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Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Boston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Boston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ABB Group in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Most positions are open for a duration of 3 months. Hiring is predominant during start of second quarter each year.
    The HR phone call for 30 minutes discussion was the first round.
    Likeliness towards applied position, job location, relocation benefits, compensation, work permits etc were discussed. HR promised to get back if selected for next round.

    HR got back two weeks since and scheduled appointment with Hiring Manager.
    Hiring manager was my manager to whom i report now.
    Questions asked were, tell us about you present job? whats the exciting part of your present job?
    He explained about the company and job position. Briefed up job responsibilities. Mentioned players with whom i would interact each day. willingness to relocate if selected. Let me know they have other candidates to interview and that HR would contact back.

    HR was so considerate in sending a follow up E mail and inquiring about the phone call with hiring manager.
    Two weeks since, date set for interview. Flight tickets, rental car with GPS and hotel accommodation was booked.

    I arrived at 8 AM for the interview that lasted for 6 hours with 6 people.
    First hour commenced with a plant tour and an interaction with Quality and Process Engineer. Questions like tell me about yourself, strengths, people management, leadership skills etc were asked.

    Second Interview was face to face with Hiring manager (Executive Quality Manager). Questions very specific to resume and job descriptions.

    Third interview with Product Manager for the product line i was hired for.

    4th interview with the Operations Manager.

    Lunch with hiring manager and operations manager.

    5th Interview with Quality Systems Manager. Questions w.r.t Resume and quality tools. FMEA, Control plans, process maps, checklists, internal/external audits, how did you handle a defective component? etc.

    Final round with the HR coordinator. This was a wonderful discussion where the HR coordinator explained the history of this plant, how many ppl worked, shifts, vacation policies, sick leave policy, health insurances etc.

    Result was announced on the third day of interview.
    Later relocation coordinator contacted and provided information. The HR was so considerate in providing housing information and i ended up renting a house of ABB Ex employee in the area.

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult Question/unexpected question, but challenging question - Explain a root cause analysis with past experience, what were causes, how did you arrive at causes, what data was collected to prove evidence of causes, and how did you find out the root cause of the problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Check out compensations for the county in FLC data base and negotiate salary with hiring manager. Always room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warminster, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warminster, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ABB Group in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    I got both phone interviewed and in-person interviewed. The people I interviewed with are nice and easy going but not professional interviewers. They did not ask the regular interview questions but exchanged experience of what they do and what I do. But the waiting time to get the office is long

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation applied
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    I participated in the selection process and was selected among the three finalists, but the work got someone already working in this company in Chile for the company policies.
    The process is a little slow. The meeting was useful for them to know me, however, the chances I had were low, as someone who already worked at the company had more possibilities.

    Interview Questions
    • how you managed to solve a specific problem in a previous work?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Stage Electronic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bergamo (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bergamo (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    The first step was a brief phone interview about my CV, then I was invited to an Assessment day which was divided in three phases: Individual HR interview, Individual solution of a business case with presentation (English), solution / discussion of a different business case in group (Italian). The total duration of the process about 4 hours. I got a positive feedback exactly one week after the assessment day and then had the technical interview after few days and got the final feedback the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Many questions were about personal experiences: the most challenging experience in your life, etc.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It comprised of 3 Rounds. Aptitude Test, Technical interview, HR round. HR round comprised of HR interview, Group Discussion and Presentation. Process was centralized .

    Interview Questions
    • Will transformer designed for 60HZ work well in India ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    Applications are taken Online, then recruitment team will contact for getting the personal information. A telephonic interview and then after that one to one interview

    Interview Questions
    • Generally interview is related to your field, more on to the technical side   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Electronic Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Västerås, Västmanland (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Västerås, Västmanland (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ABB Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First of I meet ABB on a company/job con. You'll get to talk to someone from the HR there. And if you are lucky you are a person they are looking after. Then they want to chat some more with you about you education and what you do and what are you good at. And from here you might get informations to someone to speak to in ABB or a business card. You'll get a joboppertunity to submit too.

    After that you can call the person on the business card and just "comfirm" that they have gotten your applications on/from the company homepage.

