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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


    ABB fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability

    The impetus for Iceland's sustainability push came from the realization that the island nation was overly dependent on foreign oil sources. Today, 80 percent of Iceland's energy comes from non-fossil resources, led by hydropower and geothermal energy.

  • Country leaders impressed by ABB's breakthrough e-mobility technologies

    The two leaders, along with ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, were shown a demonstration of the company's new high power fast charging solution: the Terra HP EV charging station with a power output of up to 350 kW recharges a car battery in just eight minutes for 200 km reach.

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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
  • 135,000 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.


Find out more about what we value at ABB:



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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ABB Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at ABB (Jefferson City, MO) in March 2018.


    Three step hiring process. The first process was on campus and they got back to me after a month and called me for an onsite interview. In between these two, there was an HR interview on call.

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ABB Awards & Accolades

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