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ABB interview and salary advice

Hello all, I just found the forum today while searching about interviews and salaries for a position in ABB, i searched the forum thoroughly but haven't found the exact answers to my question, hope you can help me out.

My qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering(American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Master in Automation and Production Systems( Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
Master of Engineering in Robotics and Control(Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) Expected Graduation in June
Had an internship as a research assistant in UC Davis, USA
Research assistant at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon
I am 23 years old

Position:
Electrical Engineer Drives Software Development

I would like to ask if you can give me some pointers about the interview so that I know what to expect.
Also I would like to know how much should I ask for if asked about the salary.
I would really appreciate your replies, Thank you very much
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Old 15.04.2011, 20:56
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

if i were you i would probably withhold the name of the firm where you will interview, but then i when i pass-by the cautious-o-meter (what? haven't you heard of that???) reaches FSD (fool-scale-deflection)
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if i were you i would probably withhold the name of the firm where you will interview, but then i when i pass-by the cautious-o-meter (what? haven't you heard of that???) reaches FSD (fool-scale-deflection)
What are you talking about? and if you have no advice then please don't post anything...
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What are you talking about? and if you have no advice then please don't post anything...
With that attitude, you will get advices here that you do not want to hear. Good luck with your interview. Remember 23 is young, you have plenty of time to progress in your career, be yourself and luck will do the rest.
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You have many three degrees but have no clue how to use internet! You should take whatever they offer you! As it seems you have a long way to go.

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What are you talking about? and if you have some advice then please don't post anything...
young thing (because i don't care if you are man or a woman), i did have an advice for you, but if can't fulnking comprehend, then that is no problem of mine.

try asking for CHF1,000,000.00. Your attitude deserves to be recognized with bucket loads of cash, preferably in one rappen coins.
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

orchiles, it will depend on your education, your age, the level of the position you are interviewing for and the responsibilities of the position in question. ABB has a grid with job classifications and pay scales.

Based on what you said I would be looking at between 6500 and 7500 a month (x13), but there may be issues that were not posted which affect that.

I would consider ABB to be a fairly grounded and level-headed company. Also, I would lose the attitude, prima-donnas (or those that conisder themselves to be such) are generally frowned upon.

Good luck with the interview. Come back and tell us how you got on.

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To be honest, I have no idea what HairyCoconut is talking about. I must buy myself a book on mobile text speak.

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orchiles, it will depend on your education, your age, the level of the position you are interviewing for and the responsibilities of the position in question. ABB has a grid with job classifications and pay scales.

Based on what you said I would be looking at between 7500 and 8500 a month (x13), but there may be issues that were not posted which affect that.

I would consider ABB to be a fairly grounded and level-headed company. Also, I would lose the attitude, prima-donnas (or those that conisder themselves to be such) are generally frowned upon.

Good luck with the interview. Come back and tell us how you got on.
I really appreciate your reply, I will work on your advice. It may have seemed like I have an attitude but really DailyCoconut's comment is just the comment of someone who has a personality that must judge people and make fun of them so that he gets satisfied.
anyways thank you very much Snoopy
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

Orchilles. Please don't take some of the posts personally. The
EF people are not all arses.

Quite honestly, I don't know what to answer. A software guy in your position could expect about 75-85K since you have internships but
no true work experience. That is not meant as a put down just an
honest evaluation.
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

True i have no work experience, I am really just looking for honest evaluations such as yours and Snoopy's. thank you very much for the reply
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

No worries Orchiles, but I made a mistake and adjusted the salary range in my post downwards (sorry). Just thought I would point it out...



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I really appreciate your reply, I will work on your advice. It may have seemed like I have an attitude but really DailyCoconut's comment is just the comment of someone who has a personality that must judge people and make fun of them so that he gets satisfied.
anyways thank you very much Snoopy
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

Thank you really for checking back and correcting the range
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

Actually the best advice kid, was from the person who told you to take the name of the company out of the title.
He was protecting you and helping you.

Live and learn, best of luck
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Actually the best advice kid, was from the person who told you to take the name of the company out of the title.
He was protecting you and helping you.

Live and learn, best of luck
Thank you for saying it in a nice way unlike DailyCoconut.
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Thank you for saying it in a nice way unlike DailyCoconut.
It is a tough, nasty , competitive world out there ....

I think you may have to get used to feedback - just my advice ,

Feel free not to take it ...
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You have many three degrees but have no clue how to use internet! You should take whatever they offer you! As it seems you have a long way to go.
For the record i did create and run a couple websites before and was an administrator in few forums too when I was younger, so I do have a clue about the internet...

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It is a tough, nasty , competitive world out there ....

I think you may have to get used to feedback - just my advice ,

Feel free not to take it ...
I am used to feedback, just not used to get insulted by anyone... I agree that the world is competitive, but if someone doesn't have the guts to ask harmless questions I can see why most people won't advance much in their career.
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I am used to feedback, just not used to get insulted by anyone.
I think he was not insulting you but warning you.
Maybe you misterpreted the joke.

Everybody reads foruns and people has different interpretations.

You have many details that can identify you.
I do not know how Switzerland works but it can be negative.

It is like blogs. They are just opinions but are people not hiring candidates because of their interpretation (the managers) of the blogs.
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Yes, I had an employee that was a blogger. I knew what she thought of me and of her salary. Then later on I knew that she was looking for another job so I was perfectly prepared when she resigned.
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Re: ABB interview and salary advice

I don't think if the employee saw this post he would frown about it, it has nothing bad in it. Also it has so much details because i was looking for an expert's opinion to answer my questions, so that they can relate my degrees with the position and the salary, and to be honest I don't mind being identified...
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