ABM Industries Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
104 Reviews
2.9
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
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40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company to advance in many locations (in 3 reviews)

  • full time or part time flexible (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No support from upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Extremely poor work/life balance for most management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A total Joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Applications Support Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting Applications Support Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    The "leaders" of the company are a total JOKE! They have zero leadership abilities except to embarrass and intimidate their employees.
    I am always working late nights and weekends without a break or vacation.
    There is an AVP that is a "piece of work" in his own right. He says that he's a "Motivational speaker and Fixer"; Yeah he's motivating most of all people that report to him to find another career path.

    All of the smart ones have already left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are terrible!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Valet Attendant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Valet in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Valet in Weston, FL

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work. Job stability. Sometimes meet nice people. But other than that. There are absolutely no pros for this job.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care. Site supervisor is terrible, lazy and a very unfair. Pay and tips are horrible. No benefits. No growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your valet attendants better. Provide with more benefits. Communicate with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Killer
    Do not work for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Applications Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting Applications Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Some departments are able to work from home.

    Cons

    Very poor processes and procedures.
    The leaders have ZERO leadership abilities. They have many VP's that travel allot, to do what no one knows.
    Forget trying to take a vacation, unless you are a VP.
    No work/life balance at all. You work every day and weekends.
    Employees are very under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to selling cars. You are all Terrible managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    need works on management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Pros

    The hours are good and pay is fine.

    Cons

    The staff needs work and also need more people you can't work with 4 people. Also if there problem they will talk behind your back for no reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mean what you say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice coffee machines, everyone is pregnant

    Cons

    Senior management sets a bad tone with favoritism and sexism, office culture is poor, big egos at the top, few opportunities to advance from within, cutthroat, poor work-life balance, no merit reward system to motivate, staff is either very old (and stuck in a dead end) or fresh out of college with no idea what's coming. Company is too big and impersonal. Company has no vision. HR is a joke. Won't pay to keep talent or get new talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very bad!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Housekeeper in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Lead Housekeeper in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Pros

    NONE!! There are no good words at all!! Do not work

    Cons

    Company let's Supervisor break every Ethics policy and she gets to keep her job!! They let employees get harassed and discriminated on and do not care!!! Nothing good about this company at all!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your Ethics!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a really good company with benefits and Union support.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a good company for stay at home moms, college students and any individual willing to do what is acquired of them within the company.

    Cons

    This company will have you floating from building to building with no security for a permanent position.They tend to hire family, friends and unmotivated individuals with no desire in improving the company. Co-workers and staff will lie cheat and steal from you if they feel as though it will advance their position while destroying yours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ABM needs to stop hiring within their circles. The managers and supervisors are not honest trustworthy and do not have leadership skills. No room for promotion I worked almost 7 years for the company.They will start lying about work ethic if presented with permanent positions. The union also needs some readjustments as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    No raises, no benefits, no advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Floor Tech in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Floor Tech in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at ABM Industries part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great if you have no life and don't need money to live on.

    Cons

    No raises, no benefits, no advancement. Managers can change schedule to something you can't possibly work, even if you've been there for years. Endless hollow promises regarding raises, advancement, etc, none of which ever take place. This was the worst job I ever had. I only stuck with it because the job market at the time was so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people, rather than expecting them to work endlessly with no vacations, raises, and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    dislike ABM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PIT Driver Custodian in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - PIT Driver Custodian in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    like working in amazon facility

    Cons

    work conditions, management, HR dept really isnt there for the employees.This company seems to be a just thrown together hosh posh hole in the wall company trying to be big company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when doing an hr investigation dont give out names of complaining party to the one being investigated by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overtime pay? Nope.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    115,000 potential job positions in the company.

    Cons

    No paid sick days. VERY few paid holidays. (A vet working on Veterans day while everyone else takes off?!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the State of California labor laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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