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ABB Overview

Zürich (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ABB)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
ABB is a global technology leader in industrial digitalization, committed to solving some of the biggest challenges of our time.

From improving people’s access to reliable, sustainable energy, to helping cities, industries and transportation ... Read more

Mission: We are committed to a high standard of integrity which is expected of every employee and in every country where we do business.

With hard work and a clear commitment from ABB's top management at headquarters and across our regions and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Fortune Names ABB among Top 10 Companies in “Change the World” List

    Fortune Names ABB among Top 10 Companies in "Change the World" List

    ABB has been named #8 in Fortune magazine's " Change the World " rankings for the company's efforts to speed up adoption of clean-energy electric transportation. The list, Fortune said, honors companies that "have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy."


    ABB rings NYSE closing bell

    ABB's completion of the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS) on June 30, 2018, strengthens the pioneering technology leader's global #2 position in electrification and expands ABB's access to the North American market. The $2.6 billion acquisition brings the total value of ABB's investments in the United States to $14 billion since 2010, and complements the company's leadership in fast-charging solutions for e-mobility.

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ABB – Why Work For Us?

For over 130 years, ABB has been focused on the future – finding new ways to bring energy to the world, improve productivity and do both, even better, by taking industrial digitalization to the next level. Our talented teams bring innovative, technology-driven solutions to customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.


A few facts about the scope and scale of ABB:


  • >100 countries
  • 147,000 employees
  • $34.3 billion in revenue (2017)
  • $1.4 billion invested in R&D (2017)
  • 7 corporate research centers
  • 4 divisions: Electrification Products | Robotics and Motion | Industrial Automation | Power Grids

 Find out more about our most recent announcements and activities, and where we stand on meeting our ambitious sustainability goals.

At ABB, you will be working at the heart of some of the world’s most vital technological and environmental challenges. Our commitment to learning, development and global diversity and mobility reflects that.


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ABB’s global leadership is rooted in a culture that rewards innovation and the steady flow of new, and often different, ideas. Active in over 100 different countries – with 50 nationalities represented at our headquarters alone – we know the importance of a fresh perspective. This is why we are working to create an even more diverse, inclusive organization for all of the people who have made ABB what it is today.


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ABB has taken its expertise and leadership in e-mobility into electric motorsport. In January 2018, the world leader in electric-vehicle fast charging became the title sponsor of the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship gives ABB a competitive platform to test new technologies around e-mobility – and the opportunity to prove just how electrifying a sustainable future can be.

ABB Ability™ our unified, cross-industry digital offering which enables our customers to benefit from the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB Ability brings together all of our global expertise and technology leadership to help customers connect to the Industrial Internet to make their operations safer and more efficient. 





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    Current Employee - Director in New Berlin, WI
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    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)


    Good path to advancement. Great team to work with.


    Not a lot to complain about. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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ABB Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at ABB (Florence, SC) in June 2018.


    A friendly conversation about the requirements of the job, what we would be building, and what training would be like. They showed me the relay we would be assembling and invited me to ask any questions I had. Afterward I was given a tour of the plant.

    They called me back a few days later to let me know I passed the first interview and wanted to set up a second phone interview. A few days later they called to tell me that I had the job.

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    • This position requires hand eye coordination and hand strength... do you think you can handle this?   1 Answer
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ABB Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 employers in the U.S. for woman engineers, Women Engineer Magazine, 2013
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2015
  • #8 - 30 Companies Changing the World, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • Top 50 Most Admired Companies(Ranked #1 in Industrial Machinery), Fortune, 2014
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