ABB is a leader in power and automation; and it’s a great place to work, too
First published in jobpostings magazine
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As part of our November women’s issue, Jobpostings profiled some of Canada’s most inclusive companies to find out why they value diversity and, more importantly, what they’re doing to promote it in the workplace.
Here’s our profile of ABB, which details who they are, what it’s like to work for them, and a few key facts about the company. Read on.
Who they are
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB group of companies operates in some 100 countries worldwide and is present in many locations all across Canada. We are the market leader in power transmission and distribution and hold leading market positions in most key product areas.
Why you’ll love them
Innovation, passion, and diversity are the hallmarks of ABB. Our goal is to create and maintain a flexible environment that naturally attracts and retains the best talent and enables all employees to realize their full potential in the pursuit of organizational objectives. Working at ABB means you get the opportunity to gain global experience at a local level through building networks, and participating in global teams and projects, all while learning more about regional and global businesses. Our people are developing innovative technologies year after year. By working with ABB, you will help shape the world for years to come.
What they can offer you
We are committed to employing talented people and supporting them to achieve their highest possible potential. We offer a range of leadership programs to young graduates, who are keen to learn and advance their careers. Our programs include various local and regional development opportunities, such as: the ABB mentoring program, ABB Life (a week long intensive training course in all things ABB), and an 18-24 month Global Trainee program that provides young talent an opportunity to work in different countries and to experience diverse work cultures and job assignments. For the past 10 years, ABB has also participated actively in the Institut en génie de l’énergie électrique (IGEE) and offers a number of graduate programs in partnership with utilities and other partners in the industry. We believe a better world begins with you.
By the numbers
Workforce percentage that is female: 20 per cent
Executive representation by women: 22 per cent
Years in business: 82
Number of employees: Close to 5,000 in Canada
Locations: 50 across Canada
Industry: Power and automation
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