Engineer your career
There are more than 147,000 employees at ABB with their own personal goals and aspirations. As we believe that employees perform best when their interests and skills are in line with their job, we try to enable this perfect fit.
Thousands of new opportunities are created each year, and it is up to employees to take up their next challenge, as they know best where their passions lie. They are responsible for engineering their own careers; however, at the same time, we offer numerous processes and tools to support their career development.
We enable personal growth and development by offering open dialogue, including structured feedback, knowledge transfer and opportunities for multi-directional career steps, such as working on different projects, moving between various businesses or rotating among functions or geographies.
The careerbuilder suite
There is an annual cycle of discussions between employee and line manager about performance, development and career path. This is a true dialogue in which we seek to align employee interests and business needs. The process ends with agreeing on a development plan.
Over the last 10 years, we have invested heavily in talent management, testing specific processes including talent identification and succession planning in different countries and businesses around the world, and then sharing best practices globally.
Our global HR system enables all employees to manage their own talent profile, where they record their interests and competencies. They can choose to be advised and visible in talent pools for upcoming opportunities by line managers and HR.
There are a number of defined career paths for our different job families, including career step definitions, task and competence profiles and potential movements.
We have a strong track record of internal promotions at every level of our organization, from the shop floor to the Executive Committee.
Want to work in a multicultural environment?
When it comes to an inclusive, culturally diverse working environment, there are few places more international than ABB.
With operations in over 100 countries, we offer plenty of opportunities for employees to broaden their horizons with overseas job postings and by working with people from other countries and cultures.
We recognize the importance of early career development and we do our best to help talented, motivated young professionals gain international experience through developmental assignments.
Every year there are hundreds of experienced professionals who relocate on short or long term basis to support business needs and project execution.
Whether your aim is to improve your intercultural awareness, or to better understand how global business works, the multicultural environment of ABB is the place to be.
At ABB, we help our employees grow as professionals and as people.