ABB (United States) – Why Work For Us?

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities. Its global headquarters is in Zurich, Switzerland.




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 Power Products

The division primarily serves electric utilities, as well as gas and water utilities and industrial and commercial customers, with a wide range of products and services to facilitate power generation, transmission and distribution. Key technologies include high- and medium-voltage switchgear, circuit breakers for a range of current ratings and voltage levels, power, distribution, traction and other special transformers, as well as products to help transmit and distribute electricity efficiently and reliably, maintain power quality as well as control and manage electrical networks.

Power Systems

The division delivers solutions across the power value chain. This includes system solutions for power generation, transmission technologies like HVDC and FACTS, substations and distribution technologies for network management. The scope of a typical turnkey project includes design, system engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and testing. We integrate products from our own Power Products division and external suppliers, adding value through domain expertise, engineering, project management and life cycle support services.

Discrete Automation and Motion

This division provides products, solutions and related services that increase industrial productivity and energy efficiency. Its motors, generators, drives, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), power electronics and robotics provide power, motion and control for a wide range of automation applications.The leading position in wind generators and a growing offering in solar complement the industrial focus, leveraging joint technology, channels and operations platforms.

Low Voltage Products
The Low Voltage Products division manufactures low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload. The division further makes KNX systems that integrate and automate a building's electrical installations, ventilation systems, and security and data communication networks.

Process Automation
The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with products and solutions for instrumentation, automation and optimization of industrial processes. The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings.


A better world begins with you


With drive and a spirit of collaboration, there are no limits to what we can achieve together.  Better still, when you work at ABB, there are no limits to the legacy you can leave behind. ABB offers the compelling opportunity to touch lives and improve communities, by shaping projects that leave a lasting impression. If you value innovation, integrity, a global mindset and the desire to make a difference in the world, please join us. 


"A culture of integrity is a prerequisite for a world-class business."

– Ulrich Spiesshofer, Chief Executive Officer


ABB offers the opportunity to:

Work with a purpose

Whatever you are doing at ABB, you can be sure you are helping to create a better world.  From building sustainable power plants in remote corners of the world or improving safety for workers in auto plants to developing new technology to combat pollution, the work we do touches the lives of millions.  That is something you will be proud of for the rest of your life.

Be Global

Our 145,000 people work in about 100 countries around the world.  That means our customers, colleagues and suppliers speak dozens of languages - so every day you come to work diversity is a fact of life.  That is a huge advantage for us:  looking at problems from many different perspectives is a fundamental part of our innovation and overall business success.

Challenge yourself

Whether you are an engineer, an accountant, a vice president or still a student, when you come to work at ABB, you will find plenty of stimulation and challenge.  Will we win the race to reduce carbon emissions?  Is DC finally going to beat AC? How can I run this meeting more effectively?  From the biggest questions facing man this century to the smallest details of your working life, there are challenges of all sizes to grapple with every day.  And that means there is always an opportunity to get better at what you do.

Be a technology pioneer

Oil and gas factories 3000 meters underwater, heavy locomotive traction motors, electric vehicle chargers that deliver 100kw in 30 minutes...pick any of the demanding areas we work in and consider the technical skill and experience required.  We devote more than $1 billion a year in research and development.  We are recognized for our efforts, too.  ABB was recognized by MIT in 2013 as one of the world's "most disruptive" technology firms, and our DC breaker product was ranked as one of the ten most important technological advances of the year in 2012.

Take the lead, work together

Our people are free to do what they do best.  And by working together, we do even better.  ABB is large and highly dynamic, so if you want to step up to a new challenge in a different area, we will help you find a way.


ABB ensures that the internal and external candidates we select for our job vacancies are well suited both to the culture of ABB and the requirements of the vacant position through the use of globally consistent, professional and validated processes including interviewing, assessment, reference checking and, where appropriate, background clearance.


At ABB, diversity and inclusion drives a culture that promotes respect, understanding, and appreciation of different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

ABB embraces a diverse workforce to ensure ongoing innovation, creativity and collaboration. This is the foundation that helps give our company a sustainable and global competitive advantage. It enables our global teams to generate new and better ideas faster and to collaborate and innovate more effectively.

Each year, our leadership team and employees are assessed on their ability to foster diversity and inclusion as a part of our business strategy. This makes our work environment and culture more productive, more innovative, and more rewarding.


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    ABB has a variety of interesting project to work on and the management lets you pursue these projects with freedom.
    They also have a great safety culture. The working culture depends plant to plant. Most of the plants have a welcoming family-like culture. Generally the working hours are a little over 40 a week and under medium stress.


    The management changes a lot which creates distrust between "blue-collar" and "white collar" workers. They pay lip-service to improvement programs such as Six-Sigma and Lean but often don't have the push to really achieve these.

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    Interview process was positive, there were some signs I may have miss read. As for the hiring process, mine and others have been riddled with slow(1-2 month) processing of starting you as a new employee. Meaning basic things you need to do your job won't be completed so you'll be walking on egg shells for a while. Then there's the matter of reimbursement. It is possible you may have a good experience with ABB however, I had a horror story and others have too. Things not being moved, things damaged, not being reimbursed, several month wait for payback, high expenses un accounted for.

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Top 50 Most Admired Companies (Ranked #1 in Industrial Machinery), Fortune, 2014

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Headquarters Cary, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1988
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs 145,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. The North American HQ is in Cary,NC with approximately 30,000 US employees.

The company in its current form was created in 1988, but its history spans over 120 years. ABB’s success has been driven...

Mission: ABB's mission has four components that underpin our strategy and continue to drive the company’s success: Improve performance in productivity, reliability and... More

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