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Work environment is good but a lot of pressure is put on employees. I learned so much while working there, everyday is different and that is knowledge nobody can ever teach you. The culture is relaxed Hardest part of my job was finding out how easily you are replaced
You are replaced very easily
First time working at it was a big challenge because I was coming from food supply chain to engineering stores,I learned the difference between foods and engineering stores systems and u micro manage yourself due to your work pressure or deadlines,management were good managers to work with them, they were not only big bosses the leaders on my daily operation and I did enjoy to work with them, workplace culture (everyone was a team player with understanding of the operation itself),I never had a hardest time in my workplace under the management who I was working under them,i been enjoying when the company has reach its own target profits throughout the effort of the team players
Motivation party or lunches when the department did well
Normal time, overtime if it's requested
working at was honestly amazing, so much to learn, so many trainings and field exposures, I must say I centainly enjoyed it. I was involved in ABB Mentoring and Technical program aimed at helping young engineers for their professional registration with ECSA. I however feel, there was a lot of pressure with regards to meeting deadlines, nevertheless I learn to deal with extreme pressure.
The work area is very well and I work from Monday to Friday. I have got Lenovo certificate as I was sent for Lenovo training as the company is using Lenovo products. The management team is friendly. The hardest part of the job sometimes is when I am doing remote support in other African countries
At ABB we work as a team and is a FIFO cultural company, if we can find a shipment or part of first department it will push us to work overtime at inbound, so we can find it for other department to work. Friday we call it sport day.
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i enjoyed all those years i did spent at Abb and i am very proud to say Abb made me wht im today .i was part of a team that errected ,serviced and tested breakers from 66kv up 765kv also doing maintance and repair use of forklift overhead crane ,truck mounted crane ,tracing and fixing of gas leaks fixing mech boxes
I have a lot of experience about solar panels working as a general worker and technician assistance, we were doing induction every week and sign risk assessment before we go to workplace, make sure that each and every one wearing ( PPE)
The company is great to work for and to learn a lot from as a graduate, the downside though is that chances of being taken permanent are limited. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there is great work/life balance and the working hours are desirable.
No job security for Graduate trainees
Supportive colleagues and management Growth Opportunity Company encourages educating staff Work-life balance The company encourages staff to live by the ABB Values, not only at ABB but in their personal day to day life.
Start of with meeting and project reviews. Design, Plan, Procure, Control and manage Projects. Good relationships with sub-contractors, high quality of end product. See Africa through projects. Good working culture within a good team environment. Leave ABB for a opportunity to start Project Management company as Shareholder in the Capacitor manufacturing culture.
Long hours and very little family time.
ABB is a good company, good environment to work in. Since the company is bid, I had a lot of internal customers I had to serve. I learned a lot of things like how to relate to different people, of different levels of seniority. How to help people, communicate and receive and take feedback form them. It helped me understand what the meaning of the saying 'customer comes first', because all I use to do was to make sure that all my customers are happy with the quality of the service I provided to them. The hardest part of the job was when the network or the server is down. I understood the urgency and criticality of the situation in a way that all the work was getting delayed, and the levels of frustrations increased amongst the people. Some would take out their anger on me. So I had to be patience and try to serve them as best as possible without changing face.
Team Building outings
Amount of work because of the size of the company
I have learned a lot while doing my service training there I had a great experience, my skills were improved. Everyone was friendly, fun but serious on the job given. The management were strict, stay out of trouble, follow the company policy and rules.
Exposure to International Banking, Reserve bank regulations and SARS regulatory requirements, the realization that my input impacted on the success or failure of ABB's Existence on the market made me feel relevant
Customer Relations with other business units
Limited Growth Opportunity
Deadline driven, customer service satisfaction, helpful and professional working environment . You feel part of the success story and become part of the big ABB Family
Subsidized Canteen, Learning and development
Limited growth Opportunity