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.
1.Journée de travail: -6h00: Départ du camp pour le chantier -Réunion sécurité et repartition tâches à 6h30.(Électricité, civil et mécanique) -7h00 début travaux. -Tours sur chantier pour contrôle qualité et suivi travaux. -Réunion suivi avec le client -12h00-12h30: Repas -Suivi qualité et travaux. -Rédaction rapports divers: courbe d'avancement (progress report), rapports sécurité, rapports qualité, 17h30: fin journée et depart pour le camp 18h00: arrivée au camp
2. J'ai appris le fonctionnement d'un poste SVAC et comment le construire
3. Management axé uniquement sur l'aspect technique pas sur la satisfaction du personnel
4. Collaborateurs corrects
5. Aspect le plus difficile: Client très exigeant (HydroQuébec)
Senior Marketing Engineer (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 14 April 2016
ABB es una gran empresa, con presencia global en csi todos los aspectos de la industria. Como toda empresa gigante adolece de problemas de estandarizacion pero ha hecho un gran esfuerzo para la unificación de sus distintas unidades.
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.
Electrical Designer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 April 2016
Typically my day starts at 7:30am. Daily meeting with my Lead Designer about ongoing projects progress. Drawing updates, special reviews, design meetings etc. Take special assignment if any or continue with ongoing project drawings. Drawings were related to Electrical Engg. for Oil & Gas SAGD projects. I was totally new to this kind of concept compared to my previous experience. But the team or co-workers were awesome in all aspects. I was able access any support regarding design, drafting and engineering. Most of the co-workers were very senior but very down to earth kind of nature and with helping mentality. Initially it was very hard for me to co-ordinate the system working. I only knew about the project was Control system drawings, as I had some previous hands-on experience in that field. But managed to understand the project and co-ordinate it within two months. Most enjoyable part of job was at the lunch time where we used to get together at kitchen and take our lunch and followed by an afternoon walk for 15 minutes outside the office. Management was awesome, easy to approach, mentoring and helpful.