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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
23 Reviews
2.0
23 Reviews
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
Henrik C. Slipsager
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours , with time off paid holidays and vacation but this could be limited with the business demand (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay for the position (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • most of upper management could care less about employees, and in a service industry, that is not the right approach (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    They expect the world with no support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do it your way

    Cons

    Zero support, always negative. HAVE TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT ON YOUR OWN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a training program and monitor who you have in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company does not stand behind their employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Carrollton, KY
    Current Employee - Contractor in Carrollton, KY

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Will hire almost anyone. Not helpful to current employees

    Cons

    Don't value the hard working employee they have!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Payroll is a joke.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Custodian in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Full time work. My site is flexible with hours. Decent pay. Eventually I'll have benefits. Great coworkers. My site manager actually cares about me.

    Cons

    Two out of three paychecks have been messed up. Overpaid by 136 hours and they punish the employee who's honest and calls about it by taking all of your money until it is paid back, only they screwed up again and didn't tale the first half of the hours and are completely unwilling to work with the employee so they can take care of bills.

    They say they will provide uniforms and shoes but don't.

    Branch manager is rude and treats people like they are worse than scum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the incompetent payroll.

    Work with your honest employees who bring up pay issues so it can be resolved fairly.

    Don't allow branch mangers to create a hostile environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Bad all. The way for anybody

    Cons

    Bad. All the way bad pay

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ampco Systems Parking in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ampco Systems Parking in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABM Industries (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, accessibility, free parking, not much more else to say. The tips are nice if you can get some.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management. Managers make supervisors do all the work. The top executives don't check on employees. They switch managers a lot due to favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees equally, pay attention to all employees, don't assume all managers are handling their business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    overworked, underpaid, and mostly unappreciated

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, a lot of good people who work hard, get to work at many of the top companies in the area as a service vendor

    Cons

    most of upper management could care less about employees, and in a service industry, that is not the right approach. lack of development for employees seeking to move up, extreme work loads and no support staff, local manager does not think it is his job to care about employees, very little teamwork, so big that most employees are just a number, and are treated as such...easily replaceable and not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand that your employees MAKE the company... it is managements job to encourage, support, train, develop provide a safe work place to, provide appropriate monetary compensation to and genuinely CARE about the employees, from the newly hired janitor to middle management and office personnel... it takes all of us to make it a good team, not just the sales and revenue generators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Penn Hills, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Penn Hills, PA

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy work for the job, surrounded by nice staff at my level. Did promote from within when possible, which was 2 times in 2 years.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. Often taken for granted by upper management, and once risen to certain level no growth available because each location had no contact with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cleaner

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company to advance in many locations. Overtime, when needed.

    Cons

    Unreasonable amount of work with small crews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have part-time floating employees to fill in during the 2 week hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Doesn't walk the talk...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Growth oriented, ambitious company. Diverse offerings.

    Cons

    Lack of support and technical resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the people needed to walk the talk. Saying you are great does not make you great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Over promise; under deliver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Experience. Good place to start your career, but not stay more than 2-3 years

    Cons

    Not a stable organization, extremely unorganized and unprofessional. The future of the company is very unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words. Don't just talk about the vision, actually do something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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