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Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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  1.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at ABB Group in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic Interview - Shortlisting For 1 day Recruitment process

    company presentation - Technical test - Aptitude test - Technical Intervies - Group Discussion - HR Interview/ Negotiation - Offer given

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Mary, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Mary, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at ABB Group in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by the former PM manager and his boss the Marketing Director.
    PM was there just of the ride and all questions were handled by the Marketing Director. He was very knowledgeable about ABB products, contract terms, and procedures but had very little knowledge of project management. He was very hostile in his interview approach came across as challenging my credentials and experience even though they had been already verified. All his questions were more in the subject of contract negotiation, and actual systems design than in Project management skills.

    Interview Questions
    • When he asked me to define for him liquidated damages, back charges, and several other contract terms.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase since this was a contract position for six months which was extended another two.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ABB Group in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Shortlisted and CALLED FOR INTERVIEW
    - It was completely technical. Started with presentation I made then followed by ques and Ans round.
    - Business Unit people also participated and asked many question followed by HR round.
    - Intrvw lasted for 2 Hour 45 minutes

    Interview Questions
    • Question on Extra curricular backgrounf + Technical skills   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary was too low for Bangalore.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Quality Control Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at ABB Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview at conference was done with 3 regional managers with each taking turns asking questions actively. The hiring process was very aggressive and it is not uncommon to be hired the same day. The environment was calm but slightly intimidating. The panel was open to listening to ideas and personal experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain your most significant troubleshooting experience.   Answer Question
    • Explain a situation in which you had a conflict with management   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you consider an offer make a counter. They advertise a salary and give you something above it. They go much higher.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanau (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanau (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ABB Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online-Bewerbung, gefolgt von einem Telefongespräch innerhalb von 1 Monat. Persönliches Gespräch im Geschäft nach 20 Tagen. Gespräch dauerte 1 Stunde. Alle Fragen waren praktisch und bezogen sich auf die Anwendung theoretischer Kenntnisse. Ein paar Fragen bezüglich der bisherigen Arbeitserfahrungen. Scharfe Fragen, um das Selbstvertrauen zu prüfen.

    Online application followed by telephonic interview within 1 month. Personal interview in the company after 20 days. Interview for 1 hour. All practical questions regarding application of theoretical knowledge. Few questions regarding the past work experience. Keen questions to check the confidence level.

    Interview Questions
    • Möchten Sie zurück zum Heimatland fahren oder hier in Deutschland bleiben?   Would you like to go back to your home country or stay here in Germany?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Eintrittsdatum kann angepasst werden.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Global Marketing & Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview, Selection of top 8 from college, technical exam, Group discussion, Psychological interview, HR interveiw

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation as it was campus interview and salary is fixed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Power Electronics R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ABB Group.

    Interview Details

    My project was based on Inverters. Therefore from basics till Detailed concepts like PWM, PWM with harmonic elimination. The interview was at IIt D. interview was for one hour. Communication skills does not matter. Question were also based on FACTS devices like STATCOM.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Industrial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ABB Group in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews:
    - the first with the operation manager and the human resource manager
    - the second, one day long, with a group case, a personal case, a english quiz

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ABB Group in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds
    1. Technical F2F or Video conf
    2. Call from Onsite
    3. Discussion with BU head
    4. HR discussion

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, accepted for the package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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