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I have been working at American Bureau of ShippingPros
Care for employees health and development.Cons
Very demanding and diverse environment.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Pay while training is important to an interested employee.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at American Bureau of Shipping.Interview Details
The interview process will be different for each department.
I was interviewed by the department director and two Managing Principal Engineers. There was only one interview, which was followed by an offer.
The three men asked several questions that were border-line inappropriate; particularly regarding my marital status, intention to have children and where I "am from".
There were also questions about why I would want to work at ABS, and I was given a real guilt trip about committing to the company "for life."
The interviewers kept stressing that the good work (ensuring the safety of vessels) that ABS employees are responsible for makes up for the lower pay.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThe compensation offered was considerably lower than what I expected, and what is normal in the area for my background. I countered with details and negotiated a slightly higher salary.Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
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The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. At the end of 2012, ABS was the second largest class society with a classed...
Mission: The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily...