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.
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.
Supportive colleagues and management
Company encourages educating staff
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.
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.
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
ABB South Africa provides a vibrant diversity of departments in which to gain experience. The ability to move departments and continue learning is advantageous, and every employee is treated with long term goals in mind. Every employee has a mentor, and mentors someone below them - this is to ensure transfer of knowledge between employees soon to retire, and employees that are new to the workforce.