Faces of ABB
It’s great to be part of a company with such a global reach and at the same time a local business focus. I very much like the diversity of people and backgrounds; I learn new things every day.
ABB offers tremendous opportunities to women wanting to build a career. The company helped to fund my education after I joined in the 1970s, and I have always felt able to pursue new challenges.
ABB provides different types of training to help you develop. Employees are given the tools and flexibility to take charge of their own career development and expand their job scopes.
Since Power-One became part of ABB, our employees have more opportunities to develop their careers, and ABB’s global presence is allowing us to bring our products to a much wider market.
There is a lot of support and opportunity built into career planning at ABB. Combined with the support of my managers and my colleagues, that has helped me get on very fast.
As a project manager at ABB, you are encouraged to switch between managing projects and being a general manager so you get on-the-ground expertise as well as the international perspective.
Since Ventyx became a part of ABB, the focus has shifted to longer-term solutions for sustainable growth. It’s an environment that enables us to address the needs of customers and employees.
The trainee program I started with was a huge help. And, thanks to the breadth of our offering, our world-class technology and the demands of our customers, I have been learning ever since.
I feel part of a much bigger world, which helps to expand my thinking and, ultimately, to achieve more. ABB always tries to strike a balance between being too centralized or too decentralized.
In ABB, Supply Chain Management is recognized as much more than a support function. It’s a major role, and I’ve been surprised about the range of opportunities to expand my circle of influence.
The way you get to expand your network and your thinking at ABB is unique. In my six years with the company, I have not once felt marginalized – that is an important achievement in South Africa.
The personal development programs are excellent, and my managers have always encouraged me to take on new challenges. I have also had job rotations in Europe and the United States.
T&B brings much more to the table since we were acquired by ABB – a broader portfolio of products and solutions, more opportunities in markets overseas and many more possibilities for advancement.
As a Baldor employee with experience of past integrations, I believe ABB has respected and valued Baldor’s culture and its brands while bringing in the benefits of the global ABB organization.
I am lucky to have had great managers in my 30 years here. They have always believed in me and helped me when I needed a new challenge.
ABB is a global company that has a great vision both in terms of business and technology as well as excellent development programs for employees. I’m looking forward to making a career here.