    When the time has ended for the jobapplication then they are starting to filter the applications and call some of the people on all the jobapplications. Hopefully you are one of them. (Most likely if you called or e-mailed!).

    When they call you there will be a quick phoneinterview. Mostly just formal information questions, time and place for a first interview and little about yourself.

    On the interview you will mostly likely meet the chief and a HR-person. First you'll get information about ABB in whole and the daughter company for ABB Group you are applying for. Now they will go though your CV from first line of text to the last in principle. After that they will go though your application lettler in short.

    It's alot of personal information they want, who are you, what have you done, what do you like to do on your freetime and more alike questions. Then you'll will get to look at some products of ABB and there will be some small questions about what you think about the products. At the same time there will be handed some information about the job to you.

    If all has gone well and they look please you will be lead out and most likley they call you again. This time they will book you in for a drug test.

    The drug test makes sure you are healthy in aspects on have you taken any kind of drugs, do you have diabetics. And if your kidneys work well or are you training alot with extra proteins so that your urin has proteins. Then there is a hearing, eye-shight test, bloodtest to see how healthy you are in terms of condition and other stuff in blood. This medical test takes about 30 mins to 1 hour.

    If the medical test looks good then you'll get another call and hopefully you are suited for the application from all the criterias. If not they'll tell you why not. If you are, you'll be booked in for another interview where salary and the job you are applying for is the main disucssion. And if you accept on the terms and they accept on your terms then you'll get a contract in your hand to sign on. (I personally would take the contract with me and read it though and with your union to make sure that everything is correct).

    If you sign it then post or hand it in and make a call to the chief and you'll will start working. Until here you are still able to say no if you feel like the contract isn't suiting you well and isn't what the union has signed up on with ABB.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like about being a leader?
      Would you like to become a project leader or higher in future in ABB?
      What do you think about the products?
        View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    visited three times and meet diffrent levels, group discussion and case interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Control Systems Engineer Traction Systems Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ABB Group in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    First a bit to my person: I'm finishing my master's thesis in mechanical engineering and was looking for a job with the goal to have one before I finish my master in order to go with a clear head into holidays.
    Sent a speculative application for a job that had to do with control systems engineering and was if possible in r&d. One week later I got contacted by Abb and asked me if I would be interested in the job. They sent me a job description per mail and I accepted to go to an interview. Asked beforehand what the dress code was, and a suit with no tie was advised. Interview was pretty friendly. Checked beforehand who the human resources contact is. Turns out, Abb always has some specialist for a specific department in human resources...in my case the guy was an electrical engineering recruiting specialist. Must say this is impressive and you do notice the difference. First part of the interview was with him for about one hour. He touched all the typical topics but with rather nice and very original questions pretty specific to my cv. The guy was smart and knew how to profile me with my cv . Anyway, in my opinion at this stage, if there is no bs in your cv and you're just sincere and show yourself from your good side you don't have to worry about anything, it will just flow. Don't expect the typical: tell me 3 weaknesses about yourself; but rather know them and prepare to link them to your cv.
    Second part of the interview was with my future boss, a senior engineer and the boss from the twin department. Future boss led the interview 90% of the time. Questions were mostly about my experience and also told me a lot about the job. He did try once, when he ran out of questions to ask me, what I did bad at my job. I told him I had a pretty messy desk and tend to be too curious about the problems my colleagues are solving. They were happy with it...and I was being honest.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to do a 1min pitch for a personal project. The project is pretty technical and the HR guy asked me to explain/sell it to him in under 1min in simple terms. That threw me in cold water and looking back I would have done it differently. Think this was more about reaction and structure, than content. Also think he asked me this, because I said that in 3-5 years I would like to be in project management.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I'm fresh out of my master I didn't have much room to negotiate. I knew what I was getting. Besides ABB here in Switzerland offer some of the best working conditions, at least on paper. The job would have to be really bad to make it suck overall and I really don't think that is going to happen.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Intern Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ABB Group in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was through the phone. Normal questions about the technical background and if I meet the requirements of the position. Smooth without any difficult questions !

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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