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ABB Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 28, 2016
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Algiers (Algeria)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ABB (Algiers (Algeria)).

Interview

CV Preslection, the HR arange for an interview with the hiring manager (1 or 2 persons), followed by another interview with the HR manager. Once accepted the cv must be apposed by the HQ

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Screening of resumes and then phone interview with my present manager. Then face to face interview with my manager. after back ground check clearance, phone interview with our division head.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about my previous jobs, few technical questions. but mostly interpersonal stuff   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Relatively Easy

    Here are the steps:
    Step 1: Phone interview with HR (French)
    Step 2: PAPI Test (psychological test) (English) (40Mins)
    Step 3: First face to face interview (HR & Hiring Manager) (French and English) (you will be notified in a about a week if you are selected for second interview) (30min)
    Step 4: Second face to face interview (hiring manager, operation manager) (English) (you may be notified in two to three weeks of the outcome, results will be shown much earlier on their website than their actual call or email)

    Reasons for not selecting a candidate will not be disclosed.. they offer one to reapply..but not sure if they will consider the candidate again.

    Interview Questions

    • Usual interview questions (reasons for leaving work, description of current responsibilities, plans in the next 5 years, brief summary of past experiences, risks taken on previous projects, examples of conflicts managed, challenges on previous projects, if one has previously worked with changed orders and how the procedure was, what do one does in their free time (hobbies) and why they are selected as hobbies, favorite movies.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ABB.

    Interview

    first a telephone interview is being done, then a face to face HR interview lastly ans interview with the relevant manager. Then an offer i being done. After agreement some language exams and personnal assessments are being carried out.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB in August 2013.

    Interview

    Changed position inside company, not new employee. Easy and superficial HR interview. Totally inflexible manager during the interview (no additional bonuses, everybody gets the same slice, no individual rewards for oustanding performance). Quick transition.

    Negotiation

    Me: OK this is the industry standard for the salaries...
    Company: yes, but this is for the big cities; here we can offer only... 60-max 70% of that. And that because you have experience...
    Me: OK, I hear you. How about other things? Company car, extra-holiday, performance-based bonuses, free tickets to the candy shop, daily lollipop on my desk on behalf of the company, anything at all...?
    Company: uhm... well, if you put it like that... no. Sorry, there is nothing we can offer you.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kolkata (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Kolkata (India)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    basic questions on project management pmBOK, field experience, customer exposure
    ask questions on products and services, conducted technical test before calling f2f interview.
    Psychometric test was done
    interview happened in a panel of four, they were quite cooperative.
    asked questions on why ABB? How will u improve processes, some situation based questions, where u want to c urself 15 yrs down the line

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ABB (Bengaluru (India)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    2 rounds of Technical rounds followed by Manager round. Finally HR round was done on the same day. The technical round was lengthy one and went for 2 hour 30 mins

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly they asked about C#.Net   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ABB (Brno (Czech Republic)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I was invited to a single interview where I was interviewed by two project managers. Part of the interview was conducted in Czech whilst the other part in English. Topics were very general at first, then slightly technically oriented. Atmosphere was very relaxed and slightly informal, the interview happened in a friendly spirit in a conference room of the department and took about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a technical question to define and describe a switchgear unit produced by the company, which I could not identify. More detailed study of the factories product prior to the interview would be helpful on this specific case.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ABB (Bengaluru (India)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    I had a interview with a senior manager with a lot of questions on Project management aspect. The interview also went into the understanding of the Industrial Automation domain and technical portions for making sure that the person knows the thing he leads.

    I am not sure if they follow the same process for all interviews but I got a call and was asked to be available next day and then I had a 45 minute interview. Nothing more. Haven't yet reached the next stage so can't say much

    Interview Questions

    • What different kinds of analysis you do for Project closure?   Answer Question
    • What is risk and what is the difference between Mitigation and Contingency Plan?
      How do you identify Risks?  
      Answer Question
    • What is critical path for the project? What action do you take if something in critical path is getting affected?   Answer Question
    • What are the goals of project Management? Which one of them is more important (Scope, cost, schedule - well after the first part was answered)   Answer Question
    • What is the best achievement of your career? What is the biggest conflict you have had in your organization and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at ABB (Bengaluru (India)) in September 2008.

    Interview

    the interview was good, interviewers are helpful,they would help you in getting the answers
    . don't fool around as the interviewers are smart and experienced. if you don't know it, just say it.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to join this firm, we don't pay you handsomely and neither do we promote higher education, then ,why??   Answer Question
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