ABB Bulgaria named employer of the year by Bulgarian career forum

ABB Bulgaria has been awarded first place in the category "Employer of the year," organized by the "Career in Bulgaria. Why not?" forum, overcoming many strong companies on the local market

ABB has been selected “Employer of the year” in the first edition of the awards. The winners have been selected and evaluated based on their performance and development in several main categories – The best educational program, The best benefit program, The best career development program, The greener company, The most socially-responsible company, The best office space and the biggest award – Employer of the year.

The official ceremony took place on September 20th, and was opened with a speech by the president of Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rumen Radev. From ABB side, the award was received by Uwe Tschirner, factory manager of ABB’s production units in Rakovski and Viktoriya Chorbadzhiyska, Country HR Manager of ABB in Bulgaria.

Uwe Tschirner, Factory Manager and Viktoriya Chrorbadzhiyska, Country HR Manager receiving the award for Employer of the Year. Photo by Career in Bulgaria.
Uwe Tschirner, Factory Manager and Viktoriya Chrorbadzhiyska, Country HR Manager receiving the award for Employer of the Year. Photo by Career in Bulgaria.

“This is an amazing recognition for ABB and all the efforts that we took during the last several years. The investment in the professional development of the employees is integrated deep in the values of our company, and this award is a proof that we’re doing it right. Recent example for the development of our team is also the 3th place award of Alessandro Salerno from the Rakovski production unit in the Next Generation contest of Capital” said Marcel van der Hoek, Country Managing Director of ABB Bulgaria.

All participants in the biggest award category presented their activities and good practices for leadership and management programs, participation in social activities, good practices in retention and development of new employees, and educational projects benefiting the employees’ development. The final selection of the companies is evaluated by a jury of “Career in Bulgaria. Why not?”, and includes professionals from various business areas.

“I would like to thank the whole HR team of ABB Bulgaria for their exceptional performance and continues improvement of processes, active participation in multiple career activities and the strong employer branding projects delivered during the year. We followed a consistent working plan, and the efforts are finally paid out,” said Viktoriya Chorbadzhiyska, Country HR Manager of ABB Bulgaria.

"Career in Bulgaria. Why not?" is organized by Back2bg and Tuk-Tam associations, created to inform Bulgarians abroad about career opportunities in Bulgaria.

ABB in Bulgaria has two factories for low- and medium-voltage products in Rakovski, one low voltage factory in Petrich and a high-voltage production unit in Sevlievo. A modern service station for Turbochargers is located in Varna and serves both the Bulgarian and Romanian coasts of the Black Sea. ABB’s operations in Sofia include the company’s main office and dedicated R&D facility for transformer tap changers. Currently, the company has over 2,700 employees in Bulgaria.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.


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