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12 days ago

Qualified Lead Worker

Abacus Barnstaple, England

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled tradesman seeking part time employment to work for a friendly and professional team. Hours of work… TotalJobs.co.uk


8 days ago

Labourer

Abacus Barnstaple, England

Our local client is seeking for a skilled Labourer with a clean eye who has experience guttering. The successful candidate will be installing… TotalJobs.co.uk


12 days ago

Guttering Installer

Abacus Barnstaple, England

Our local client is seeking for a skilled Builder with a clean eye who has experience guttering. The successful candidate will be installing… TotalJobs.co.uk


11 days ago

Customer Sales Advisor

Abacus Barnstaple, England

They are currently looking for a really unique candidate to join a thriving and dynamic team. Working in a busy office environment, you will be… TotalJobs.co.uk


4 days ago

Roofer- Part time

Abacus Barnstaple, England

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled tradesman seeking part time employment to work for a friendly and professional team. Hours of work… TotalJobs.co.uk


17 days ago

Plumber- with CSCS Card

Abacus Bideford, England

The initial job is to last 4 to 6 weeks, but there is a good possibility of ongoing work for the right candidate. The suitable Plumber will have… TotalJobs.co.uk


14 days ago

Finance Assistant

Abacus South Molton, England

• To accurately and efficiently clear expense invoices and ensure that proper procedures have been followed • To accurately and efficiently… TotalJobs.co.uk


22 days ago

Lift Engineer

Abacus Barnstaple, England

include • Complete installation of new lifts • Call outs to identify and rectify faults • Maintenance rounds for existing clients… TotalJobs.co.uk


9 days ago

Market Research - Telephone Surveys

Abacus Barnstaple, England

The successful Market Researcher will be required to start immediately on a temporary ongoing basis. This is a great opportunity to work for a highly… TotalJobs.co.uk


4 days ago

Purchasing/Shipping Administrator

Abacus Barnstaple, England +5 locations

We are currently seeking an experienced Purchasing / Shipping Administrator to cover a min 12 month Maternity cover contract for an established North… TotalJobs.co.uk


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    Bottom Of Security Industry

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    Current Employee - Management in Dundalk, MD
    Current Employee - Management in Dundalk, MD

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

    Pros

    They will give you work. As long as you don't get on their crap list for trying to have a life. If you don't do what they ask, they won't like you anymore. It's all about "what have you done for me lately."

    Cons

    They offer no benefits other than the state required minimum, Upper Management is poorly paid, (Captains, Majors, Area Managers and VP's), Security Guards are poorly paid. Abacus owners are greedy. Management will promote captains who have no experience just because they can't find anyone else to do the job. This in turn, results in captains bullying security guards, Lts and Sgts. Since they do not offer any benefits you would think they would at least be kind to you and work with you sometimes. They will deny your request time off requests even when you give them a month in advance. Yet, the policy for calling out is a 4hr minimum notice. This encourages calling out instead of requesting off, the proper way. I am not speaking from only someone who was a security guard but also someone who has worked and been promoted through the ranks. I have been a S/O, Sgt, Lt, Cptn, Major and Area Manager. I stepped down from all of the above positions because; A) They work you to death, I was working 80+ hrs a week and only getting paid for 40. B) I did not agree with how they treated their people and they have a way of forcing you to become like them in treating your employees wrong.
    I am not saying all of their captains etc. are this way. I am saying that the ones that are not that way always leave. Therefore you are left with crap supervisors.
    Abacus management always tries to get and use leverage on their employees to get what they want. They bully, intimidate and make you fear for your job if you don't do what they want. Not only do they do this but they ask you to work 16+ hours time after time. Which is illegal. I am sure they have several law suits against them by now. As they should. The way they run business is not a way to run business at all. If not for their staffing agency I suspect they would have been out of business by now. They lose contracts left and right. If I were a loss prevention manager and seeking to contract a security company, abacus would not be one of my choices. This is sad to me because I have been with the company a long time and I have seen it fall apart little by little.
    What does it tell you if you can't keep captains, cant keep guards, cant keep area managers and cant even keep a stable Vice President?
    It means you are doing something wrong!!! The owner needs to realize this and take action. Instead we all see nothing being done about it. Instead, crap rolls down hill to the lowest employees in the company and they get screwed. DO NOT WORK FOR ABACUS SECURITY! DO NOT ACCEPT A CAPTAIN POSITION!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT ANY POSITION. TRUST ME, YOU WILL REGRET IT. I do not have a bias against them but I can no long keep my mouth shut about what I see going on. For Gods sake, the person making the schedule doesn't even know how to use Microsoft Excel. It's embarrassing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down from your position and find a job that values you. You are worth more than they make you feel.
    Stop bullying your employees. Stop trying to get leverage on everyone. . . If you are kind to the people who work for you then you won't have as many problems. If you are kind to the people who work for you they will go above and beyond for you. Instead, they don't care what the effects of calling out are, they don't care about quitting without notice. Your captains are mistreating your security officers. You want to know whats wrong, open your eyes, listen to the ones who make your pay check for you!

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