Business Development/Sales (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 August 2015
Be very careful with this company, in particular which business unit you apply to. In general, I was incredibly surprised at the complete lack of integrity displayed by management and the company in general. They covered just about every type of management transgression I can think of (lying, bullying, berating, manipulation). At some point you have to think that this behaviour is driven from the top down.
Having said the above, there are some good people that work here so obviously everyones experience is not the same. But again, I am a 20 + year professional who has worked for several big corporations and I have never seen or witnessed the type of behaviour displayed by the management of this company.
Generally a good company but significant rebuilding in progress
consultant (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 28 June 2015
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).
Mechanical engineering intern and part-time worker (Former Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 28 March 2015
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.
2 year apprentice (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 March 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
I have proffesional Electrical Design and drafting experience
Intermediate Electrical Designer & Drafter (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 February 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.
Local Business Unit Manager (Former Employee) – Lachine, QC – 26 January 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.
Overlap in different business units causing some frustration.
Proposal Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 16 January 2015
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.