ABM Industries

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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
111 Reviews
2.7
111 Reviews
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
Henrik C. Slipsager
43 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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20 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Bad all. The way for anybody

    Cons

    Bad. All the way bad pay

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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 an 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
  3. 2 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
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  5. 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 an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cleaner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Doesn't walk the talk...

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    • 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
  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead end street.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is so large that once you are settled in and if you need more hours there are plenty of locations where they can send you. Management is detached to the point where they hardly observe your performance, good for you, bad for the company.

    Cons

    Company and management speak of "advancement opportunities" but merit is overlooked when such opportunities are available.
    Pay is low, good luck getting any type of raise even if you do a great job.
    Management shows lack of judgement for promoting/keeping inept and apathetic supervisors who are unorganized, uninformed, and do as little as possible to maintain their title.
    High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The lack of integrity in management reduces moral of good employees and deteriorates the performance of the team overall. Most of the employees see this as a dead end job where only the friends of management will move up and merit is overlooked especially when management is detached from on site operations.

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

    BSM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bsm in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Bsm in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great People - Employees Team

    Cons

    Outdated Rsources Computer and not enough support system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with 2014 Technical

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

    Vision remains a vision, no execution

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have great forward thinkers with amazing ideas for conserving energy, building for a greener tomorrow and below competitive rates.

    Cons

    Their ideas remain ideas and the management tree remains male-controlled with no forward thinking. There is no uniformity or communication between corporate and managed branches as to what the future visions actually are. Customer bids are to include all the forward-thinking innovations and green products, but none of that is communicated down to the executors, it is simply for customers' eyes. Often times, managers and staff are expected to give of their time and labor without compensation and threat of non-compliance lurking. The only advancement opportunities are for white males who run hispanic crews (legal or not), qualified or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with company vision and replace any management that is going about things in back-alley fashion instead of promoting them because they talk a good game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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