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ABB Overview

Website www.abb.com
Headquarters ZÜRICH, Switzerland
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (ABB)
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 140,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. The firm’s shares are traded on the stock exchanges of Zurich, Stockholm and New ... More

Mission: Improve performance: Help customers improve their operating performance & productivity whilst saving energy & lowering environmental impact. Drive innovation: Innovation & quality are key characteristics of our product, systems & service offering. Attract ... More

ABB – Why Work For Us?

For the last 100 years, we have been inventing new ways to power the world and improve productivity. Today, we work on some of the most important technical and environmental challenges facing the planet.

 All over the world we help businesses big and small do more with their energy and make less impact on the environment. Fortune magazine rates us as the best company in our sector and we’ve got big plans for the future.

If you’re looking for work with a purpose, challenging global projects and a chance to shape tomorrow's technology, come and rewrite your future – join us in the power and productivity revolution. Find out how working at ABB could power up your career now.

With the tough challenges and cutting-edge projects we work on every day, you’ll have everything you need to take your career to the next level.

Our company has grown to include leading companies like Ventyx (now ABB Enterprise Solutions) Thomas & Betts and Baldor. Find out what’s on offer in these companies now.

A better worlds begins with you

At ABB, we are committed to solving some of the biggest global challenges of our time. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to work with technology that has a positive impact on the world around us. 
You will be part of an international culture, where teamwork and collaboration lead to success.

 A better future? It begins with you. Discover more: you.abb.com


The future of ABB is in the hands of our people. That’s why the support, career development and opportunities are as good as they are. What’s it like to work here? 

Working on tough assignments in international teams, you’ll find all you need to realize your full potential. There is training in 15 key disciplines from engineering and project management to Research & Development (R&D) and sustainability, as well as world-class management and leadership programs. Find out about the development and learning opportunities within ABB now.

Explore opportunities and projects around the world. Learn different languages online, master new subjects and skilss at ABB University, our training portal, and keep up to date with the latest thinking in your field with technical papers and professional journals.

undefinedDiversity delivers power and productivity.

In more than 100 countries around the world, we work on some of the biggest challenges facing business and society today. To succeed, we need to understand the people we serve and the cultures they live in. The more diverse our teams are, the more likely we are to stay ahead.

That's why we recruit and develop talent regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. It's the only way to achieve true diversity of thought, opinion and experience.

Visit our Diversity pages to find out more.


Diversity and Inclusiveness in North America:

  • ABB North America has an Executive Council focused specifically on developing Diversity and Inclusiveness across the region.  Council members include the Region Head and other senior managers across North America.
  • At the next level, volunteers from many different backgrounds, have formed a network to provide recommendations to senior management on how to make our culture and business practices more diverse.
  • ABB US runs a mentoring program to give employees from different backgrounds good career guidance and exposure to senior management.
  • As a member of leading organizations in this area, such as, Diversity Best Practices and Catalyst, we learn from and inform best practices in diversity education and awareness.
  • We are driving Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts right across the business, from recruitment and employee development to networking opportunities, training and company policy.

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ABB in the US: Building a better world – day in, day out

From our 175 locations across the U.S., more than 20,000 (Our Team) people deliver world class products and services to our customers. In each of our five divisions (ABB), we offer work with a purpose, challenging global projects and a chance to shape tomorrow's technology.

Tomorrow’s technology, today

ABB built the world’s largest drive (ABB Drives) at the NASA’s National Transonic Facility in Virginia. The 101 MW drive and a 135,000 horsepower motor powers wind tunnels operated by NASA and the U.S. Air Force, simulating the operating conditions for large transport aircraft flying at speeds of Mach 1 and greater.

In Fairbanks, Alaska, we developed and installed the world’s largest battery storage system. It has reduced power outages for local residents by 90 percent. Covering an area larger than a professional soccer field, it can power nearly 12,000 homes for about 15 minutes, enabling diesel-powered back-up generators to come online when the grid goes down. (ABB Battery Storage).

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Other recent world firsts include our high-voltage direct current (HVDC) circuit breaker. Voted one of 2013’s top ten disruptive technologies by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it solved a 100-year-old engineering puzzle. Grid operators now use it to connect and balance electrical load between the power superhighways that link remote renewable energy supplies with urban consumers. (ABB HVDC)

Awards and accolades

2015 World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute

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

2014 Top 100 Global Innovators, Thomson Reuters

2014 World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute

2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize

2014 Top 100 Global Innovators, Thomson Reuters

2013 Top 50 employers in the U.S. for woman engineers, Women Engineer Magazine



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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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    Nice people, nice environment. Helpful advice from others.


    limited work space. Maybe better now because they have a new building.

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    Can improve on the hiring process.

ABB Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ABB.


    Over the phone, one person interview followed by a very long background check. Easy interview, they essentially want to know you are completely incapable and are willing to travel 75% of the time. In total, it took approx 4 weeks from offer acceptance to start.

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ABB Awards & Accolades

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  • Top 50 Most Admired Companies (Ranked #1 in Industrial Machinery), Fortune, 2014
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2014
  • Top 50 employers in the U.S. for woman engineers, Women Engineer Magazine, 2013
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
  • World's Best Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
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