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ABB Interview Questions in Raleigh, NC

Updated Jun 21, 2017
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    Substation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Mostly informal. The drawings I had to review were very basic and I was surprised that no one had any actual construction (real world ) experience. It is not difficult to have a favorable interview when your field knowledge trumps office knowledge. The people were very pleasant, but not very knowledgeable in design processes, project planning or execution. It was most surprising that no one had any field construction experience - nor are they interested in gaining this experience, even going so far to state it is not necessary. They are too comfortable with the office, climate controlled environment. For someone with both design and construction experience the interview process is going to be easy.

    Interview Questions

    • What is wrong with this drawing?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    To a degree, at the time, I did not realize how low paid I was in my current position. That has since been corrected (based on a 40 hour week). Overall, I am still at a loss, since my last job we were paid by the hour (straight time). As far as salary and compensation - everything is negotiable. The goal is to get the company to want you, BEFORE any compensation is discussed.


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    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Basic Questions of tell me about yourself, what do you know about the company, where do you see yourself in three years, what would your manager say about yourself, give me an example about troubleshooting, do you work good in a team or by yourself and what do you know about Subsystems? HR person was not very friendly and I thought it was the personally test to see how I would react. He did not seem to want to be there. They also don't call you or inform you if you did not get the job. It is like one of those dates of don't call me, I will call you. There is no follow up. I sent two emails and receive nothing. Then after calling, I was told it was filled. I thought their process was rude and unprofessional. Overall my other two interviewers were nice. I would give them 3.5 stars out of 5.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your troubleshooting process to a HR non technicial person.   1 Answer
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    Electrical Engineer- Protection Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in August 2011.

    Interview

    It was a contract job and I was only interviewed through Phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself   1 Answer
    • Why did you do your masters at UB?   1 Answer

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Submit the application online and waited for 6 months to get a video interview; then the call back and phone interview. And the last is the on-site interview. The interview included a presentation, individual interviews with managers, HR manager and future co-workers. A work lunch was included. The company paid for everything. It was a nice trip.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. describe your previous job
      2. describe how you will deal with this project
      3. how your approach to deal with the co-workers and managers.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Applied on line, got phone interview a week later. All technical questions, most related to resume, and basic questions about courses. Got an offer 3 weeks later. Went pretty smoothly.

    Interview Questions


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    Key Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Company conducted a phone screening first, after a few weeks a phone interview was set up with the business manager; weeks later a face to face interview was conducted with the business manager, HR person and another member of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Focus on experience and plans for the future, they look for clear examples.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I, first, met ABB at a career fair where they told me to apply online. About four months later, I received an email for video on-demand interview where the questions are presented and I would record my answers on video at my convenience. Almost two weeks later, I received a phone call for on-site interview. That was when I realized the website is a fake representation of the company. The on-site interview included a presentation (45 minute presentation, 15 minute questions). They kept interrupting me during my talk. I don't have problems with it, but I found it rude. One person in audience acted like a know-it-all which I thought was testing my reaction to being intimidated. Next stop was the VP who could not be more discouraging when he said the company almost bankrupted few years back and is still on the way to get back on track. He didn't have an idea about the company's five year plan and thought technology was a hype. The rest of the interview team made me feel comfortable, but my overall feeling about the company degraded in the first two hours of the interview. Questions from the team were mostly about my background and some few behavioral questions. The moment I was done, I knew it didn't feel right. Though the hiring manager said they'd let me know in two weeks, they never responded to any of my thank you/follow up emails until I made a phone call and left a message. All in all, disappointing and unreal especially if you get your background from their shiny website!

    Interview Questions

    • If we gave you a start-up money what would you do with that?   Answer Question
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in November 2010.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview first. The face to face interviews were almost twelve hours. There were seven different people and two written tests.

    Interview Questions

    • What would cause you to leave the company if you get this job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was easy in that I had supporting reasons for my requests.


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    Power and Automation Leaders PAL Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in November 2014.

    Interview

    One on one interview with PAL program leader.

    The night before the final interview all the candidates were taken to a restaurant and were allowed to meet with people currently in the program. This would have been great if it was the amount of time for a normal dinner. It ended up being around 3.5-4 hours. Weirdly the company representatives were drinking alcohol during this entire dinner which was awkward for those of us trying to be professional. I felt this entire dinner reflected poorly on the company.

    The next day we went to an ABB facility where we started with a company overview. Then there was 4 one on one interviews with people of various roles in the company. The interview difficulty varied greatly between interviews. We ended with a facility tour.

    Interview Questions

    • What other companies you are looking at?   1 Answer
    • They were very curious if I had a lot of passion for the work I did during my co-op   Answer Question

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    Substation Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ABB (Raleigh, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Everything was pretty good. They made me feel really good. However I never received any communication back related the process, I sent a couple of emails to the people who interviewed me and I did not get any response. Really disappointed with the experience since ABB is a well know company

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of technical questions to check your background. Also some personal questions.   Answer Question

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