part of the job is pay day.
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Nice place to work
Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Saint-Laurent, QCDecember 18, 2013
Great team, great management and a great experience overall
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Productive and fun workplace with friendly people
Renewable Energy Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Burlington, ONNovember 20, 2013
Pros: friendly environment
Cons: nil
I gained a good understanding of the workings of hydro plants, solar plants, combined cycle plants and microgrids.

I developed skills such as ownership of problems and produce effective and timely solutions and enhanced my oral and written communications skills with the ability to write technical reports and make presentations with ease.

Learned how to deal effectively with clients, vendors and contractors and have had site experience pertaining to QA and commissioning.

Very friendly environment and people are very helpful indeed.

The hardest part of the job is driving from home to my workplace and the most enjoyable part is when I have a challenge and able to solve it as per management expectations.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
12040 Regency Pkwy.
Cary NC, United States 27518
Revenue
$5bn to $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
Links
ABB website