ABB Employee Reviews in Canada

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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
- 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.
Pros
Good Coordination, Team work attitude, respectful working environment
Cons
Travelling out of town, Short notice for urgent jobs
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Long hours
Project Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ONJanuary 5, 2015
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.
Pros
monthly bagle breakfast
Cons
long hours
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poor management, unclear and or inconsistent direction
Intermediate Electrical Drafter/Designer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 18, 2014
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
Pros
not many
Cons
cheap with fringe benefits
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Great Place to Work
Automation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJune 7, 2013
Truely a great place to work. Highly recommended. Productive work environment and friendly atmosphere. The "work hard, play hard" mantra makes going into work very enjoyable. The hard work and dedication that is given is really shown through the company's weekly meetings.
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Challenging and Fast paced working environment
CUSTOMER SERVICE - SPARE PARTS COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONFebruary 18, 2013
I loved working at ABB Inc.! I learned a lot and my day went so fast while at work. We had excellent team and people who were dedicated and hard working.
Only reason I left as I moved to USA.
Pros
excellent benefits
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Amazing place to work for
Coordinatrice d'expédition (Former Employee) –  LachineSeptember 11, 2012
A typical day work was to assist the Vice-President
Manage all emails
Organize all meetings
Manage the VP agenda
Offer administrative support to upper management
Negotiate and manage all contracts with suppliers for the Head Office
Pros
great team spirit
Cons
wasn't long enough
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well disciplined and structured manufacturing facility
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONApril 23, 2012
typical day was to meet with employees and detail the work objectives for the day as well as dciscuss lessons learned from previous days activities. I learned that every employee contributes in their function at different levels and matching the individual contribution abilities with the needed task was a challenge. I was always suported by upper managment but the goal was to make everyone accountable for their part of the given tasks.Some co workers were independant and others needed coaching to finish the tasks at hand.the hardest part was to sometimes remove empoloyees that were not stepping up to task requirments.I truely enjoyed when we finished ahead of schedule and under budget.
Pros
training was well documented and followed up.
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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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Good company to work for
Local Business Unit Manager (Former Employee) –  Lachine, QCJanuary 26, 2015
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.
Pros
relaxed atmosphere
Cons
overlap in different business units causing some frustration.
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Great People and great place to work
Commissioning Engineer Specialist on Deputation (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 29, 2012
Great People and great place to work.
Challenging work and good work life balance.
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Productive in short term contract
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ONOctober 18, 2013
Typical day at work would involve a lot of data entry and running of reports. Whatever the project team required for their live projects I was able to assist with.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the organization duties and working with a smaller team to a common goal.
The hardest part of the job was feeling helpless when something unforeseen would happen during the course of the project that we were unable to predict and we would have to act in the best interest of the client on the fly. Being reactive instead of proactive can cause stress.
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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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Excellent support with knowledgable team
Site Manager (Former Employee) –  Northern Alberta, Northern SaskatchewanJanuary 23, 2015
ABB work ethics are top grade with excellent support it has been a pleasure to be a part of their team
Pros
good communication
Cons
need more weekly conference calls with clients
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first drafting job
Drafter (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 25, 2013
got experience in electrical drafting
met interesting people
Pros
benefits
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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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World leader in Power Products
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCFebruary 7, 2013
Global presence with brand recognition having the capability and capacity to delivery solutions across the power spectrum, servicing customers in the utility, oil and gas, minining, and heavy industry

Known for technical leadership - and ability to customize solutions
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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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It's a nice place to get EPC experience here.
Electrical & Heat Trace Designer (Current Employee) –  Calgary,ABApril 3, 2013
My major job is doing Cenovus project in our office, I got both offsite Pad and Pipeline electrical design experience in oil & sand field. In addition, I have learnt and ability to handle multiple projects at a same time.
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No longer in Business
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCFebruary 7, 2013
Ancom was a small company specializing in TEMPEST testing. The company was one of only With the peace dividend in the late 90s, ANCOM eventually had to close its doors
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Fun times
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Syncrude Fort McMurraryOctober 2, 2012
Its a good company to work. They really try and keep you busy as long as they have the work. They are well organized and a fun group of people to work with.
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