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Updated 24 Feb, 2015
Updated 24 Feb, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward, questions about PMBOK and ABB PM Framework.
    1) What is the framework?
    2) what is the most important in a project?
    3) How would you, solve this.. that...
    4) How you handle this and that in the past?
    5) Quetions, questions, questions... to survey your knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the most important aspects of a project, only PMBOK is not enough, we need to think about SAFETY which is very, very important to ABB.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If was quick, 1 month.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a posting on school's website. Contacted later via phone for on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Systems Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ABB in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Knowledge of the position through networking with past colleagues which has led to identify the said position. Formal letter sent to the upper management at local level. A lot of emails part of the exchange over following 3 weeks which has led to a formal phone interview to be scheduled. Interview has taken place on scheduled date. Decision reach within 2 weeks to select best candidate.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    I was invited to an on campus interview. The Interviewer was very nice and easy going. Most of the interview he just told me about the company (which I had already researched beforehand) and talked about his career at ABB. He asked me a few questions about my resume--nothing to serious--and I left thinking it had gone really well. About a week later they told me they were going a different direction. I never really understand what they were looking for, because they contacted me about applying like they were interested in me, but then it never went anywhere. I guess that's just how it goes sometimes.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself. Tell me about xyz on your resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Cum Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    This is my first job interview ever and it turned out to be a nightmare. There were 2 people from the HR dep. sitting there and attacked me with all there questions. There was no smiling, no friendly gesture. The man may be from the higher hierarchy stayed still with his dangerous face under his glasses and his crossed arm. The woman I think just be there for me to fell that I was not alone with that fearful guy. That was a year ago so I don't remember exactly how the process was but I will never forget how they make me fell.

    Interview Questions
    • You suppose to get all the question with the most stressful way.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    Called for direct interview on site Asked questions on schematics, what are CT specification, what is use of open delta VT? what is distance relay?
    Was one round of telephonic then one round on site and then HR round for negotiations

    Interview Questions
    • Asked questions on schematics, what are CT specification, what is use of open delta VT? what is distance relay?
      They ask about ABB relays like REF 615, 630 relays
      What you know about medium voltage switchgear?
      What are faults ? 3 phase faults etc
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    HR is hard negotiator here
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    DreamGas Insulated Switchgear Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and am contacted by the recruiter for an interview after one and a half month. The interview itself was rescheduled two times. I was interviewed by a HR recruiter and the Line Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • The first questions are the standard ones. The Line Manager was interested in the details and even asked about physical phenomenons which appeared in self introduction (travel experiences for example), which is quite unexpected for me. At the end, there is only one technical related question, which can be covered with some pre-interview research.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Chemical Engineer - Safety Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    Applied in late October, got an invitation to an assessment center and interview in early January. It was very well arranged, with HR recruitment very helpful and answered all my questions quickly. It was arranged for us to stay in a nice hotel and meet some of the current engineers the evening before the interview day. It was very useful as we could ask lots of questions. The assessment day began with a presentation about ABB company and then the graduate scheme, which made me even more attracted to the role! Interviews then followed, first a technical section and then competency questions. It lasted about 1.5 hours. After lunch we had a group activity where we had to solve a problem. We finished the day at about 3:30. It was arranged very well.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest mistake you have made? What resulted from it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    I joined ABB as a Management Trainee. We were selected based on our undergraduate GPA, and the requirement was a minimum of 70% (in the Indian system of calculation - in percentages). First of, there was a comprehensive assessment in Math, English and concepts of engineering. Then, a final one-on-one interview at the headquarters, conducted by the HR and one Vice President.

    Interview Questions
    • What is so different about ABB and why do you want to join us ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ABB.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic based interview which is conducted by the technical and HR.After that negotiation of salary.Then about the joining date discussions and air ticket booking for transfer from the middle east itself

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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